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Lights on: Geisinger extends hours, provides Saturday surgical services

Geisinger continues its phased reopening of services and procedures across Pennsylvania with more clinics reopening and extending hours of operation. For our patients’ and members’ convenience, Geisinger is extending hours at some clinics and performing select surgeries on Saturdays.

As care teams work diligently through the reopening process, safety remains at the forefront of all of Geisinger’s operations. This includes taking precautions in all of our facilities, including masking, physical (social) distancing, extra rounds of deep-cleaning and testing patients for COVID-19 before to their scheduled surgery or procedure.

Patients are being contacted by their care teams to discuss appointments and to share important safety information about their visits. Those coming to a Geisinger facility for a procedure or surgery will be asked about any possible exposure to COVID-19 and learn if it’s necessary to have a pre-surgical virus test at least 48 hours before their surgery or procedure.

“We’re thankful to our patients and members who have been waiting patiently for their appointment to be rescheduled and entrusting us with their continued care,” said Dr. Al Casale, Geisinger chief medical offer for surgical services. “Extending hours and providing Saturday services is the right thing to do for our patients to help get them back to better health sooner, while doing so safely.”

In addition to in-person visits, Geisinger continues to offer patients and members ways to connect with their care teams for appointments through telemedicine. Geisinger also offers free prescription delivery and no-contact curbside prescription pick up through at Geisinger Pharmacy locations.

For more information about getting back to care safely at Geisinger, visit geisinger.org/safe.

As of the week of June 15, the following clinics and specialty care locations are open:

North-Central region:

• Geisinger Plastic Surgery at Montoursville

• Geisinger Tiadaghton Health Center Specialty Services

• Geisinger Vascular Surgery at Williamsport

Some Geisinger clinics and services reopened in May, while others remain closed or consolidated. For the latest information on Geisinger clinics and services at specific locations, visit www.geisinger.org/coronavirus/patients-and-visitors/clinic-updates.

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