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At Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, we provide testing to patients who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have an upcoming procedure or surgery, or have scheduled travel to a destination that requires a test.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath, call your healthcare provider who will determine if a test is needed.

COVID-19 Testing for Patients with Symptoms

Patients with a Lancaster General Health Provider

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, a provider will determine if a test is needed, you may:

Patients without a Provider

If you do not have a provider and have COVID-19 symptoms, we offer the following options:

Do I need a provider’s order to receive COVID-19 test?

Yes, you need an order from a provider. 

Testing Locations for Patients with Symptoms 

  • Lancaster County Public Safety Building
    101 Champ Boulevard
    Manheim, PA 17545


    Testing Hours

    Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4:30 pm
    An appointment and a doctor’s order are required. Your provider MUST fax your COVID-19 test order to 717-544-6854 prior to your appointment. 
  1. If you have a provider's order for a COVID-19 test, you may schedule your test online here.
  2. Call 717-544-5941 to schedule your appointment. Press option 1 for COVID-19 testing. Then, press option 2 to speak to our schedulers or leave a message. We will return your call within 36 hours.  Caller-ID may read as a 'spam risk' on your phone.     
  • LG Health Urgent Care
    Testing Hours vary by location
    Visit LGHealthUrgentCare.org for locations.

  • LG Health Physicians Primary Care Practices
    Appointment required for testing. 
    To schedule your test you can:

COVID-19 Testing for Patients who have been notified they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19.

  • Lancaster County Public Safety Building
    101 Champ Boulevard
    Manheim, PA 17545


    Testing Hours

    Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4:30 pm
    An appointment and a doctor’s order are required. Your provider MUST fax your COVID-19 test order to 717-544-6854 prior to your appointment. 

    1. If you have a provider's order for a COVID-19 test, you may schedule your test online here.
    2. Call 717-544-5941 to schedule your appointment. Press option 1 for COVID-19 testing. Then, press option 2 to speak to our schedulers or leave a message. We will return your call within 36 hours.  Caller-ID may read as a 'spam risk' on your phone.     
  • LG Health Physicians Primary Care Practices
    Appointment required for testing. 
    To schedule your test you can:       

COVID-19 Testing for Patients without Symptoms, or Asymptomatic Testing. 

Due to the limited supply of tests, LG Health only offers testing for two groups of people without symptoms:

  • People who have an upcoming procedure or surgery and have a provider’s order for the test.
  • People who are traveling to and from Pennsylvania, and students returning to college, and have a provider’s order for the test.
    • Start an E-Visit with your primary care provider prior to traveling or returning to college

    If you do not have a provider we offer the following options:

Do I need a provider’s order for COVID-19 testing?

Yes, you need an order from a provider. 

Testing for Patients without Symptoms

To schedule your test prior to a procedure, travel or returning to college you can:

  • Schedule an appointment online here
  • Login to MyLGHealth.org
  • Schedule through the practice that is ordering your test (LGHP practices only)
  • Call 717-544-5941, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm

For children ages 2 and under ONLY, testing MUST occur at Urgent Care

If you do not meet criteria for testing at LG Health, there are testing sites across Pennsylvania with varied testing criteria.

To find a testing location near you, please visit the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 viral testing website at Covid Testing Map.

For additional information on asymptomatic testing, please visit our FAQ page.

Cost for COVID-19 Testing

The cash price for a COVID-19 test is $57.24. The cash price of swabbing for COVID-19 is $8.10.

Based on your symptoms and situation, your provider may order a more in-depth test. These tests check for COVID-19, in addition to flu and RSV. The cash price for these tests vary from $164.16 - $260.28.

In order to get a COVID-19 test, you will need a medical provider to assess you and order testing. This visit with the provider carries an additional charge.

For patients without health insurance

We will assess your situation to see if the CARES Act can cover the claim. If so, you may be eligible for help with the cost of COVID-19 testing.

For patients with health insurance

We will bill your insurance. Any cost not covered will be your responsibility. The final out-of-pocket cost will vary based on the specifics of your insurance coverage, coinsurance, copays or deductibles.

What if I am having financial hardships due to COVID-19?

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is here to support our community during these unprecedented times. We know that many in our community may have financial hardships due to COVID-19.

If you have questions regarding COVID-19 billing or are have trouble paying your medical bills or please contact:

Customer Service at 717-544-4953 or 800-647-4419
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Our staff can discuss all payment and financial options available at this time.

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