Resources for Independent Medical Professionals
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Best sources of information:
Pennsylvania Department of Health website, or call 1-877-PA-HEALTH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website
If you are physician or APC and would like to contact another physician or APC with a COVID-19 question, please call 717-851-4990 or email WMG-COVID-19_Physician_APC_Support@WellSpan.org.
Overview of the Situation:
There has been the identification of a novel coronavirus originally emerged from Wuhan City, China, which has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases across the globe. This virus has been named as COVID-19. WellSpan Health is monitoring the current status and will provide regular updates here for our community physician partners.
There is evidence of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19. WHO/CDC are recommending patients are placed in airborne, droplet (to include eye protection if wearing a N95) and contact isolation while being evaluated and cared for.
COVID-19 In-person Ambulatory Screening Flowchart
Frequently Asked Questions – COVID-19 Evaluation and Treatment
Diagnostic Lab and Imaging Locations
WellSpan Medical Group practices provide evaluation and care for patients who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath, please call your primary care provider who will determine the need for testing or care.
WellSpan Medical Group practices that recently served as dedicated COVID-19 evaluation and treatment sites have returned to providing patients with their intended care services.
If you do not have a primary care provider please use WellSpan’s online screening tool at www.WellSpan.org/Coronavirus to determine if you may be at risk for COVID-19. Also, patients are encouraged to use WellSpan Online Urgent Care to be seen quickly and safely, without the need to travel to a care location. Patients should visit www.WellSpan.org/OUC to get started.
Finally, a Coronavirus Information Hotline has been established for patients that may have questions. Call toll-free at (855) 851-3641. The line is open daily from 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guidance
Contact and Droplet Precautions PPE
Full Face Shield in Negative Air Flow PPE
Clinical Not Swabbing
POA Clerical Not Swabbing
Guidance on Elective Surgeries and Procedures
Elective Surgeries and Procedures Fact Sheet English | Spanish
Preoperative Self-Isolation Instructions English | Spanish
Guidance on Medical Staff Returning to Work
Screening of Credentialed Medical Staff Returning to Work
Please see below for the language that we are currently using at our WellSpan Medical Group Practices.
If you have symptoms you believe are related to coronavirus (COVID-19), which include
- Shortness of Breath
STOP and call the office before entering the building.