COVID-19 vaccine information

Mount Nittany Health has vaccinated more than 600 Centre County healthcare-related workers to date. We are continuing our efforts to vaccinate health care personnel (HCP) in Centre County, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health's criteria for category 1A. To learn more click here to read the latest update.

Who we’re vaccinating now:
  • Mount Nittany Health employees

  • Healthcare personnel (HCP) in Centre County who qualify as part of the state’s Phase 1A

 

If you fall into one of these groups, click here for scheduling information.

Who’s coming up soon:

  • PA DOH Phase 1B

  • Certain essential workers

  • People age 75 and up

Mount Nittany Health weekly COVID update (January 8)

Mount Nittany Medical Center currently has 41 COVID positive inpatients ages 34 to 98. A little over one week into the month, 55 COVID positive patients were admitted to the Medical Center with an average of 52 COVID positive inpatients per day. By comparison, in December, a total of 245 COVID positive patients were admitted, with an average of 49 COVID positive inpatients per day. Click here to read the latest update.

Mount Nittany Health policies and practices for COVID-19

At Mount Nittany Health, the safety of our patients and staff is always our priority. Our COVID-19 policies and practices are updated as we see changes to conditions in the community and in CDC and DOH guidelines for the care, safety, and placement of our patients. These are some of our current practices:

  • COVID testing is required of patients three days prior to surgery.

  • COVID testing is required of women preparing to deliver a baby.

  • All patients will be screened for COVID-19, which includes a temperature check, including patients admitted to the hospital.

  • We have policies in place regarding room assignments of COVID-19 positive inpatients.

    • Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are assigned a room based on a combination of factors following CDC and DOH guidelines.

    • No visitors are allowed to visit patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

    • Single patient room placement is prioritized for our inpatients whenever possible, however, a hospitalized COVID-19 patient may be roomed with another patient confirmed to also have COVID-19.

  • For the safety of our patients and staff, all patients and visitors are required to mask.

 

Patient visitation is temporarily suspended at all Mount Nittany Health locations until further notice. 

COVID Alert PA

Mount Nittany Health COVID-19 Community Hotline: 814.231.7111

Download the free COVID Alert PA app to add your phone in the fight against COVID-19. Get exposure alerts without compromising your privacy or personal information. Downloading the app is voluntary, but the more Pennsylvanians that use the app, the more successful our efforts will be to stop the spread of COVID-19. Learn More. 

Mount Nittany Health has a dedicated COVID-19 hotline available to the community: 814.231.7111. The COVID-19 hotline will be answered daily from 7:00 am – 11:00 pm.

Send a message to our healthcare workers

The Mount Nittany Health team has shown the epitome of courage, compassion, and commitment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those qualities are only rivaled by their skills and excellence in their work to care for our community. In this season of gratitude, you can share your support for our doctors, nurses, and hospital staff during this unprecedented time via our virtual gratitude website, CourageousAtHeart.org. The virtual gratitude board allows community members to post their notes, images, and videos of encouragement and thanks to our staff. Viewers can also share posts on the board with popular social media sites like Facebook and Instagram.