COVID-19 Vaccination Refund Update
The Wright Center for Community Health has commenced the distribution of refund checks.
No action is required on your part; the refunds will be automatically sent by U.S. Mail. We are also working with insurance carriers to reflect and provide adjustments.
You can email us at TWC-COVID-19-billing@TheWrightCenter.org
COVID-19 Vaccines: Patient Choice
You have the option to receive the COVID-19 vaccine WITH or WITHOUT an office visit.
You can choose:
- Vaccine only
- Vaccine with vital sign assessment
- Vaccine with vital sign assessment and primary care office visit
As a primary care provider that strives to provide the highest level of care to patients and families, we encourage patients to engage in a primary care office visit while receiving vaccinations, including the COVID-19 vaccine. However, you have the option to choose to receive the COVID-19 vaccine only, should you wish to do so.
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 a vital sign assessment and/or a primary care 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. We have a sliding fee discount program available for eligible individuals.
We are now scheduling all members of the community ages 12 and up for COVID-19 vaccines. Those patients between the ages of 12 and 17 who are seeking COVID vaccinations please be aware that appointments for this age group with the approved Pfizer vaccine are only available at our Mid Valley Practice in Jermyn. A parent or guardian must accompany patients ages 17 and under to appointments.
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.