Yes, Mount Nittany Health has multiple test collection sites:

Mount Nittany Health continues to rigorously follow guidelines from the CDC, including how test samples are collected and the proper wearing of personal protective equipment by staff at this site.

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus cases. These symptoms include:

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fever

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Chills

  • Muscle pain

  • Sore throat

The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

  • If you believe you are exhibiting the symptoms of Coronavirus, call 844.278.4600 or your family doctor immediately to be assessed over the phone.

  • Your doctor will inform you if you should come in to their office or to the hospital for further testing.

  • Upon arrival, please wear a protective mask.

  • If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include:

- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

- New confusion or inability to arouse

- Bluish lips or face


This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Mount Nittany Health conducts screenings of patients entering our facilities. This screening process is another measure that Mount Nittany Health is taking to protect our patients, staff and community against the spread of COVID-19. The screening process will include key questions based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In the best interest of patients, visitors and staff during this evolving situation, visitors of hospitalized patients at Mount Nittany Medical Center will no longer be permitted, except for select circumstances. For questions regarding visitation at the Medical Center, please call 814.231.7000.


One caregiver may accompany patients of our emergency department, Mount Nittany Physician Group, CANCER CARE PARTNERSHIP and outpatient Medical Center locations, if needed. Depending on the circumstances, the caregiver may be asked to find an alternative place to wait for the patient, such as their vehicle.

Approved visitors/caregivers to the emergency department, Mount Nittany Physician Group, CANCER CARE PARTNERSHIP and outpatient Medical Center locations will undergo a screening process and be required to wear a mask for the duration of their stay. If a visitor does not have a mask, one will be provided. Any visitor who does not pass the screening process will be informed of the policy and be asked to wait in their vehicle or return home.

Our team will work as quickly as possible to safely and effectively complete the screenings; please prepare accordingly and allow extra time for this process.