Due to the increased testing demand causing the shortage of rapid test kits as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Penn Highlands Healthcare advises patients using outpatient services for COVID-19 testing may experience a delay in receiving results. This delay is due to specimens needing to be sent to the reference lab for testing.

Patients experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who have been exposed can walk-in to PH QCare locations, PH Huntingdon Urgent Care, schedule a test at a PH outpatient lab testing location, or call their primary care physician for assistance. Patients should not go to the emergency room for testing, but individuals experiencing severe, life-threatening symptoms should seek emergency care immediately. Call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

For more information including COVID-19 Vaccine updates, visit www.phhealthcare.org/coronavirus.

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