Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from Doylestown Health

Updated 10/21/20

Please be aware that evolving public health guidelines related to COVID-19 may necessitate ongoing modifications to the following information. Doylestown Health remains attentive to changes and flexible to the needs and safety of patients, community and staff.

Doylestown Health is closely following Department of Health and CDC recommendations and guidelines for the identification of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • 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)

    COVID testing made easy

    To keep patients safe and to provide for efficient and convenient results, Doylestown Health has established a dedicated drive-thru testing site for the screening of COVID-19 and seasonal flu. Conducted by physician's order only, the drive-thru testing facility is replacing all outpatient COVID-19 testing previously performed on the Doylestown Hospital campus or at the Doylestown Health Urgent Care center.

    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)

    Patients should call Central Scheduling to make an appointment at 215.345.2274. Timed reservations are scheduled Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 3:30 pm. 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 instruction when they obtain a physician order for either the COVID-19 or seasonal flu test.

  • What should I do while I wait for my results?

    • Self-isolate at home. If you live with others, isolate in a private room and use a private bathroom whenever possible
    • Wear a mask when you enter shared spaces
    • Interact with others as little as possible
    • If symptoms worsen, contact your healthcare provider

    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.Please call the Billing Department at 215.345.2182 with questions about the cost of COVID-19 testing to you.

     
  • Guidelines and Recommendations

    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

    In light of COVID-19, Doylestown Hospital has implemented a RESTRICTED visitor policy. For more information on restrictions, including limited entry points to the hospital, please visit Visiting Hours.

  • 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.

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    Please note outpatient rehabilitation services remain closed, however, services are provided over the phone to continue therapy at home.

  • 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

    Urgent Care is performing COVID-19 testing for Pre-Procedure and Travel Requirements only. We do not accept walk-in testing for COVID-19. If you need to schedule COVID-19 testing, please call Doylestown Hospital at 215.345.2274.

    Collection of specimens is taking place at a site on the Doylestown Hospital campus for those patients who are pre-registered as medically necessary. Contact your primary care physician or the Bucks County Department of Health for screening to determine if testing is appropriate.

    Patients may also present at the Doylestown Hospital Emergency Department if they do not feel well. Unfortunately, due to still limited supplies and testing availability, it is not possible to test those who are asymptomatic or at lower risk at this time.

    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

    Get answers to the most common questions about COVID-19. 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 Health’s Response to COVID-19

  • Answers to Your Frequently Asked COVID-19 Questions

    Doylestown Health strives to keep you updated as recommendations, and our response to the public health crisis, evolves. Download our most up-to-date guidelines and policies, or visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

    Download Our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

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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