As we work to slow the spread of Coronavirus, these collection sites will help protect our patients, staff, and community.
We understand this process may be frustrating — but it’s in the best interest of the community to make sure we can manage the testing capacity and availability of tests to those who need it most. By having multiple levels of screenings, we can ensure the right patients get the right tests and everyone stays as healthy as possible.
If you’re experiencing a true medical emergency, dial 911 or visit your nearest emergency department. We recommend calling ahead to the ED so that they know your symptoms.
While the CDC recommends Coronavirus testing for people without symptoms, who have been directly exposed to someone diagnosed with Coronavirus, AHN does not offer testing for these individuals. This measure is being taken so that AHN has adequate testing supplies for symptomatic patients and can expedite results for those who are most vulnerable to the illness.
Unfortunately, no. To be as efficient as possible, you’ll need to have a doctor’s order. Follow the three steps above if you’re showing symptoms.
Follow the three steps above if you’re showing symptoms — cough, fever, or shortness of breath. Call your doctor’s office, 412-NURSE-4-U (412) 687-7348, or schedule a virtual visit through MyChart. Your doctor will evaluate you based on your symptoms and determine the best course of treatment, which may or may not include a COVID-19 test.
Your doctor will evaluate you based on your symptoms and determine the best course of treatment, which may include a COVID-19 test. If that’s the case, your doctor will send you a test order. At that point, you will be able to self-schedule through MyChart. If you do not have a MyChart account, call 412-NURSE-4-U (412) 687-7348 to schedule your ordered test at an AHN testing location
Yes — if a child is symptomatic, has seen a doctor, and has a test order, the child can get tested at a collection site.
Unfortunately, no. The test order is only for that specific person. If you have been prescribed a test, try to limit your interactions with your family until you have test results.
The federal government has issued a directive requiring health insurance companies to waive member cost-sharing amounts for testing for COVID-19. Health insurance plans were informed to eliminate cost sharing, co-pays, deductibles, and coinsurance for medically necessary testing for COVID-19. The federal government has also passed legislation that provides free coronavirus testing to individuals without insurance. COVID-19 testing covered with no cost to patients, requires an insurer to pay either the rate specified in a contract between the provider and the insurer, or, if there is no contract, a cash price posted by the provider. Insurance companies with whom an AHN facility does not have a contract may find the cash price for COVID-19 testing; SARS COV2 COVID AMB PROBE $77.00, SARS COV2 COVID AMB PROBE HTP $150.00, and COVID AB MULTIPLE STEP $37.00.
Allegheny Health Network (AHN) promises to provide medically necessary services to patients no matter how much they can pay. If you have questions, or need assistance with information regarding the AHN Financial Assistance program, or other government programs, please visit ahn.org/about/uninsured-financial-assistance. You may also contact an AHN Customer Service for Hospital and Physician Billing by calling 1-844-801-8400 between 8:30 AM. and 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday.
Copays, deductibles, or co-insurance may apply. You will not need to present your insurance card at the collection site.
Please call the PA Department of Health or your county health department.
You can still get tested if you don’t have MyChart.
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Right now, the hours of operation vary based on volume and requests for appointments at each location. Please check for available appointment times using your MyChart. If you don’t have MyChart, call (412) NURSE-4-U (412) 687-7348 to find available appointment times near you.
We’ve put these collection sites closer to where people live and work. It also helps to lessen the strain and risk of spread to our emergency departments. That helps protect people who are most vulnerable due to other health conditions.
For everyone’s safety, you will not have access to a bathroom.
For starters, please come alone if possible. You’ll be asked to verbally verify your name, date of birth, and address. Please follow the direction of the staff once you arrive at the site. Remember, masks are required to enter the building.
COVID-19 test results will be back in 3-5 days. Log into your MyChart app, click the “COVID‑19” icon to view your Coronavirus testing status. Please do not call (412) NURSE-4-U (412) 687-7348 as you will be notified when your results are final.
For enhanced safety of our employees, you will do a supervised self-swab. You will collect your own sample through a nasal swab, a quick process that takes less than 30 seconds. A staff member will guide you through it and give you direction.
Stay safely in your home as you wait for results. Since you’ve been ordered to have Coronavirus testing, for control and prevention, follow guidelines as if you have the virus until you get your results. If you’re experiencing an immediate medical emergency, call 911. Make sure to mention you have been tested for COVID-19.
By setting up appointments, we’re doing our best to avoid long wait times.
The doctor who ordered your test will contact you with results. You may receive your test results in MyChart before hearing from the doctor’s office.
Log in to MyChart, click the COVID‑19 icon to view your Coronavirus testing status. If your test was ordered by an AHN provider, your status will be updated when results are finalized and confirmed. Please do not call (412) NURSE-4-U as you will be notified when your results are final.
Your results will show as one of the following:
Not Detected = virus not detected = test negative
Detected = virus has been detected = test positive
Contact your provider to discuss quarantine status.
We’re following all Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for screening and caring for patients. Our teams at the test collection sites will have the same protective gear they would have at the hospital.
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