Covid

Before you visit us

Please call one of our community health centers BEFORE coming to one of our community health centers to schedule a Virtual Visit if you think you have COVID-19 or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive.

Allentown – 610-841-8400
Southside Bethlehem – 484-408-0755
Northside Bethlehem – 610-984-1380
Easton – 484-544-3113


Covid Vaccination Clinics – Patients Only

NHCLV is hosting free vaccination clinics on the following dates and at the following health center locations.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Booster shots are also available for already vaccinated people who are eligible.
Advance online registration is preferred, but walk-ins will also be welcomed. Please click on a link to register in advance for a timed appointment.

Please note that all of the following vaccination clinics are for NHCLV patients ONLY. Call the health center location to register for an appointment time. 

Friday, May 20
NHCLV Northside Bethlehem
1-4 pm
Ages 12 and up

Wednesday, May 25
NHCLV Easton
10 am – Noon
Ages 12 and up

Covid Vaccination Clinics – General Public

Saturday, May 21
NHCLV Downtown Allentown
9-11:30 am
Ages 5 and up
https://vaccinations.health.pa.gov/appointment/en/reg/5931660432


Covid Testing

NHCLV offers COVID testing only for patients at three of our locations as follows:

Patients must first have a telemedicine/virtual visit with their NHCLV care team before coming in for the test. Walk-in testing is NOT available. Please call us: 610-841-8400.


Monitoring COVID Spread in Your Area

It’s important to continue wearing face masks whenever the area you live in has a medium-to-high rate of virus transmission.
To check the amount of COVID cases in your county, go to this page on the CDC web site and select your state followed by your county.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html


Covid Precautions

NHCLV requests that you schedule a telehealth visit with your healthcare provider and do not come into the health center if you:

  • Are age 60 and over
  • have chronic lung or heart disease
  • have diabetes
  • are immunocompromised
  • have symptoms of an infection, like cough, shortness of breath, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.

We can see you in person for the following services recommended by your provider:

  • well children less than 2 years old who need vaccines
  • visits for controlled substance prescribing
  • visits for certain procedures or other special circumstances
  • visits to care for your pregnancy
  • visits requested by your healthcare provider

If you need to come into the health center, NHCLV is working to keep you safe.

Your safety is very important to us. We have many measures in place to protect you:

  • Telehealth visits are available every day to reduce face-to-face encounters and infection risk. We recommend telehealth visits for most appointments that do not require you to be in person.
  • NHCLV staff and all patients and visitors are screened for recent travel to high-risk areas and have their temperature taken before entering the health center.
  • You must wear a face mask unless there is a medical reason you can’t.
  • iPads and online check-in are available to reduce wait times in the waiting room and reduce your exposure to other patients and visitors.
  • You see our team cleaning and disinfecting all areas to ensure they are ready for you.
  • We promote physical distancing by spacing out seating in waiting areas.
  • One person may come with you to your visit. If someone brings you to your appointment (one person per patient), he or she can come inside to accompany you for your visit with the provider, wait in the waiting room if space is available, or wait in their vehicle.

 


Lost Vaccination Card

Have you lost your official Vaccine Card? Fill out this online form for the Pennsylvania Department of Health to receive a record of your immunizations for COVID. Please note that this is NOT a replacement vaccination card, but it is official proof of your vaccinations. https://expressforms.pa.gov/apps/pa/DOH/SIIS-release-of-records

How to Use a COVID At-Home Test

If you haven’t yet used a COVID at-home self test (antigen test), watch this helpful video from the CDC on how they work so that you are prepared to use one correctly when the time comes:

How to Interpret Self-Test Results

If you have to take an at-home (antigen) COVID test or assist a family member with taking one, it’s important to not only make sure it is performed correctly, but that you also correctly interpret the results. This short video from the CDC offers tips for interpreting self-test results. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xli2t4skfx0