WHS understands that you and your family may be anxious during this pandemic. We want to assure you that it is safe to seek care in all of our facilities. WHS Washington Hospital, WHS-Greene Hospital and all outpatient locations have rigorous infection-prevention protocols in place. In addition to requiring patients to wear masks and requiring staff to wear appropriate PPE, we have implemented a number of new safety measures to ensure the protection of you and your family. The health and well-being of our patients, staff, students, and the community remains our top priority. Click to learn about our safe care commitment to you.

Please note: We currently have limited visitation at WHS Washington Hospital and WHS-Greene. See the FAQ below for details.

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Donate to our COVID-19 Assistance Fund

Your donation will be put to immediate use to help the WHS team respond to the COVID-19 situation. WHS has needed donor support in the past and will going forward as we address, manage and improve the safety of our communities.

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Donations

Looking for a way to help our patients, doctors, nurses and staff now? Please donate to our COVID-19 Assistance Fund at https://3207.thankyou4caring.org/GiveNow or mail checks to:

ATTN: WHS Foundation
155 Wilson Avenue
Washington, PA 15301

Your donation will be put to immediate use to help the WHS team respond to the COVID-19 situation. Your monetary donation allows us to address our most pressing needs in a cost effective and efficient manner.

WHS has trusted in the generous support of our donors in the past, and will continue to do so as we move forward to address, manage and improve the safety of our communities in this unprecedented pandemic.

Thank you for your generosity and support.

If you have questions regarding monetary donations please contact Natalie or Carolyn at 724-223-3875 or foundation@whs.org.

WHS Washington and WHS Greene are gratefully accepting donations of the following Personal Protective Equipment:

  • N 95 masks
  • Bunny suits (protective suits or clothing)
  • Safety goggles
  • Face shields/visors
  • Latex gloves

To schedule a drop-off or delivery please contact Manager of Materials Management, Doug Rohrer, at 724-223-3591 or drohrer@whs.org.

Thank you for your generosity and support.

WHS Washington and WHS Greene are gratefully accepting donations of fabric masks from our community.

According to the CDC, in settings where facemasks are not available, HCP might use homemade masks (e.g., bandana, scarf) for care of patients with COVID-19 as a last resort. However, homemade masks are not considered PPE, since their capability to protect HCP is unknown. Caution should be exercised when considering this option. Homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a face shield that covers the entire front (that extends to the chin or below) and sides of the face.

When your masks are complete, please contact Shelly at the WHS Foundation at 724-223-3875 or foundation@whs.org to arrange for delivery. (You will be met out front of the School of Nursing.)

*Any surplus masks will be distributed to other organizations in need.

Thank you for your generosity and support.

WHS Washington and WHS Greene are gratefully accepting care package donations for our medical staff.

At this time we cannot accept any homemade items, items that require preparation, items that require refrigeration or items that require the use of silverware. We are accepting pre-packaged individually-sized snack food items.

Samples of snacks in individual sized containers:

  • JIF to go
  • Cookies
  • Candy / chocolate
  • Chips, Chex Mix, pretzels, etc.
  • Peanut butter or cheese crackers
  • Peanuts and/or other nuts
  • Trail mix or granola bars
  • Protein bars
  • Fruit snacks or raisins
  • Pudding cups
  • Fruit/applesauce cups
  • Cans of Spaghettios, Beefaroni, soup (pop top only)
  • Tuna/chicken boxes with crackers (no cans)
  • Beef Jerky / Slim Jim’s

To schedule delivery of your donation, please contact Ken at the WHS Foundation at 724-223-3875 or foundation@whs.org to arrange for delivery. (Go to receiving at either WHS Washington or WHS Greene).

Thank you for your generosity and support.

WHS Washington and WHS Greene are gratefully accepting meal donations for our medical staff.

Before having food delivered to any WHS location we ask that you please contact Sara at the WHS Foundation at 724-223-3875 or foundation@whs.org. Sara will work with you to coordinate planning a meal for our team.

Thank you for your generosity and support.

Testing

COVID-19 Testing At WHS

Testing for COVID-19 must be ordered by a licensed medical provider. Currently, testing cannot be performed at the request of the public without an order.

All tests must be scheduled by calling 7245791684. WHS will no longer take patients on a “walk-in” basis.

Only COVID-19 testing is done at these sites – other lab tests can be done at these locations: click here

Testing will only be done if you can provide a script from a medical professional. Please also bring a government issued photo ID (such as a Driver’s License) and your insurance information to your scheduled appointment.

Your lab test results are available ONLY through your ordering physician. Please note that testing time varies and in some cases takes approx. a week or more to receive your results. Keep in-mind that if your lab test comes back positive, your doctor will call you immediately.

The WHS lab cannot release lab test results to patients. If you have questions concerning the test or your results, please contact your ordering physician directly.

Your cost of testing will vary depending on what types of insurance you have. Washington Health System has a charge of $86.25 for this test, but depending on your insurance, you may not have an out of pocket cost. Some insurances are waiving the out-of-pocket amount. It is always best to check with your individual insurance company to obtain the most accurate information.

The name of the test that you would tell your insurance company that you are asking about is “SARS-CoV2 RNA (COVID19), Qualitative NAAT”.

For those individuals who wish to be self-pay or do not have insurance, the charge would be $25.88.

Seeking Treatment

A statewide Mental Health Support and Referral Line has been developed as part of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 response. This support line is operated by the Center for Community Resources.

Those experiencing anxiety, depression, or any other difficult emotion during this time are encouraged to call the support line which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Callers will be able to speak with trained staff who will listen, assess individual needs, triage situations, as well as refer to other local supports and professionals as needed.

The Mental Health Support Line can be reached toll-free at 1.855.284.2494.

We currently have limited visitation at WHS Washington Hospital and WHS Greene. For more details and updates please go to whs.org/coronavirus.

Beware of fraudulent Coronavirus tests, vaccines and treatments.  Beware of companies trying to profit from this pandemic by selling unproven and illegally marketed products that make false claims, such as being effective against the coronavirus.

We suggest that you obtain the most up to date information by visiting www.CDC.gov or www.health.pa.gov. If you have additional questions contact your primary care office.

Vaccines

Please email your full name, date of birth and phone number to covidvaccine@whs.org. You can pick up your new vaccine card at the WHS Washington Hospital after you have a confirmation from our team.  Please bring your ID with you. You must pick up the vaccine card in-person. We will not mail a copy to you and we will not release it to any other individuals other than yourself.

Anyone under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian with them to sign the consent. They can provide verification of demographics.