MILLVALE COVID TESTING FROM NORTH HILLS COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Squirrel Hill Health Center is now offering walk-up COVID-19 testing to all at no charge at a number of locations throughout Allegheny County.
To sign up, go to alleghenycovidtesting.com.
You do not need a doctor’s referral, and we encourage anyone experiencing symptoms to get tested.
We will be bringing our Mobile Unit to Millvale on Wednesday, June 3 from 10 AM – 3:30 PM. We will be at 121 Butler St, Millvale PA 15209.
To guarantee your test, sign up now!
COVID-19 Testing Available at Community Health Clinics in Allegheny County
PITTSBURGH – Testing for COVID-19 is now available at federally qualified health centers in Allegheny County and through Pittsburgh Mercy, a certified community behavioral health clinic.
The tests will be offered at no charge, and patients do not need a doctor’s referral. Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested.
Symptoms include: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell. This is not a list of all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
To schedule an appointment, visit http://alleghenycovidtesting.com/ or call the clinic nearest you.
Participating health clinics include:
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
Q. Where can I get tested for COVID-19?
If you believe you should be tested, call your medical provider to assess your symptoms. If you do not have a provider call your local health department or 1-877-PA-HEALTH. In general, health care officials limit testing to those with symptoms, travel history to a hotspot or other clear risk factors. You can learn more here.
Q How much will it cost to get tested for COVID-19?
Nothing. Testing costs for COVID-19 will be completely covered by your insurance without a co-pay. If you do not have insurance, the COVID-19 test is still free, however you might be charged for the doctor’s visit or trip to the ER.
Q. Is there a cure or vaccine for coronavirus?
There is currently neither a vaccine to prevent the spread of coronavirus nor an approved anti-viral drug for coronavirus, although several are being tested. If you suspect you have been infected or exposed, call your medical provider and avoid contact with others.
Q. Is there funding for a cure or vaccine for coronavirus?
Yes, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act provides more than $3 billion to National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) for research and development of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics to prevent or treat the effects of coronavirus. This bill also requires that vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics developed using taxpayer funds must be affordable on the commercial market.
Q. Are there enough ventilators and hospital beds to meet the need?
There is concern among hospitals, public health experts and government officials that hospital intensive care units could be inundated if there is a surge in seriously ill patients. The availability of both ventilators and hospital beds fluctuate on a day-to-day basis. There are a total of 3,400 licensed ICU beds and more than 3,600 ventilators in PA with plans in place to acquire more if needed. It is important to make sure our hospital systems do not become overwhelmed – this is why it is essential for PA residents to follow the Governor's mitigation efforts and stay home when possible.