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COVID-19 Resources for Patients & Visitors

Masks are still required at all Penn Highlands Healthcare facilities.

Penn Highlands Visitor Policy Updates

Nursing Homes Visitation

Please visit Penn Highlands Jefferson Manor's and Penn Highlands Elk Pinecrest Manor's Important Information Pages for current visitation policies.

Penn Highlands Healthcare Facilities

Patients may have multiple visitors during their stay -- however only one visitor is permitted per patient at a time. Each visitor must wear a mask at all times. Patients who are in isolation due to an active COVID-19 infection may not have visitors, with rare exceptions being made for scenarios such as end-of-life and other special situations.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Call the PHH Vaccine Information Line at 814-503-4735, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, press 1 at the prompt to be directed to the Pharmacy, then press 0 to speak to a pharmacy staff member to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment.

COVID-19 Testing

Penn Highlands Healthcare is providing testing for COVID-19.

Outpatient Lab Testing Locations for Scheduled COVID-19 Tests Only

If would like to schedule a COVID-19 test at one of our outpatient locations below, please contact your primary care doctor.

Penn Highlands Brookville

  • Times: Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM by appointment only and with doctors order.
  • Call Central Scheduling at 814-849-1870, or 814-849-1880. (either patient or provider office can make the appointment)
  • Location: Near the dock area of the hospital, below the Emergency Department.
  • Directions: If arriving via the Emergency Room entrance, drive to the top, turn right then turn left into the dock area and park at the side by the dock ramp. If arriving from the Main Entrance, travel in front of the hospital before going up the emergency room turn right into the dock area park at the right side by the dock ramp. Staff will watch for arrivals and come to cars and perform test.

Penn Highlands Clearfield

  • Times: Monday through Friday walk-ins with doctor order.
  • Location: PH Clearfield main hospital entrance at 809 Turnpike Avenue, Clearfield, PA 1683, mask required for covid-19 testing.

Penn Highlands DuBois

  • Times: Monday through Friday 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM by appointment only
  • Call 814-375-4636 to schedule an appointment (either patient or provider office can make the appointment)
  • Location: QCare DuBois COVID Collection, 621 South Main Street, DuBois
  • Instructions: Turn from South Main Street near the Hospital Avenue intersection. Follow the signs for COVID Collections. Pull up to the shed at the corner of the building. Remain in your vehicle and provide your name and date of birth to the Lab staff.

Penn Highlands Elk

  • Times: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM by appointment only.
  • Call 814-375-4636 to schedule an appointment (either patient or provider office can make the appointment).
  • Location: Behind PH Elk hospital, small parking lot between Medical Office Building and main hospital
  • Instructions: Pull up to the double doors on left by pylons, pull up behind each other creating a line of cars, stay in your car and someone will come out to take your information and perform collection.

Penn Highlands Huntingdon

  • Times: Monday thru Friday beginning at 11:15 AM - By appointment only.
  • Call 814-643-8632 to schedule an appointment. (either patient or provider office can make the appointment).
  • Location: Penn Highlands Huntingdon Quick Lab
  • Instructions: Patients drive to the Parking Lot beside the Quick Lab. The patient will stay in their car and call 814-643-4591 to let the phlebotomist know they are here. The phlebotomist will come out and collect the specimen.

Penn Highlands Tyrone

  • Times: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 am-1 pm by appointment only.
  • Call 814-684-6384 Monday thru Friday 8 :00 AM - 4:00 PM to schedule an appointment. (either patient or provider office can make the appointment).
  • Location: PH Tyrone Hospital visitor entrance 187 Hospital Drive Tyrone, PA 16686
  • Instructions: Patients will drive up to the visitor entrance. Stay in your car and someone will come out to obtain your information and collect the specimen.

QCare/Urgent Care Testing Locations:

Learn more about your COVID-19 test by downloading our patient fact sheets.

Penn Highlands Healthcare Safety Reminders

MASKS FOR PATIENTS / SUPPORT PERSONS: In accordance with the Department of Health, everyone must wear a mask inside our facilities. If any patient or support person does not present with a mask, we may provide one to them.

How is Penn Highlands Healthcare Staying Safe During the Pandemic?

All Penn Highlands Healthcare inpatient and outpatient services continue to be safe and fully operational.

Our precautions and restrictions have been effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19. We’ve kept our facilities safe, and we encourage our patients to continue to rely on us for care. As you do, you may notice that we’re closely following Department of Health guidelines for healthcare facilities. Thank you for your cooperation as we uphold our commitment to your safety.

To learn more about how Penn Highlands Healthcare is staying safe click here.

COVID-19 Signs & Symptoms

The information and guidelines below are based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

This list does not include all possible symptoms. The CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. To learn more visit the CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus.

What To Do If You Are Sick

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above please follow these recommendations below:

Call your Primary Care Physician/Family Doctor to discuss your symptoms. Do NOT go to your doctor’s office, QCare/Urgent Care or the Emergency Department.

If you are suffering from a life threatening situation, call 911 immediately.

Anyone without a primary care provider/family doctor may call the PHH Call Center at 814-375-6644 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday to get help finding a doctor.

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick

Stay home except to get medical care:

  • Stay home. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
  • Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
  • Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

Separate yourself from other people:

  • As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home. If possible, you should use a separate bathroom. If you need to be around other people or animals in or outside of the home, wear a mask.
  • Tell your close contacts that they may have been exposed to COVID-19. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person has any symptoms or tests positive. By letting your close contacts know they may have been exposed to COVID-19, you are helping to protect everyone.

Learn more at CDC’s What to Do If You Are Sick.

Self Care at Home for Mild Symptoms of COVID-19

  • Stay home unless you need to leave for medical care.
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home. Stay in a specific room and use a separate bathroom, if possible.
  • Use a mask, cover your coughs and wash your hands frequently.
  • See more self-care information from the CDC.

Prevention

  • Wear a face mask and/or face shield correctly.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands well and frequently—at least 20 seconds with soap and water or with hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover cough/sneeze with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean/disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

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