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Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from Doylestown Health

Updated January 15, 2021

Doylestown Health is restricted in the administration of the vaccine by Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines.  We are currently in the 1A phase of administration.

  • Vaccine Information

    This information was updated on January 15, 2021

    Pennsylvania remains in the 1A Phase of COVID-19 vaccinations as of today.

    The 1A Phase of vaccination is for healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities only, as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

    Doylestown Health continues to vaccinate health system staff as well as the staff of medical and dental practices and other healthcare workers in our primary service area that are not affiliated with Doylestown Health.

    Who’s next?

    There is currently limited supply of the vaccine. It is allocated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and restricts vaccination to those identified in the 1A Phase.

    There are no accurate projections of when vaccine will be available in subsequent phases of distribution.

    The next phase, 1B, is for front-line essential workers such as fire fighters, law enforcement, and workers in the grocery store, certain manufacturing, public transit and education sectors – but not restaurant workers. People aged 75 years and older also qualify in the 1B Phase.

    Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụThere is currently no timeframe when the 1B phase will commence, and this group is significantly larger than 1A.

    Please be patient and expect a long delay as there is not enough supply to meet the demand of the general population.

    What should I do in the meantime?

    Please continue to use face-coverings and practice social distancing and good hand hygiene. These have been effective in the previous 10 months, and continue to be effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19.


    Who Gets the Vaccine, and When

    The CDC issued recommendations for the administration of the limited supply of vaccine, and the PA Department of Health issued guidelines for distribution in the commonwealth that will take place over the coming months.

    Here is an abbreviated overview of the guidance:

    Phase 1A
    • Healthcare personnel and residents of long-term care facilities are offered first doses.
    Phase 1B
    • Frontline essential workers (e.g., EMS, firefighters, law enforcement, food and agricultural workers, United States Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, and those who work in the educational sector.)
    • People aged 75 years and older because they are at high risk of hospitalization, illness, and death from COVID-19.
    Phase 1C
    • People aged 65—74 years because they are at high risk of hospitalization, illness, and death from COVID-19.
    • People aged 16—64 years with underlying medical conditions which increase the risk of serious, life-threatening complications from COVID-19.
    • Other essential workers, such as people who work in transportation and logistics, food service, housing construction and finance, information technology, communications, energy, law, media, public safety, and public health.
    Phase 2
    This phase begins with there is a large number of doses available and supply is likely to meet demand.
    • Critical workers such as essential business personnel who cannot work remotely.
    • People with high-risk conditions, expanded from the 1A phases, to include underlying conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, hypertension, immunocompromised state, neurologic condition, Type 1 diabetes, residents of congregate setting (colleges, military barracks, etc.) and more.
    Phase 3
    This phase begins when there is likely sufficient supply and slowing demand.
    • All persons of any age not previously vaccinated.

    What’s taking so long?

    There is limited supply of vaccine as allocated by the Department of Health to specific facilities such as hospitals, and the resources necessary to vaccinate people are also finite.

    Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụUnlike the one-shot flu vaccine, the first two COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the U.S. require two doses. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has two doses 21 days apart; the Moderna vaccine has two doses 28 days apart.

    It is critical that the two doses are delivered at the appropriate interval to be effective. Additionally, all who receive the vaccine must be registered as a patient, provide demographic information, and secure a date and time for the second dose. These rolling vaccination schedules require extensive behind-the-scenes work to ensure all who receive the vaccines are protected.

    Why is there variation in vaccine distribution throughout the U.S.?

    Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụEvery state in the U.S. determines its vaccine distribution guidelines based on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. Doylestown Health closely follows the Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines.

    Is there a waiting list in Bucks County or Pennsylvania to receive the vaccine?

    No, not at this time.

    When the Pennsylvania Department of Health authorizes the 1B Phase of distribution, more vaccine will be available to community physician practices to widen accessibility to the vaccine for those who meet 1B criteria.

    Expect notifications from health systems, physician practices, departments of health, news media and more when the next phase of vaccination begins and how to get in the queue.

    How long will it take to vaccinate everyone?

    It is too early to predict; however, as more vaccines are approved in the U.S. (another five are in the pipeline), there will be more availability. There will continue to be obstacles due to the logistics of offering two doses of vaccine (one potential vaccine candidate requires only one dose) to 330 million residents of the U.S.

    Where can I find more information?



  • Symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụSymptoms of COVID-19 may vary by person and range from mild to severe illness. Symptoms of Coronavirus include:

    • Cough
    • Fever
    • Shortness of breath
    • Chills
    • Sore throat
    • The loss of sense of smell and taste
  • Testing for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    Screening Tests

    Doylestown Health has established a dedicated drive-thru testing site at 584 W. Swamp Road (Route 313) for the screening of COVID-19 or seasonal flu infection  conducted by physician's order only. This change is to keep patients safe and to provide for efficient and convenient results.

    To schedule a drive-thru test, please call 267-810-1730 for direct access to 70 available phone lines.

    The drive-thru testing facility is replacing all outpatient COVID-19 testing previously performed on the Doylestown Hospital campus or the Doylestown Health Urgent Care Center.

    Patients interested in being tested should consult their primary care physician first about the need and appropriateness for a screening test. Patients will receive scheduling instructions when they obtain a physician order for either the COVID-19 or seasonal flu test.

    Drive-Thru Testing Location and Hours

    Doylestown Health's COVID and Flu Testing site is located at:
    584 Swamp Road (Route 313, just south of the intersection with Ferry Road)

    Timed reservations are scheduled:
    • Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 3:30 pm.
    • Saturdays, from 8 am to 1 pm.

    Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụTo schedule please call 267-810-1730 for direct access to 70 available phone lines.

    Test Results

    Patients who were tested and experiencing even mild symptoms should stay home while awaiting results.

    Testing Cost

    Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụFederal law requires private insurers, Medicare and Medicaid to cover COVID-19 tests without any cost to the patient and provides funding to support free testing for some people without health insurance, though it does not guarantee access to no-cost tests for the uninsured.

    Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụThe following is the cost of COVID-19 testing conducted by Doylestown Health. Please call the Billing Department at 215.345.2182 with questions about the cost of COVID-19 testing to you.

    CPT Code Description Hospital Charge Self-pay Rate
    87635 COVID-19 SARS CoV-2 Lab $230.00 $115.00
    G2023 COVID-19 Specimen Collection $30.00 $15.00

    TOTAL $260.00 $130.00




    CPT Code Description Hospital Charge Self-pay Rate
    86769 SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)Ab, IgG $115.00 $57.00
  • Coronavirus Resources

    Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụGuidelines and recommendations from the Department of Health and CDC are updated regularly. Please visit these websites for the most recent information:

  • Restricted Visitor Policy

    For the safety of patients, visitors and staff, Doylestown Hospital has implemented a RESTRICTED visitor policy due to COVID-19. To keep our patients and community safe, there are no visitors allowed for inpatients or outpatients with few exceptions effective December 1, 2020. For details, please visit our Visiting Hours page.

  • Outpatient Services Now Open

    Your health and well-being is our highest priority. That is why we have set high standards for safety and are taking every precaution possible as we welcome you back for Outpatient services at Doylestown Hospital and The Health & Wellness Center in Warrington.

    Learn More

  • Telehealth

    Doylestown Health Medical Staff providers are now offering telehealth appointments, bringing you safe, effective healthcare in the comfort of your home. Telehealth is the safest option for managing routine healthcare and addressing the challenges of COVID-19, because you don't have to leave your house to see a doctor.

    Learn more about Telehealth

  • Doylestown Health Urgent Care

    Doylestown Health Urgent Care is here and ready to welcome you. Staffed by board certified Doylestown Health physicians, we provide walk-in or call-ahead expert care for the whole family. The current hours for Doylestown Health Urgent Care are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 9 pm and Saturday, Sunday and major holidays from 9 am to 4 pm.

    Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụWe have taken extraordinary steps to make your visit safe and comfortable, including:

    • Thorough cleaning protocols that includes disinfecting all surfaces every 15 minutes
    • Strict adherence to social distancing policy by roping off seating areas and limiting entry to patients only (with the exception of children and those who require physical assistance)
    • Patients are screened* at the door in accordance to the latest screening criteria
    • Staff and patients are required to wear a mask
    • Staff has their temperature taken at the beginning and end of every shift

    COVID-19 Testing

    Doylestown Health has established a dedicated drive-thru testing site at  584 W. Swamp Road (Route 313) for the screening of COVID-19 or seasonal flu infection  conducted by physician's order  only . This change is to keep patients safe and to provide for efficient and convenient results.

    The drive-thru testing facility is replacing all outpatient COVID-19 testing previously performed on the Doylestown Hospital campus or the Doylestown Health Urgent Care Center.

    Patients interested in being tested should consult their primary care physician first about the need and appropriateness for a screening test. Patients will receive scheduling instructions when they obtain a physician order for either the COVID-19 or seasonal flu test.

    Drive-Thru Testing Location and Hours

    Doylestown Health's COVID and Flu Testing site is located at:
    584 Swamp Road (Route 313, just south of the intersection with Ferry Road)

    Timed reservations are scheduled:
    • Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 3:30 pm.
    • Saturdays, from 8 am to 1 pm.

    Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụTo schedule please call 267-810-1730 for direct access to 70 available phone lines.

    Questions? Contact Doylestown Health Urgent Care at 215.863.8363.

    Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụ*Screening includes temperature taking and a series of health questions.

  • Classes and Events

    Community education programs and support groups sponsored by Doylestown Health are cancelled. Whenever possible, they will be held via teleconference or webinar.

    Childbirth and Parenting Education

    Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụIn lieu of in-person classes, prenatal and childbirth education resources can be found online.

    LEARN ABOUT ONLINE CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION RESOURCES

  • COVID-19 Questions

    Doylestown Health strives to keep you updated as recommendations, and our response to the public health crisis, evolves. Visit the  the frequently asked questions page, or download our most up-to-date guidelines and policies. You may also email questions to ContactDH@dh.org. Expect a delay in responding to emails, especially during times of high volume. In an emergency, call 9-1-1.

  • Supplies and Donations

    Cho tiền trò chơi đậu phụDoylestown Health is grateful for the many offers we are receiving to donate equipment or supply materials for the protection of our patients and associates. 

    To learn more or to submit your offer of  or  , please visit . Your kindness and generosity is much appreciated.

About Doylestown Health

Doylestown HealthCho tiền trò chơi đậu phụ is a comprehensive healthcare system of inpatient, outpatient and wellness education services connected to meet the health needs of all members of the local and regional community. Doylestown Hospital, the flagship to Doylestown Health has 239 beds and a Medical Staff of more than 435 physicians in over 50 specialties. An independent nonprofit health system, Doylestown Health is dedicated to providing innovative, patient-centered care for all ages.

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