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Wright Center for Community Health holding ‘Know Before You Go’ COVID-19 mobile testing clinics for holiday season


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The Wright Center for Community Health is holding several “Know Before You Go” mobile testing clinics in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wayne counties to limit the spread of COVID-19 during the holiday season. The Driving Better Health mobile medical unit will offer coronavirus testing for people who are symptomatic from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at clinics in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wayne counties. Please go to TheWrightCenter.org/events for more information.

The Wright Center for Community Health is holding several “Know Before You Go” mobile testing clinics in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wayne counties to limit the spread of COVID-19 during the holiday season.

The Wright Center will utilize its Driving Better Health mobile medical unit to offer coronavirus testing for people who are symptomatic from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the following clinics:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 23: Hawley Practice, 103 Spruce St., Hawley
  • Tuesday, Nov. 29: Hawley Practice, 103 Spruce St., Hawley
  • Thursday, Dec. 22: Wilkes-Barre Practice, 169 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre  
  • Thursday, Dec. 29: Wilkes-Barre Practice, 169 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre
  • Friday, Dec. 30: Clarks Summit Practice, 1145 Northern Boulevard, South Abington Twp.

“Our special testing clinics are being utilized to remind the public about the importance of testing, especially if you are visiting family and friends for the holidays,” said Dr. Jignesh Y. Sheth, chief medical officer for The Wright Center for Community Health. “We need to work together to minimize the spread and protect high-risk populations from COVID-19, especially as we get further into cold and flu season.” 

Driving Better Health enables The Wright Center for Community Health to deliver high-quality, nondiscriminatory health care where patients live and work in Northeast Pennsylvania. COVID-19 testing is available for patients of all ages. A guardian must accompany patients who are younger than 17. Walk-up appointments are welcome, but appointments are encouraged for the convenience of patients. Please go to TheWrightCenter.org to use the express online scheduling system or call 570-230-0019 to schedule an appointment.

Guests are asked to observe public safety measures, including masking and social distancing, during the testing clinics, and bring identification and insurance cards. 

The Wright Center for Community Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike. Community health centers offer high-quality, affordable and nondiscriminatory safety-net health care services and are the largest providers of primary care for the nation’s most vulnerable and medically underserved populations. Prevalent in both urban and rural settings, community health centers are located in regions with high-poverty rates and/or low numbers of private or nonprofit health care systems and hospitals. 

For more information about The Wright Center for Community Health, go to TheWrightCenter.org.

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