Tower Health opens COVID-19 assessment site in Berks

READING, Pa. – West Reading-based Tower Health has opened its sixth COVID-19 assessment site, and it’s the health network’s first one to be located in Berks County.

Tower Health announced Tuesday that it has dedicated its urgent care center at 1212 Liggett Avenue in Reading’s Oakbrook neighborhood exclusively to dedicated exclusively to COVID-19 assessment and screening.

It’s now one of six such sites the network has opened in its southeastern Pennsylvania footprint in an effort to ease patient access to testing while keeping those with respiratory illness out of the hospitals and physician offices.

“The team at Tower Health is working diligently to meet the needs of our community during this unprecedented time,” said Dr. Charles Barbera, Tower Health’s vice president of pre-hospital and unscheduled care. “We will continue to monitor the evolving situation and evaluate how we can best meet the ongoing needs for the communities we serve.”

Tower Health said it is still encouraging its patients to be screened by their physician and get a prescription for testing prior to visiting one of its six sites.

Those without a prescription can still go to one of the locations, but officials said they will be subject to the required…

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