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Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from Doylestown Health

Updated February 26, 2021

  • Vaccine Scheduling


    Doylestown Health vaccine appointments

    We currently do not have any vaccine appointments available. Please check back next week.

    Patients who have received care from any Doylestown Health physician (primary care and/or specialist) are automatically preregistered through the health system’s electronic medical record and prioritized based on their highest risk medical conditions. This is an effective and efficient method to identify the most vulnerable. As with the public offering, allocation of vaccine varies week-to-week. Patients will be contacted at the appropriate time to schedule their appointment.

    The supply of COVID-19 vaccine continues to be severely limited in our region. Vaccine allocations are determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and vary week-to-week, with only a few days notice provided.

    Additional public reservations for first doses will open in the near future.

    Individuals who meet 1A criteria have two options to schedule a vaccination appointment:

    Option 1




    Option 2


    Call 267.810.1820
    8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday
    8 am to 12 pm, Saturday


    Healthcare workers interested in vaccine please fill out form.

    Supply of the vaccine continues to be very limited. Doylestown Health, as with other vaccinators, are allocated vaccine by the state Department of Health. The amount of vaccine Doylestown Health receives often varies and determines the number of doses available each week.

    Doylestown Health continues to prioritize and deliver vaccine to the most vulnerable members of our community (1A criteria) in a variety of ways:
    • Doylestown Health also provides vaccines to underserved communities not affiliated with the health system, such as Grundy Hall in Doylestown, a county housing authority facility; patients of the Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic, a free-clinic for the uninsured supported in part by Doylestown Hospital, and similar facilities. Additionally, Doylestown Health provided vaccine to Christ’s Home in Warminster, an unaffiliated senior community.
    • Doylestown Health has already vaccinated more than 6,000 healthcare workers; more than 60% are healthcare workers not affiliated with the health system.
    • Additionally, Doylestown Health accepts requests for vaccination from physicians not associated with the health system for their patients in the high-risk category. Those patients receive invitations to schedule appointments based on clinical appropriateness.

    All of these efforts are designed to meet the overwhelming demand for vaccine when it is still a very limited resource, and to prioritize the most vulnerable.

    To date, Doylestown Health administered more vaccines (in excess of 16,000 doses) than any other organization in Bucks County. The use of the health system’s electronic medical record is the most efficient and accurate method to identify, prioritize and reach out to the most vulnerable. However, the number of available appointments varies and is dependent on the amount of weekly allocations provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

  • Phases

    Here is an abbreviated overview of the guidance:
    See also the PA Department of Health website.

    Who Gets the Vaccine, and When

    The CDC issued recommendations for the administration of the limited supply of vaccine, and the PA Department of Health issued guidelines for distribution in the commonwealth that will take place over the coming months.

    Phase 1A as of Jan. 19

    • Long-term care facility residents
    • Health care personnel including, but not limited to:
      • Emergency medical service personnel
      • Nurses and nursing assistants
      • Physicians
      • Dentists and dental hygienists
      • Chiropractors
      • Therapists
      • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
      • Technicians and phlebotomists
      • Health professions students and trainees
      • Direct support professionals
      • Clinical personnel in school settings or correctional facilities
      • Contractual HCP not directly employed by the health care facility
    • Persons not directly involved in patient care but potentially exposed to infectious material that can transmit disease among or from health care personnel and patients
    • Persons ages 65 and older
    • Persons ages 16-64 with high-risk conditions:
      • Cancer
      • Chronic kidney disease
      • COPD
      • Down Syndrome
      • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
      • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
      • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
      • Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
      • Pregnancy
      • Sickle cell disease
      • Smoking
      • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Phase 1B
    • People in congregate settings not otherwise specified as long-term care facilities, and persons receiving home and community-based services
    • First responders
    • Correctional officers and other workers serving people in congregate care settings not included in Phase 1A
    • Food and agricultural workers
    • U.S. Postal Service workers
    • Manufacturing workers
    • Grocery store workers
    • Education workers
    • Clergy and other essential support for houses of worship
    • Public transit workers
    • Individuals caring for children or adults in early childhood and adult day programs
    Phase 1C
    Essential workers in these sectors:
    • Transportation and logistics
    • Water and wastewater
    • Food service
    • Housing construction
    • Finance, including bank tellers
    • Information technology
    • Communications
    • Energy, including nuclear reactors
    • Legal services
    • Federal, state, county and local government workers, including county election workers, elected officials and members of the judiciary and their staff
    • Media
    • Public safety
    • Public health workers
    Phase 2

    All individuals not previously covered who are 16 and older and do not have a contraindication to the vaccine. Note: At this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech product is approved for those age 16 and 17.

    • All persons of any age not previously vaccinated.
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    Symptoms of COVID-19 may vary by person and range from mild to severe illness. Symptoms of Coronavirus include:

    • Cough
    • Fever
    • Shortness of breath
    • Chills
    • Sore throat
    • The loss of sense of smell and taste
  • Testing for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    Screening Tests

    Doylestown Health has established a dedicated drive-thru testing site at 584 W. Swamp Road (Route 313) for the screening of COVID-19 or seasonal flu infection conducted by physician's order only. This change is to keep patients safe and to provide for efficient and convenient results.

    To schedule a drive-thru test, please call 267-810-1730 for direct access to 70 available phone lines.

    The drive-thru testing facility is replacing all outpatient COVID-19 testing previously performed on the Doylestown Hospital campus or the Doylestown Health Urgent Care Center.

    Patients interested in being tested should consult their primary care physician first about the need and appropriateness for a screening test. Patients will receive scheduling instructions when they obtain a physician order for either the COVID-19 or seasonal flu test.

