In order to be tested for COVID-19, people who suspect they might have the virus, who are experiencing symptoms of a fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, are being asked to see their primary care physician. The doctor evaluates each patient before recommending a test. (Seek help at an Emergency Department if you're experiencing severe respiratory distress or other life-threatening symptoms.)

So what should you do if you don’t have a primary care physician?

It’s important to avoid the ED unless you’re experiencing a true life threatening emergency, and there are resources available if you don’t have a family doctor.

River Valley Health and Dental, 471 Hepburn St., Williamsport. (570) 567-5400, press 0. Please call ahead if you can, but RVHD will also accept walk-ins. 

Family Medicine, Divine Providence Hospital campus, Warren Avenue, Williamsport. (570) 326-8500

Montoursville Family Medicine clinic, Savoy Plaza, Montoursville. (570) 368-3321. Open to new patients.

Family Practice, 1205 River Ave., Williamsport. (570) 323-5991. Offers a walk-in testing site for current patients.

Local State Department of Health, (570) 327-3440

Other online tools to find a provider include:

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