If you are experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms – intense chest pain or significant difficulty breathing, for example – please visit one of the Einstein Healthcare Network emergency departments for care. If your symptoms are milder, you can also contact your primary care physician or JeffConnect for virtual care. If you are NOT experiencing symptoms and just want a COVID test, please use testing sites other than emergency departments. There are numerous testing sites throughout the Philadelphia region, including Einstein's own facility on our Philadelphia campus.
How to Get Tested
If you are concerned about potential COVID-19 symptoms, call your Einstein primary care physician.
After evaluating you or your loved one over the phone, your physician will determine whether the patient should:
- Be referred for COVID-19 testing
- Self-quarantine at home and treat symptoms with over-the-counter medication
- Go to the Emergency Room
Where to Get Tested
If you are an Einstein patient, call your primary care physician to arrange for testing. Your physician's office will direct you to possible testing sites.
In addition, Einstein Healthcare Network is currently performing COVID-19 testing for the community (in partnership with the City of Philadelphia). Appointments are required.
Community Testing Site
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia Community Testing Site
5583 Park Avenue (Park Avenue & Tabor Road)
Philadelphia, PA 19141
We are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
COVID-19 Testing is available at this site at no cost to you.
Appointments are required. Call 1-800-EINSTEIN (800-346-7834) and press 5 to schedule an appointment. (You do not need a doctors referral for an appointment.)
View a list of testing facilities from Jefferson Health. For a full list of your local testing sites and information about testing in your area, refer to these lists of Philadelphia Testing Sites and Montgomery County Testing Sites.