The Wright Center for Community Health, an organization dedicated to safety-net, comprehensive primary health services, has commenced the distribution of refund checks.
COVID-19 Vaccines: Patient Choice
You have the option to receive the COVID-19 vaccine WITH or WITHOUT an office visit.
The Wright Center for Community Health encourages patients to engage in an office visit while receiving vaccinations, including the COVID-19 vaccine. However, you also have the option to choose to receive only the COVID-19 vaccine without an office visit.
If you choose an office visit, a qualified health professional will address any primary health concerns you may have and will ask you questions about your health history, review your current medications and perform an assessment for potential allergic reactions, undiagnosed underlying medical conditions and other potential health issues.
The cost of the actual COVID-19 vaccine distributed by the government is free. There is a standard COVID-19 vaccine administration fee which is covered by insurance plans. If you do not have insurance, there will be no cost to you for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. If you choose to have an office visit, you will be charged for the visit which will be billed to your health insurance provider. Depending on your health insurance plan, you may be required to pay an out-of-pocket expense such as a co-pay, co-insurance, and/or a deductible. We will never deny a health service based on inability to pay, and we have a sliding fee discount scale for eligible individuals.
How to Schedule Your Appointment
You can make an online appointment by clicking above or by calling the COVID Vaccine Hotline: (570) 866-3070
After You Schedule Your Appointment:
You will receive a pre-visit packet via email or text message that must be completed before you arrive for your appointment.
Upon Arrival at Your Appointment:
Please bring your photo ID and insurance cards if you have them. For those who are uninsured or underinsured, we offer a sliding fee discount program.
We offer COVID-19 testing at all of our practices. Please note: All COVID-19 tests are done in context of an office visit, which will be billed to your insurance provider. Depending on your plan, you may be required to pay an out-of-pocket expense required by your health insurance provider (such as a co-pay, co-insurance, and/or a deductible).
We have two nasal swab tests available: an antigen rapid test, where results are available in under an hour, and a PCR test, which is sent out to local laboratories with results available in a few days.
Our clinicians determine whether to use rapid-result tests based on each individual’s symptoms, exposure and risk factors.
COVID-19 Infusion Therapy
The Wright Center offers outpatient COVID-19 Infusion Therapy at our Scranton location using Bamlanivimab (Etesevimab) in high-risk patients who are COVID-positive. This therapy must be administered within 10 days of COVID symptoms and/or after a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Monoclonal Antibody infusion therapy can save lives, decrease suffering by alleviating symptoms, prevent further spread of the virus and relieve the burden on already-stressed area hospitals and ERs.
Our clinical teams have streamlined the referral process so if you test positive at one of our locations, you can be immediately scheduled for infusion therapy. We also offer this service to non-Wright Center patients within ten days of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Therapy is easy to administer and your entire appointment and treatment will take less than 90 minutes.
To make an appointment at our Scranton Practice, located at 501 South Washington Avenue, call 570-941-0630 or click below link for further scheduling options.