Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

COVID-19 Testing for Esperanza Health Center Patients:

Testing for COVID-19 is currently available for Esperanza patients who have symptoms of COVID-19.  These symptoms include cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath, muscle pain, new headache, sore throat, and loss of taste and smell.  Patients who believe they are having symptoms will be evaluated by a clinician and testing will be performed if deemed appropriate.  If test supplies are limited, testing will be prioritized for patients who are essential workers (such as healthcare workers, grocery store workers, etc.) or are at high risk due to age or serious medical conditions.  Regardless of whether testing is done, all patients complaining of symptoms will be evaluated and followed closely. If you have questions about testing please call 215-302-3600.

GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF FACE COVERINGS

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