Coronavirus Update

In accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH), all employees, volunteers, visitors, and patients are required to mask when inside any Evangelical locations.  

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Evangelical Community Hospital is only providing the Pfizer vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and PA Department of Health (PA DOH) previously approved mixing and matching vaccines for booster doses. 

Bivalent COVID-19 Boosters

Following CDC and PA DOH guidance, Evangelical is now scheduling appointments for the bivalent booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine for the following individuals:

  • Anyone 12 years old or older who completed their primary doses or booster does of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines at least two months ago.
  • Anyone 18 years old or older who completed their primary dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.

To schedule an appointment, please follow the directions below.

Scheduling a Vaccination Appointment

If you or a loved one are seeking COVID-19 vaccination or a booster, please complete the form below or call the vaccine hotline at 570-522-4530, option 1 between 9 am and 3 pm Monday through Friday.

Vaccine Registration Form Vaccine Registration Form

For more information on who qualifies for vaccination or boosters, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) websites using the buttons below.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH)

If you have questions about getting vaccinated for COVID-19, please contact your primary care provider.

All volunteers, visitors, and patients arriving for appointments and procedures are required to wear a mask when inside an Evangelical facility.

Visitor Restrictions

COVID Specific Visitation Requirements

  1. Visitors will wear a Level One or cloth mask during their entire visit. Gaiters are acceptable, Bandanas, masks with valves or vents, loose cloth masks, or any mask not completely covering the nose and mouth is prohibited.
  2. A face shield will be provided to the visitor to wear for medical reasons only during the end-of-life visit.
  3. It is essential for visitors to maintain physical distancing.
  4. Visitors must be free of signs or symptoms of a respiratory illness such as a fever, cough, shortness of breath or flu-like symptoms suggestive of COVID-19.
  5. Visitors are not permitted if they have an active COVID-19 infection. Visitors who previously had COVID-19 must be at least 10 days from the start of symptoms.
  6. The Hospital cannot deny access to an attendant, caregiver, or family member of a patient who has an intellectual, developmental, or cognitive disability, communication barrier or behavioral concerns.
  7. Visitors must perform hand hygiene prior to entering and after leaving patient rooms
  8. Visitors that do not comply with these rules will lose visiting privileges.
  9. Family and support persons are invited and encouraged to connect with their loved one virtually.
  10. Clergy, doulas, and nursing home liaisons are considered integral parts of the care team and their visitation is not restricted as long as they adhere to the guidelines listed in this policy.

General Visitation Guidelines General Visitation Guidelines

COVID-19 Testing

Testing Site

The Hospital closed the Alternate Testing Site on St. Mary Street in Lewisburg. The site will remain closed unless community spread dictates a future need.

Asymptomatic individuals or those with minor symptoms who are seeking COVID-19 testing should contact their primary care provider and/or secure a home test kit.

Individuals with more severe COVID-19 symptoms should go to Urgent Care of Evangelical, 7095 Westbranch Highway, Lewisburg, or the Emergency Department for evaluation.

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Travel and Pre-Surgical COVID-19 Testing

Patients seeking COVID-19 testing to prepare for an upcoming surgical procedure may do so between 8 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday at the Hospital. Use the Main Entrance and proceed to Pre-Admission Care.

Due to limited supplies, Evangelical is suspending COVID-19 testing as it relates to travel. Individuals with upcoming travel planned should contact their individual airline or destination in advance to determine if testing is required and if it is, seek testing at locations not associated with Evangelical.


Additional Resources

Previous COVID-19 Updates Previous COVID-19 Updates

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For nationwide and global Coronavirus updates please check the CDC website regularly:

CDC Coronavirus Updates CDC Coronavirus Updates

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Coronavirus updates:

Pennsylvania Department of Health UpdatesPennsylvania Department of Health Updates

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Deaf or Hard of Hearing Communication Card for COVID-19

Download Deaf or Hard of Hearing Communication Card Download Deaf or Hard of Hearing Communication Card 

 

Urgent Care Hours

Urgent Care of Evangelical welcomes patients 8 am-7 pm, seven days a week.  

The testing counts and positivity rate only represent people tested at Evangelical Community Hospital and does not represent the total population in our area.