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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing Locations

AHN currently has seven Coronavirus testing locations in the Pittsburgh and Erie regions. These are by appointment only. You must be experiencing symptoms associated with Coronavirus — including fever, cough, shortness of breath, vomiting, gastrointestinal issues, or loss of smell or taste — and receive a testing order from a doctor in order to receive a Coronavirus test at an AHN testing location. 
As we work to slow the spread of Coronavirus, these collection sites will help protect our patients, staff, and community.

Steps to get a Coronavirus test:

  1. If you’re experiencing symptoms — such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath — stay in your home. Call your doctor’s office, schedule a virtual visit through MyChart, or call (412) NURSE-4-U (412) 687-7348 to discuss symptoms and next steps.
  2. Your doctor will evaluate you based on your symptoms and determine the best course of treatment, which may or may not include a Coronavirus test.
  3. After the Coronavirus test is ordered, you must call 412-NURSE-4-U (412) 687-7348 to schedule your ordered test at an AHN testing location. You will receive location information at that time. 
  4. To view your Coronavirus testing status and results, log into MyChart and click the COVID‑19 icon to view your Coronavirus testing status. Your status will be updated when results are finalized and confirmed. Please do not call (412) NURSE-4-U (412) 687-7348 as you will be notified when your results are final.

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.

AHN Mobile Unit for Coronavirus Testing

Allegheny Health Network caregivers will also operate mobile testing vehicles. Unlike our testing locations, a physician’s order is NOT required to visit the mobile unit, but you must be experiencing Coronavirus symptoms.

To minimize wait times at the mobile clinic and to find a site near you, patients must make an appointment by calling (412) NURSE-4-U, (412) 687-7348.

What to expect when arriving at the mobile testing site:

  • Patients will walk or drive through a secured, marked area.
  • The sample will be collected via a nasal swab. The process typically takes less than 30 seconds, not including any wait times.
  • Testing results typically take 3-5 days, depending on test volume. Individuals will be contacted directly with their results. As volumes increase, wait times for results may be longer.
  • While waiting for their test results, individuals should stay at home. Those who receive positive Coronavirus test results may be issued additional care or self-isolation orders.
  • No outdoor restrooms will be available at the collection locations

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. 

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Have questions? We have answers.

I have a question about getting Coronavirus testing:

Can I just show up to a Coronavirus testing location?

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.

How do I get a Coronavirus testing order?

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.

How do I get an appointment at the Coronavirus testing location?

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, call 412-NURSE-4-U (412) 687-7348 to schedule your ordered test at an AHN testing location

Are you doing Coronavirus testing for children?

Yes — if a child is symptomatic, has seen a doctor, and has a test order, the child can get tested at a collection site.

Can my whole family be tested if a doctor orders Coronavirus testing for one of us?

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.

I have a question about the cost or coverage of the Coronavirus testing:

How much is a test?

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.

How will I be billed?

Copays, deductibles, or co-insurance may apply. You will not need to present your insurance card at the collection site.

I don’t have insurance. What should I do?

Please call the PA Department of Health or your county health department.

I have a prescribed test order and have questions about the Coronavirus screening:

What if I don’t have MyChart?

You can still get tested if you don’t have MyChart.

Interested in an account? Sign up for MyChart now.

When are the Coronavirus testing sites open?

Below are the hours for each of our testing sites.

Peters Township testing hours
Monday           8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday           Closed
Wednesday     8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday         Closed
Friday               Closed
Saturday          9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday             Closed

Monroeville testing hours
Monday           Closed
Tuesday           8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday     Closed
Thursday         8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday               Closed
Saturday          9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday             Closed 

Erie testing hours
Monday            8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday           8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday     8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday         8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Friday               8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday          9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday             Closed 

McCandless testing hours
Monday            8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday           Closed
Wednesday     8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday         Closed
Friday               8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday          Closed
Sunday             Closed 

Bellevue testing hours
Monday           Closed
Tuesday           8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday     Closed
Thursday         8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday               Closed
Saturday          9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday             Closed 

Braddock testing hours
Monday           9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday           Closed
Wednesday     9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday         Closed
Friday               9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday          Closed
Sunday             Closed 

New Kensington testing hours
Monday           Closed
Tuesday           8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday     Closed
Thursday         8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday               Closed
Saturday          Closed
Sunday             Closed

Why are these Coronavirus testing locations not at hospitals?

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.

I’m going to a test collection site; will I have access to a bathroom?

For everyone’s safety, you will not have access to a bathroom.

I have a test order and I’m going to get screened. What should I expect?

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.

How long until I get my results?

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.

How is the test given?

Your sample will be collected through a nasal swap, a quick process that takes less than 30 seconds.

What should I do after I complete my test?

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.

How long will I have to wait at the Coronavirus testing location?

By setting up appointments, we’re doing our best to avoid long wait times.

How do I get the results of my Coronavirus test?

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. 

How are you protecting employees?

We’re following all Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for screening and caring for patients. Our teams at the drive-through sites will have the same protective gear they would have at the hospital.

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