    Drive-Thru Testing Location and Hours

    Doylestown Health's COVID and Flu Testing site is located at:
    584 Swamp Road (Route 313, just south of the intersection with Ferry Road)

    Timed reservations are scheduled:
    • Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 3:30 pm.
    • Saturdays, from 8 am to 1 pm.

    To schedule please call 267-810-1730 for direct access to 70 available phone lines.

    Test Results

    Patients who were tested and experiencing even mild symptoms should stay home while awaiting results.

    Testing Cost

    Federal law requires private insurers, Medicare and Medicaid to cover COVID-19 tests without any cost to the patient and provides funding to support free testing for some people without health insurance, though it does not guarantee access to no-cost tests for the uninsured.

    The following is the cost of COVID-19 testing conducted by Doylestown Health. Please call the Billing Department at 215.345.2182 with questions about the cost of COVID-19 testing to you.

    CPT Code Description Hospital Charge Self-pay Rate
    87635 COVID-19 SARS CoV-2 Lab $230.00 $115.00
    G2023 COVID-19 Specimen Collection $30.00 $15.00

    TOTAL $260.00 $130.00




    CPT Code Description Hospital Charge Self-pay Rate
    86769 SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)Ab, IgG $115.00 $57.00
  • Coronavirus Resources

    Guidelines and recommendations from the Department of Health and CDC are updated regularly. Please visit these websites for the most recent information:

  • Restricted Visitor Policy

    For the safety of patients, visitors and staff, Doylestown Hospital has implemented a RESTRICTED visitor policy due to COVID-19. For details, please visit our Visiting Hours page.

  • Outpatient Services Now Open

    Your health and well-being is our highest priority. That is why we have set high standards for safety and are taking every precaution possible as we welcome you back for Outpatient services at Doylestown Hospital and The Health & Wellness Center in Warrington.

    Learn More

  • Telehealth

    Doylestown Health Medical Staff providers are now offering telehealth appointments, bringing you safe, effective healthcare in the comfort of your home. Telehealth is the safest option for managing routine healthcare and addressing the challenges of COVID-19, because you don't have to leave your house to see a doctor.

    Learn more about Telehealth

  • Doylestown Health Urgent Care

    Doylestown Health Urgent Care is here and ready to welcome you. Staffed by board certified Doylestown Health physicians, we provide walk-in or call-ahead expert care for the whole family. The current hours for Doylestown Health Urgent Care are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 9 pm and Saturday, Sunday and major holidays from 9 am to 4 pm.

    We have taken extraordinary steps to make your visit safe and comfortable, including:

    • Thorough cleaning protocols that includes disinfecting all surfaces every 15 minutes
    • Strict adherence to social distancing policy by roping off seating areas and limiting entry to patients only (with the exception of children and those who require physical assistance)
    • Patients are screened* at the door in accordance to the latest screening criteria
    • Staff and patients are required to wear a mask
    • Staff has their temperature taken at the beginning and end of every shift

    COVID-19 Testing

    Doylestown Health has established a dedicated drive-thru testing site at  584 W. Swamp Road (Route 313) for the screening of COVID-19 or seasonal flu infection conducted by physician's order  only . This change is to keep patients safe and to provide for efficient and convenient results.

    The drive-thru testing facility is replacing all outpatient COVID-19 testing previously performed on the Doylestown Hospital campus or the Doylestown Health Urgent Care Center.

    Patients interested in being tested should consult their primary care physician first about the need and appropriateness for a screening test. Patients will receive scheduling instructions when they obtain a physician order for either the COVID-19 or seasonal flu test.

    Drive-Thru Testing Location and Hours

    Doylestown Health's COVID and Flu Testing site is located at:
    584 Swamp Road (Route 313, just south of the intersection with Ferry Road)

    Timed reservations are scheduled:
    • Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 3:30 pm.
    • Saturdays, from 8 am to 1 pm.

    To schedule please call 267-810-1730 for direct access to 70 available phone lines.

    Questions? Contact Doylestown Health Urgent Care at 215.863.8363.

    *Screening includes temperature taking and a series of health questions.

  • Classes and Events

    Community education programs and support groups sponsored by Doylestown Health are cancelled. Whenever possible, they will be held via teleconference or webinar.

    Childbirth and Parenting Education

    In lieu of in-person classes, prenatal and childbirth education resources can be found online.

    LEARN ABOUT ONLINE CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION RESOURCES

  • COVID-19 Questions

    Doylestown Health strives to keep you updated as recommendations, and our response to the public health crisis evolves. Visit the frequently asked questions page for our most up-to-date guidelines and policies. You may also email questions to ContactDH@dh.org. Expect a delay in responding to emails, especially during times of high volume. In an emergency, call 9-1-1.

  • Supplies and Donations

    Doylestown Health is grateful for the many offers we are receiving to donate equipment or supply materials for the protection of our patients and associates. 

    To learn more or to submit your offer of  donations of goods and supplies or  direct contributions of funds, please visit Doylestown Health Foundation. Your kindness and generosity is much appreciated.

    Support Doylestown Healths Response to COVID-19

About Doylestown Health

Doylestown Health is a comprehensive healthcare system of inpatient, outpatient and wellness education services connected to meet the health needs of all members of the local and regional community. Doylestown Hospital, the flagship to Doylestown Health has 239 beds and a Medical Staff of more than 435 physicians in over 50 specialties. An independent nonprofit health system, Doylestown Health is dedicated to providing innovative, patient-centered care for all ages.

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