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:
- UPMC Find a Physician: https://www.susquehannahealth.org/find-a-doctor
- Geisinger Find a Physician: https://providers.geisinger.org/
- Evangelical Community Hospital Find a Doctor: https://www.evanhospital.com/find-a-doctor/find-a-doctor~default.aspx?view=all#0|Please+Select...|0
- Guthrie Find a Provider: https://www.guthrie.org/find-a-provider