Testing Available at the Center for Family Health at Eastside
COVID-19 testing is now available for both ChesPenn patients and members of the community by appointment only. Anyone not currently a ChesPenn patient may call our COVID-19 appointment line: 610-471-0279 for an appointment. Community testing is offered on Tuesdays between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm through July 14.
ChesPenn patients must make an appointment for a telehealth visit and be referred for testing by your provider. Testing for ChesPenn patients is offered on Thursdays from 9 am through noon.
All testing is walk-up only and conducted in the parking lot behind the health center. Patients must wear a mask except while collecting their nasal swab sample.
Testing at our Upper Darby and Coatesville sites will be coming soon.
Wear Your Mask When You Visit.
Our dedicated staff are ready to care for you and your family. Please wear a mask when you come to our site. We will take your temperature and ask screening questions at the door.
Limited Visitors Policy
We request that patients coming in for an appointment bring no more than one additional person. Parents accompanying children for pediatric visits please if at all possible leave siblings at home.
The majority of our visits are currently conducted via Telehealth calls. Telehealth can reduce the risk of exposure to the virus for you and for the community. A ChesPenn provider will call you to address your medical concerns by phone. Details of the process will be given to you when you make the appointment.
ChesPenn continues to offer walk-in visits to our patients. Based on your needs, we may redirect you to a telehealth visit.
We are currently only providing emergency dental services with limited exceptions. This policy follows the recommendation of the American Dental Association. Please bear with us. If you are in pain, please call for an appointment.
Testing for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
The CDC has developed criteria for identifying a “person under investigation (PUI)” for the coronavirus based on what is known about the previous coronavirus cases. Currently, the test is not available in U.S. hospitals or other primary care settings.
Testing criteria are changing daily. Currently, the CDC recommends diagnostic testing of patients who have a fever or are symptomatic and have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Please be advised: Testing for COVID-19 is not available at ChesPenn Health Services. If you feel you are at risk for coronavirus, please call to determine if you are a candidate for testing. If you require testing, we will provide instructions on how to get the test.
Any travelers who have recently returned from China, Iran, Europe and South Korea should self-monitor for respiratory symptoms. If you become sick, please call the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1.877.PA.HEALTH (724.3258) and call your doctor’s office or the nearest emergency department to let them know you want to come in. They will give you guidance.
Need More Information About COVID-19?
The following websites have the most reliable, up-to-date information on COVID-19 and how to care for yourself and your family:
What You Should Know
How to Protect Yourself
What to Do If You Think You Are Sick
The Pennsylvania Department of Health
PA Coronavirus Updates
Chester County Health Department (includes Delaware County Updates)
Chester County Coronavirus Updates
Coatesville Area School District has resources, including learning resources, meals, and information for parents and students on their website: https://www.casdschools.org/
Beginning Monday 3/16/2020, the following schools will provide breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday 10am-12:30pm:
-Chester High School (200 W. 9th St, Chester, PA)
-Stester Elementary School (808 E. 17th St, Chester, PA)
-Toby Farms School (201 Bridgewater Rd, Brookhaven, PA)
-Dr. Ethel D. Allen School (3200 W. Lehigh Ave)
-Add B. Anderson Elementary School (1034 S. 60th Street)
-John Barry Elementary School (5900 Race St.)
-Mary McLeod Bethune School (3301 Old York Rd.)
-Cayuga School (4344 N. 5th St.)
-Jay Cooke Elementary School (1300 W. Loudon St.)
-Benjamin Franklin School (5735 Rising Sun Ave)
Catholic Social Services in Delaware County has the following services available at 130 E. 7th St, Chester, PA:
-Food pantry: Monday 10am-12pm, Wednesday 10am-11am
-Farmers Marker: Wednesday 11am-2pm
-Diaper and wipes bank for children 0-1yr: Please call 610-876-7101 to schedule
-Coffee Club for parents: Monday-Friday
*Please be advised Catholic Social Services will be closed Friday 3/20/2020 for deep cleaning and sanitization services*
WHYY TV has expanded children’s programming and free on-line educational materials. For more information go to https://whyy.org/whyy-brings-the-classroom-home/