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COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
***ALL TESTING HAS BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO TEST AVAILABILITY***
DRIVE-THRU TESTING SITES:
127 Anderson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212
95 Leonard Ave., Washington, PA 15301
2360 Hospital Drive, Aliquippa, PA 15001
**** Those wishing to be tested must have a photo identification, an insurance card & a prescription from a physician****
More information here.
Highmark is waiving all out of pocket expenses for coronavirus testing for its fully insured Medicare Advantage, and Affordable Care Act plan members. https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2020/03/05/COVID-19-testing-upmc-highmark-coronavirus-quest-diagnostics-labcorp-pittsburgh-insurance/stories/202003050185
Cigna is waiving all out of pocket expenses for coronavirus testing for its fully insured plan members. https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2020/03/05/COVID-19-testing-upmc-highmark-coronavirus-quest-diagnostics-labcorp-pittsburgh-insurance/stories/202003050185
UPMC offering testing by doctor referral starting Tuesday, March 17th
UPMC will direct patients with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 to a specimen collection site in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood. It will not be open to the public. Patients must be referred by a physician approved by UPMC’s infection prevention team. They must also have an appointment. https://www.wtae.com/article/upmc-addressing-coronavirus-testing-preparedness-efforts/31538782
UPMC will cover the full cost of diagnostic testing for coronavirus, will allow early refills, offers 24/7 Nurse Line (1-866-918-1591), https://www.upmchealthplan.com/pdf/ReleasePdf/2020_03_13-telehealth-visits.html
This information via the COVID-19 Pittsburgh Resources document managed by Ehrrin Keenan, Operations Manager at Bridge to the Mountains. This document is being updated often.