COVID-19 Testing for People Without Symptoms

Whether you need testing for work, school or a possible exposure, LVHN can help. Learn how to receive your test.

People with symptoms should visit COVID-19 testing for people with symptoms for guidance. Para español, haga clic aquí.

This page was last updated on 2/9/2021 at 8:21 PM.

You can receive a COVID-19 test, even without symptoms

Whether you need a COVID-19 test for work, school, travel or because you have a known exposure to the virus, you can receive testing at Lehigh Valley Health Network. A doctor’s order is required. Take the steps below to 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 need for a COVID-19 test. 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 and 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 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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