Due to High Volumes, Chester County Hospital and Its Emergency Department Unable to Accommodate COVID-19 Testing for Mild Symptoms

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Due to high volumes, Chester County Hospital and its Emergency Department are not able to accommodate COVID-19 testing for mild symptoms.

COVID-19 is so prevalent in our community that if you have mild symptoms that can be managed on your own, and you are able to quarantine at home, it is not always necessary for you to be tested. If you wish to be tested, Chester County Hospital encourages you to seek other testing options including:

  • your primary care physician
  • local urgent care center or pharmacy
  • community testing sites, which can be found on our website

If you are experiencing extreme symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain — which can be symptoms of COVID-19 and other critical illnesses — call 9-1-1 or seek care in an emergency department.

Please follow the tips below to help you determine when you should seek care with your primary care physician, an urgent care center, or the Emergency Department. If your medical situation is severe or life-threatening, always call 9-1-1!