Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

COVID-19 Testing for Esperanza Health Center Patients:

Esperanza patients currently have the option to receive COVID-19 testing at all three of our sites. If you have questions about testing please call 215-302-3600.

You SHOULD get tested if:
  • You have symptoms of COVID-19 including new onset of cough or shortness of breath, or two of these symptoms: fever, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, headache, or new loss of taste or smell.

  • You have been exposed to someone with known or suspected COVID-19 (in close contact within 6 feet, for more than 15 minutes, without a mask). Wait until 7 days after being exposed to be tested assure accurate test results. This includes if you have participated in a large crowd gathering or protest. Regardless of the results, it is recommended to quarantine for 14 days after exposure to someone with known or suspected COVID-19, as it may take that long for symptoms to appear.

  • In the case of a group living or nursing home environment, some programs may require testing to enter the building, as part of a larger screening and prevention program in these specific high risk places.


The CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public areas where social distancing may be difficult, such as at grocery stores and pharmacies. This article describes the use of face coverings as well as tips for making your own, with or without sewing materials.

For More Information:

For information about Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide answers to many frequently asked questions at the following sites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Page

Philadelphia Department of Public Health – Information and Updates about COVID-19 in Philadelphia