COVID-19 TESTING & VACCINE INFORMATION

 

 

 

COVID-19 TESTING

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

You SHOULD get tested if:

  • You have any of the following new symptoms: Cough, Shortness of breath, Difficulty breathing, or Loss of taste or smell, Fever, Chills, Sore throat, Runny nose/congestion, Muscle pain, Headache, Fatigue, Diarrhea, Nausea, or Vomiting
  • You should also be tested if you are asymptomatic but have had close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Testing should be done 5 days after last contact.

COVID-19 VACCINES

Esperanza patients currently have the option to receive the COVID-19 vaccines during their normal office visits or by scheduling a vaccine appointment. 

Hunting Park Site (4417 N. 6th Street)

    • Monday – Friday by appointment only
    • Vaccines Available: Moderna, Moderna 6 months – 5 years old, Pfizer 5-11, Pfizer 12+

Kensington Site (861 E. Allegheny Avenue)

  • Monday – Friday by appointment only
  • Vaccines Available: Moderna, Moderna 6 months – 5 years old, Pfizer 5-11, Pfizer 12+

Fifth Street Site (2940 N 5th Street)

  • Monday – Friday by appointment only
  • Vaccines Available: Moderna

COVID-19 TREATMENT

If you have been diagnosed with Covid and think you might qualify for oral antiviral treatment (Paxlovid or Molnupiravir), please call to speak with our triage team as soon as possible (ideally within 5 days of symptom onset).

People who may qualify for treatment must be 12 years old or older, with one of the following conditions:

  • age >65 years
  • BMI >25
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Heart disease- heart failure, coronary artery disease, hypertension
  • Mental health disorders
  • Pregnancy and up to 42 days postpartum
  • Sickle cell
  • Thalassemia
  • Tobacco use
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Immunocompromised states- HIV, autoimmune disease, use of immunosuppressants

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: