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.
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.
ChesPenn will offer COVID-19 testing by appointment only for anyone age 18 and older on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30am to 11:30am at the Center for Family Health at Eastside: 125 9th Street, Chester, PA. To Make an Appointment Call: 610-471-0279.
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.