COVID-19 Testing for People Without Symptoms

Find out where to get COVID-19 testing based on your specific needs.

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This page was last updated on 12/21/2020 at 2:00 PM.

Testing for work, school or travel – you do not have symptoms

Lehigh Valley Health Network is focusing testing on those who need it for clinical reasons – symptoms or significant exposure. We are not offering COVID-19 clearance testing at this time. Clearance testing includes the testing of people who do not have symptoms, do not have a significant exposure to the virus and require clearance through COVID-19 testing for work, school or travel.

Where to get clearance testing

COVID-19 clearance testing is available at local pharmacies such as CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens. Call ahead to see if the location near you provides this service.

Testing after a known exposure to COVID-19 – you do not have symptoms

If you have a known exposure to COVID-19, but you don't have any symptoms, you can receive a COVID-19 test.

Step 1: Contact your primary care provider by phone or through the MyLVHN patient portal. Your provider can help you set up a virtual visit to discuss your recent exposure and provide guidance. If you do not have a provider, call the MyLVHN Nurse Hotline at 888-402-LVHN (5846) or visit LVHN.org/virtualcare to learn about other virtual care options.

Step 2: Receive COVID-19 testing, if recommended during your virtual visit. Testing is available at HNL Lab Medicine locations and LVHN Diagnostic Care Centers.

Asymptomatic patients in the Hazleton area are encouraged to visit HNL Lab Medicine–West Hazleton or HNL Lab Medicine–Mountain Top rather than LVHN COVID-19 Assess and Test–Sherman Court. A prescription is required to receive testing at either HNL Lab Medicine location.

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.

Pre-procedure testing

If you need COVID-19 testing prior to an upcoming procedure, visit the pre-procedure COVID-19 testing page.

Safety precautions at COVID-19 testing locations

Your safety is our No. 1 priority. We have measures in place to protect you:

  • Screen – Care team members have their temperature taken are screened before their shift begins.
  • Distance – You will be asked to wait in your car after checking in. If you choose to wait in the waiting room, you’ll notice that chairs are spaced out to promote social distancing. Those who have an order for COVID-19 testing can receive the test from the comfort of their car. We continue to recommend virtual care options, like telephone visits, E-Visits and video visits for care that does not require an in-person appointment.
  • Mask – All colleagues, patients and visitors are required to wear a face mask.
  • Clean – You will see our team cleaning and disinfecting all areas to ensure they are ready for you.

Your COVID-19 test results

LVHN makes it convenient to view your test results. 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  about your results, please call 484-273-4368.

MyLVHN can be accessed from a computer (at MyLVHN.org) 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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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.

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