Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is moving its community Covid-19 testing out of downtown Lancaster to the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center in East Hempfield Township.
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The center is at 101 Champ Blvd., near the Salunga exit of Route 283. It will open this coming Tuesday, Jan. 12.
Thereafter, it will operate from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, MLK Day; and Monday, Feb. 15, Presidents Day.
The county county commissioners agreed in December to provide space for the drive-through site at the training center through April 1.
To be tested, individuals must have an order from a health-care provider and a scheduled appointment.
"Appointments cannot be scheduled online at this time," LG Health said in a statement. "Patients must speak to a scheduler."
Providers outside the LG Health system should fax test orders to (717) 544-6854, LG Health said.
The training center site replaces the health system's Downtown Pavilion Covid-19 testing site, part of its flagship Lancaster hospital complex in the 500 block of North Duke St. The pavilion site will close at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11.
LG Health said it will continue offering Covid-19 tests at its downtown Lancaster campus at the Urgent Care and family medicine offices, both at 540 N. Duke St.