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We welcome you to Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–17th Street, a community neighborhood hospital located in the heart of Allentown’s West End. For more than 100 years, we have been committed to caring for our neighbors and our friends, delivering high quality care and offering a full range of health care services. Services range from emergency care, to caring for the entire family in our community practices. We also offer ambulatory surgery, mental health care, inpatient hospice care, rehabilitation services and more. Our health care is tailored to the needs of our community.

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Lehigh Valley Hospital-17th Street
Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street main entrance.
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Lehigh Valley Hospital-17th Street Welcome Desk
Yanira Roman welcomes patients and visitors at the information and welcome desk at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
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Health Spectrum Pharmacy Services, located on the first floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
Health Spectrum Pharmacy Services, located on the first floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
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Emergency Room at Lehigh Valley Hospital-17th Street
Emergency room entrance at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
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Fleming Memory Center, located on the first floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
Fleming Memory Center, located on the first floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
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Diagnostic Care Center, located on the first floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
Diagnostic Care Center, located on the first floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
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Children’s Clinic, located on the second floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
Children’s Clinic, located on the second floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
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Mark J. Young Community Health and Wellness Center, located on the first floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
Mark J. Young Community Health and Wellness Center, located on the first floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
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Center for Women’s Medicine, located on the first floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
Center for Women’s Medicine, located on the first floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
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Breast Health Services waiting room, located on the first floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
Breast Health Services waiting room, located on the first floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
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Dental Clinic at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street, located on the first floor
Dental Clinic at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street, located on the first floor
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Centro de Salud, located on the fourth floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
Centro de Salud, located on the fourth floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
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Sleep Disorders Center, located on the fourth floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
Sleep Disorders Center, located on the fourth floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
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Ambulatory Surgical Unit and Preadmission Testing welcome desk, located on the second floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
Ambulatory Surgical Unit and Preadmission Testing welcome desk, located on the second floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
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Lehigh Valley Hospital–Inpatient Hospice, located on the sixth floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
Lehigh Valley Hospital–Inpatient Hospice, located on the sixth floor at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street

Highlighted services at LVH–17th Street

  • Community care: Our team is proud to provide a wide range of clinical care for children through older adults. In addition to providing primary health care for all ages, we offer bilingual and support group programs for people living with chronic conditions like diabetes or asthma. We are dedicated to keeping you well, and should you need medical insurance, we will help connect you with resources to help you obtain medical insurance.
  • Children’s services: Weller Health Education at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital offers school-based programs that promote physical, emotional and social well-being for K–12 students, parents and school personnel. The John Van Brakle Child Advocacy Center at LVH-17th Street brings together Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Department of Child Protection Medicine, law enforcement, child protection services, prosecutors and mental health professionals to provide a coordinated trauma-focused response for suspected child victims of sexual and physical abuse.
  • Women’s breast health: Breast Health Services at LVH–17th Street is here to provide you with state-of-the-art 3D screening mammography in addition to 2D mammography. We also provide diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsy. Our compassionate technologists and entire Breast Health Service team have helped Lehigh Valley Hospital earn designation as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence™ in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) by the National Consortium of Breast Centers. Lehigh Valley Hospital and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono are the only locations in Pennsylvania to earn these this designation.
  • HIV testing and treatment: Comprehensive Health Services (CHS) is the largest comprehensive, full-service program dedicated to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) awareness and care in the Lehigh Valley. The multidisciplinary team is comprised of providers, nurses, case managers, prevention and outreach support, case managers, behavior change specialists, dietitian and pharmacist. This team works to support patients and is funded by the Ryan White Part C Program.
  • Hepatitis care: The Hepatitis Care Center, the only multidisciplinary hepatitis center in the region, offers the most complete care, including the latest in medications and therapies for people living with Hepatitis B and/ or C. The Hepatitis Care Center also offers free rapid hepatitis C testing.
  • Child and adult sleep disorders: We can help improve your sleep or that of your loved one. Our Sleep Disorders Center offers night and daytime sleep studies for children and adults, as well as home sleep studies, when referred by your physician. Our center helps diagnose and treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, narcolepsy and other sleep disorders. Diagnosis, education and initiation of treatment occur as rapidly as possible, usually the day following the sleep study.
  • Transitional Skilled Unit (TSU): The TSU at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street is a 52 bed sub-acute skilled nursing and rehabilitation unit. The TSU is a safe, supportive and comfortable setting for those who no longer need the care of a hospital. In addition to round the clock nursing care, we offer physical, occupational and speech therapy services as well as a full schedule of activities designed to meet our residents’ recreational needs and support their progress in physical and occupational therapy.
  • Fleming Memory Center: The Fleming Memory Center specializes in the care and treatment of: memory impairment, depression and anxiety, dementia and other behavior disturbances. We provide thorough patient assessments and treatment planning, as well as provide support to caregivers. Our services include: one-on-one/family consultation; facilitating community agency referrals; support groups; and education and training through the course of the illness.
  • LVPG Geriatric Medicine: This team specializes in comprehensive geriatric medicine and can evaluate conditions specific to the older patient such as: frequent falls and dizziness, medication management, frailty. We also provide preventive care recommendations at your request.
  • Center for Women’s Medicine: The Center for Women’s Medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street provides comprehensive health care for women, including adolescent girls. Services include: Gynecologic exams, prenatal care, immunizations, screenings for cancer, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, and programs for OB patients
  • Dental Clinic: The Department of Dental Medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street is a general practice dental residency program designed to serve as an enhanced educational experience for the dental school graduate, while providing dental care to an underserved segment of our community. Our team is committed to making sure children of our community maintain healthy smiles by staffing Miles of Smiles Mobile Dental Clinic and staffing the annual “Give Kids a Smile” day.
  • Mental health community practices: With more than 40 years of dedicated service to the community, the Mental Health Clinic provides psychiatric assessment and treatment to adults age 18 and older. The program offers comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, individual, family and group therapy, medication management and emergency services.
  • Volunteer support: Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street is enriched by the many volunteers who share their time and talents with patients and our programs. Join us by learning about volunteer opportunities here and at other LVHN locations.
  • Outstanding nurse professionals: Our nurses are among the best in the profession, reflected by the repeat attainment of Magnet® designation at our Lehigh Valley-based hospitals since 2002. Your care is in the hands of people who are dedicated to you, with many having earned advanced specialty certifications and educational degrees.

As a neighborhood hospital campus, Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street looks forward to continuing our legacy – caring for our community – now and far into the future.

Valet Services

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Valet services colleagues, like Angelina DeJesus, are ready to greet you at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street main entrance.

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Magnet Hospital®

Only 7 percent of hospitals in the nation hold this honor, and we are the only Magnet® hospital in the Lehigh Valley.
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Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A, Fall 2018

Leapfrog’s “A” Grade for Patient Safety

Leapfrog collects information from hospitals across the United States to find the ones that are taking "big leaps" in health care quality, safety and customer value.
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Most Wired

In 2018, LVHN was recognized as being one of the top ten health systems in the United States at the forefront of health care information technology (among the Most Wired) by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). We’re recognized for the use of information technology to address safety and quality, customer service, business processes, workforce and public health and safety.