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.  

______________________________________________________________________________

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and PA Department of Health (PA DOH) guidance, Evangelical is now scheduling appointments for secondary booster doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for the following individuals:

  • Individuals who are between the ages of 18 and 49 and received Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for their first shot and booster at least four months ago.
  • Adults ages 50 years and older, who received Pfizer or Moderna as their initial vaccine and booster at least four months ago. 
  • Individuals who are 12 or older, moderately or severely immunocompromised, and received their initial vaccine and booster at least four months ago.

To schedule an appointment, please follow the directions below.

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

Visiting hours are 8 am to 8 pm daily.

Visitor Restriction Guidelines Related to COVID-19

(updated 4.11.22)

For the safety of our patients and staff, Evangelical Community Hospital has adopted the following visitor restrictions.  
 
Inpatients (Non-COVID-19 Only)

  • Up to four visitors at a time are permitted in the patient’s room.
  • In The Family Place, the patient’s designated support person is permitted 24/7.
  • Siblings may visit in The Family Place during Hospital visiting hours.
  • Visitors under the age of 12 may be considered for end-of-life situations.
  • Additional visitors must wait in the Main Entrance lobby.

Patients in Isolation

  • Up to two visitors at a time are permitted in the patient's room.
  • Visitors will be required to wear appropriate PPE to enter the patient's room.

Emergency Department

  • Two support persons may accompany the patient when the patient is assigned to an Emergency Department room and must remain in the patient’s room.
  • Additional visitors must wait in another waiting area, such as the former Degenstein Lobby waiting area.
  • For patients who are under investigation (PUI), visitors must remain in their vehicles or in the former Degenstein Lobby waiting area until the patient tests negative for COVID-19.

Outpatients

  • Surgeries and Procedures
    • One interchangeable support person is permitted to accompany the patient. 
    • For patients under the age of 18, two support persons are permitted. 
    • A support person may be asked to wait in other designated areas to maintain physical distancing.
  • Imaging, Testing, Physical Therapy, and Physician/Clinic appointments
    • Up to two support persons are permitted to accompany the patient. 
    • If an adult patient arrives with children and no alternatives for childcare are available, the patient will be allowed to proceed with the service.
    • A support person may be asked to wait in other designated areas to maintain physical distancing.

Vendors

  • Company representatives entering the Hospital should have an approved appointment scheduled.

General Visitation Policy

  • Visiting hours are from 8 am to 8 pm for visitors 12 years of age and older.
  • End-of-life or medically unstable patients may be visited 24/7.
  • Visitors will be provided a visitor pass at the Main Entrance.
  • Visitors will be screened daily upon entrance into any Evangelical facility.
  • 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.
  • A face shield will be provided to the visitor to wear for medical reasons only during an end-of-life visit.
  • It is essential for visitors to maintain physical distancing. 
  • No visitation is permitted for anyone with signs or symptoms of a respiratory illness such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or flu-like symptoms suggestive of COVID-19.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Visitors must perform hand hygiene prior to entering and after leaving patient rooms.
  • Visitors who do not comply with these rules will lose visiting privileges.
  • Family and support persons are invited to connect with their loved one virtually.
  • Clergy, doulas, and nursing home liaisons are considered integral parts of the care team and their visitation is not restricted and long as they adhere to the guidelines listed in this policy.

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.

______________________________________________________________________________

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

______________________________________________________________________________

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

CDC Coronavirus Updates CDC Coronavirus Updates

_______________________________________________________________________________

Pennsylvania Department of Health Coronavirus updates:

Pennsylvania Department of Health UpdatesPennsylvania Department of Health Updates

_______________________________________________________________________________

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 is now open 8 am-8 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.