Wilkes-Barre City Health Department

Wilkes-Barre City Health Department Clinical Services: 71 North Franklin St. Room 106, 570-208-4269 Environmental/Preventative Health Services: City Hall, 40 East Market St., 570-208-4268

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Coronavirus in Pennsylvania
05/08/2020
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

05/07/2020
CDC

CDC

COVID-19 can spread quickly at community gatherings, including a family funeral and a birthday party. In this short video, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer Isaac Ghinai explains how two gatherings in Chicago led to a cluster of cases and 3 deaths. https://bit.ly/MMWR_COVID19Families

May 7th has been declared Hospital Appreciation Day by Mayor Brown in the city of Wilkes Barre. Thank you to all first r...
05/07/2020

May 7th has been declared Hospital Appreciation Day by Mayor Brown in the city of Wilkes Barre. Thank you to all first responders and health care workers! Parade outside each local hospital!

05/07/2020

May 7th has been declared Hospital Appreciation Day by Mayor Brown in the city of Wilkes Barre. Thank you to all first responders and health care workers! Parade outside each local hospital!

05/07/2020

May 7th has been declared Hospital Appreciation Day by Mayor Brown in the city of Wilkes Barre. Thank you to all first responders and health care workers! Parade outside each local hospital!

Pennsylvania Department of Health
05/07/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Growing evidence suggests that COVID-19 can spread before people show symptoms and from people who have COVID-19 but never show symptoms. Wearing a cloth mask can help prevent the spread in these situations. Help protect those most vulnerable to severe illness by wearing a mask 😷

05/06/2020
Pennsylvania Department of Health

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Thank you to all nurses for working so hard every day to keep Pennsylvanians healthy and safe.

💙 A special thank you to our Department of Health nurses who are working in communities across the state to help us achieve a healthy Pennsylvania for all.

PA State Police
05/06/2020

PA State Police

It’s National Nurses Day! We would like to acknowledge the dedication and sacrifices made by nurses every day across the Commonwealth. Thank you. ❤️, PSP.

Pennsylvania Department of Health
05/05/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

If you have COVID-19, you may have mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms appear 2-14 days after exposure + may include:
✔️ fever
✔️ cough
✔️ shortness of breath
✔️ chills/repeated shaking w/chills
✔️ diarrhea
✔️ muscle pain
✔️ headache
✔️ sore throat
✔️ new loss of taste/smell

If you live in Northeast PA + have COVID-19 symptoms, you can get tested for free at the Mohegan Sun Arena testing site. Pre-registration is required: https://bit.ly/2xxjlDI

Residents in other parts of PA can view testing information here: https://bit.ly/PACOVID19Testing

CDC
05/05/2020

CDC

On World Hand Hygiene Day, thank you to healthcare providers for practicing good hand hygiene on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Now more than ever it is critical that we work together to contain the spread of germs and the infections they cause in the clinical setting. On this World Hand Hygiene Day, join us in making your clean hands count to keep patients and colleagues safe and healthy!

Learn more at https://bit.ly/3c2Mkyd.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
05/05/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)

We have extended many expiration dates in response to COVID-19. For additional details and a list of frequently asked questions, visit https://www.penndot.gov/pages/coronavirus.aspx.

Online services are available 24/7 at DMV.pa.gov for no additional fee, including:
◾️Driver's license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals
◾️Driver-history services
◾️Changes of address
◾️Ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee
◾️Driver license and photo ID duplicates
◾️And more
You can contact our call center at 717-412-5300 for any DMV-related questions.

Pennsylvania Department of Health
05/05/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Anxious, stressed, depressed, scared, worried, lonely or in a crisis? Help + support are just a text away.

💬 Text PA to 741-741 to connect with a trained Crisis Text Line crisis counselor for free 24/7 support.

International Firefighters' Day
05/04/2020

International Firefighters' Day

International FireFighters' Day (IFFD) - May 4 2020

Today we recognise firefighters for their extraordinary commitment, exceptional courage and for their selfless service. Tragically we also remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. #honourandrespect

*To firefighters, and to those that support them, across the world, THANK YOU!*

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Please take a moment to stop, reflect on and commemorate the memory of those who are no longer with us and to celebrate the strength that is evident from being members of the firefighting family.

Why not tag a firefighter you'd like to thank or share a photo?

#Thankyou
#Respect4Fireys
#IFFD
#FireFightersDay
#InternationalFireFightersDay
www.firefightersday.org

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania
05/03/2020
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Governor Tom Wolf
05/01/2020

Governor Tom Wolf

On May 8, 24 counties will reopen — moving from the red phase of COVID-19 response to the yellow phase.

✅ More businesses can open with safety guidance in place
🏡 Telework must continue where possible
😷 Residents should social distance + wear masks to avoid an outbreak and potentially moving back to red phase

More details on what each phase means: governor.pa.gov/plan-for-pennsylvania/

Women's Resource Center
04/30/2020

Women's Resource Center

WRC Advocates are available 24/7. Call 570-346-4671 or 1-800-257-5765

Pennsylvania Department of Health
04/30/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Q: If I wear a cloth mask, do I still have to practice social distancing?

