Quick quiz: You’re running a slight fever, have a runny nose and a cough. Do you:
- Go to the ER
- Go to ExpressCARE
- Send a MyLVHN message to your doctor
- Have a video visit
Depending on how bad you’re feeling, you might start with a message to your doctor or a video visit for guidance on what type of care you need. Provided you’re not having trouble breathing, you don’t need the ER.
As seasonal illnesses, including flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and COVID-19, rise in our area, more people are seeking health care. This leads to heavy demand for Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) services.
Getting the right health care when you need it is critical, but it’s also important to know the difference between emergency and less urgent medical concerns, and which facility and care option is right for you. Here’s a list of LVHN care options and info on which is right for your health needs: