COVID-19 TESTING

CDC

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:

 

Health Clinic

Address, Phone Number

 

 

Alma Illery Medical Center (Homewood)

7227 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh 15208

412.244.4700

 

Braddock Family Health Center

404 Braddock Avenue, Braddock 15104

412.351.6300

 

East End Family Health Center

117 North Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh 15206

412.404.4000

 

East Liberty Family Health Care Center

6023 Harvard Street, Pittsburgh 15206

412.661.2802

 

Hazelwood Family Health Center

4918 Second Avenue, Pittsburgh 15207

412.422.9520

 

Hill House Health Center

1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh 15219

412.392.4400

 

McKeesport Family Health Center

627 Lysle Boulevard, McKeesport 15132
412.664.4112

 

Metro Community Health Center

1789 South Braddock Avenue, Suite 410

Swissvale 15218

412.247.2310

 

North Side Christian Health Center

816 Middle Street, Pittsburgh 15201

412.321.4001

 

Northview Heights Clinic

525 Mt. Pleasant Road, Pittsburgh 15212

412.322.7500

 

Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center
(South Side)

249 South 9th Street, Pittsburgh 15203

412.697.3260

 

Squirrel Hill Health Center

4516 Browns Hill Road, Pittsburgh 15217

412.422.7442

 

Steel Valley Family Health Center

1800 West Street, Homestead 15120

412.461.3863

 

Sto-Rox Family Health Center

710 Thompson Avenue, McKees Rocks 15136

412.771.6462

 

West End Health Center

415 Neptune Street, Pittsburgh 15220

412.921.7200

 

Wilkinsburg Health Center

807 Wallace Street, Suite 203

Pittsburgh 15221

412.247.5216

 

CDC SELF CHECKER

 

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.