COVID-19 Testing for People with Symptoms

Rest assured that your prepared partner is ready to help you every step of the way, from COVID-19 screening to testing and care.
Please note: You will need a script (prescription) to obtain testing for COVID-19.


This page was last updated on 12/30/2021 at 3:52 PM.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) remains vigilant as the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, and we are committed to being your partner in health in these unprecedented times. As a leader in infection control and prevention, LVHN is taking extraordinary steps to deliver the smart, comprehensive care you need through new ways to screen, assess, test and keep you safe.

COVID-19 Screening and Testing

Insurance coverage for COVID-19 testing

Before getting a COVID-19 test, it is important that you verify and update your insurance information. Review this FAQ about insurance coverage for COVID-19 testing.

COVID-19 pre-screenings

If you think you have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone who does, stay home. We are providing COVID-19 screenings online and by phone. You must be in the state of Pennsylvania to receive screening due to medical licensing regulations:

  • Nurse line: 888-402-LVHN (5846), option 4 
  • LVHN ExpressCARE Video Visit: Visit or open your MyLVHN app. Tap on the menu, then select “Schedule ExpressCARE Video Visit.” 
  • Complete an E-Visit (detailed questionnaire visit submitted to a provider) by visiting or your MyLVHN app. Tap on the menu, then select “E-Visits".
  • Contact your primary care provider: Call or visit or open your MyLVHN app. Tap on the message, select “Send a message” and follow the prompts. 

We want to screen you via these technologies so that you remain in your own home and only need to leave if testing is needed. This screening helps reduce the spread of COVID-19.

During the screening, our medical professionals will determine if you have COVID-19 symptoms and if you should receive testing. If needed, you will be directed to a COVID-19 testing location. The COVID-19 test detects active disease and cannot determine if you have been exposed. You must have a script (prescription) in order to receive a COVID-19 test at our testing sites.

If you have a medical order to receive a COVID-19 test in preparation for an upcoming procedure, and you do not have any symptoms of illness, read our pre-procedure COVID-19 testing guidance.

COVID-19 testing locations

COVID-19 testing is available throughout the region at select LVHN locations. 


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Your COVID-19 test results

LVHN makes it convenient to view your test results, so you can focus on feeling better. After your COVID-19 test, there’s no need to wait for a provider to call you. You can view your test results and quarantine instructions as soon as they are available on the MyLVHN patient portal. If you receive positive test results, an LVHN colleague will reach out to you with guidance. . Should you have questions, you can send a message to your provider through MyLVHN or call 484-273-4368.

MyLVHN can be accessed from a computer (at or through the MyLVHN mobile app (available for Apple or Android devices). It allows you to schedule appointments, pay bills and review your medical information all in one place.


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Have an upcoming procedure?
Learn about pre-procedure COVID-19 testing.


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Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Testing

Get answers to frequently asked questions about what costs you may be responsible for when you receive a COVID test.

Read the FAQs

E-Visit Screening for COVID-19

An E-Visit, through MyLVHN, is a no-appointment way to get screened for COVID-19.

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