A: YES. Cloth masks are not a substitute for social distancing.
😷 Wear a mask when you leave home + ↔️ stay at least 6 feet away from others who don't live in your home.

04/29/2020
Governor Tom Wolf

Governor Tom Wolf

If you are a Pennsylvanian who needs help accessing food, there are many resources available:

🥫 Local food pantries: on.pa.gov/2Ue5aKV
🍎 Meals for students: on.pa.gov/2y9TFgt
🛒 Groceries for low-income households: on.pa.gov/3d03Zq3
🤰 Food for women, infants, and children (WIC):
Call 800-WIC-WINS or apply online on.pa.gov/3d04hgD
👴 Meals for older adults:
Find your local aging agency and request meals on.pa.gov/2KHpIHo

More information on COVID-19 resources for Pennsylvanians: pa.gov/covid-19

Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
04/29/2020

Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center

Wilkes-Barre VA will continue to have a drive up food pantry every Thursday through the month of May. Need to be an Enrolled Veteran and you must call to pre-register.
Our Drive through Food Pantry was made possible through VA's community partnership with the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank.

Staying aware while staying home can help keep others safe from abuse and neglect. If you suspect something is wrong wit...
04/29/2020

Staying aware while staying home can help keep others safe from abuse and neglect. If you suspect something is wrong with a neighbor, family member, friend or student, you can say something.

☎️ report child abuse 24/7 to ChildLine: 1-800-932-0313
☎️ domestic violence hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Signs of potential abuse + neglect:
• numerous, unexplained injuries + bruises
• chronic anxiety + expressed feelings of inadequacy
• poor impulse control
• demonstrating abusive behavior/talk

If you witness or hear a violent incident, don't intervene. Call 911 immediately.

For more information about child abuse: http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov/
For more information about domestic violence: https://www.pcadv.org/

Staying aware while staying home can help keep others safe from abuse and neglect. If you suspect something is wrong with a neighbor, family member, friend or student, you can say something.

☎️ report child abuse 24/7 to ChildLine: 1-800-932-0313
☎️ domestic violence hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Signs of potential abuse + neglect:
• numerous, unexplained injuries + bruises
• chronic anxiety + expressed feelings of inadequacy
• poor impulse control
• demonstrating abusive behavior/talk

If you witness or hear a violent incident, don't intervene. Call 911 immediately.

For more information about child abuse: http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov/
For more information about domestic violence: https://www.pcadv.org/

Pennsylvania Department of Health
04/29/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

The COVID-19 testing site at Mohegan Sun Arena is open to residents with COVID-19 symptoms who live or work in Northeast Pennsylvania.

✅ pre-registration online or by phone (1-877-PA-HEALTH) is required
✅ testing is by appointment only

ℹ️ https://bit.ly/2xxjlDI

Pennsylvania Department of Health
04/27/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

A target goal for reopening PA has been set at having fewer than 50 new confirmed cases per 100,000 population reported in the previous 14 days. Here's how to do the math ⤵️

The target data goal is NOT the only metric to be met before reopening a region.

Additional metrics:
• Enough testing available for individuals w/symptoms + target populations
• Robust case investigation + contact tracing infrastructure in place
• Identification of area’s high-risk settings + assurance facilities have adequate safeguards in place

The commonwealth also will rely on a modeling dashboard under development + evaluation by Carnegie Mellon University to take a regional + sector-based approach to reopenings, the easing of restrictions + public health response.

More information: governor.pa.gov/process-to-reopen-pennsylvania/

Governor Tom Wolf
04/26/2020

Governor Tom Wolf

In consultation with public health professionals, we have updated the Pennsylvania Department of Health reopening metrics to better capture growth, decline, and stability of COVID-19 cases.

Here is a mock example of how we will determine if target goals for reopening have been met.

More information: governor.pa.gov/process-to-reopen-pennsylvania/

National Infant Immunization Week is a great time to learn about the vaccines your baby needs! Visit CDC’s site to learn...
04/25/2020

National Infant Immunization Week is a great time to learn about the vaccines your baby needs! Visit CDC’s site to learn about the 14 diseases vaccines prevent, view the latest immunization schedule, and get tips on how to comfort your baby during vaccine visits https://go.usa.gov/xEspJ

Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
04/24/2020

Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center

Wilkes-Barre VA will continue to have a drive up food pantry every Thursday through the month of May. Need to be an Enrolled Veteran and you must call to pre-register.
Our Drive through Food Pantry was made possible through VA's community partnership with the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank.

Guide: Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania
04/24/2020
Guide: Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania

Guide: Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania

All Pennsylvanians have an important role to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and saving lives. Here are resources to help you do your part.

We all have so much on our minds now, but it’s important that we don’t forget our immunizations. Plan to go as soon as y...
04/24/2020

We all have so much on our minds now, but it’s important that we don’t forget our immunizations. Plan to go as soon as you can and talk to your doctor about both the MenACWY and MenB vaccines – you need both to help protect against meningococcal meningitis. #DefeatMeningitis #bteamwashere”

Wilkes-Barre City Police Department
04/24/2020

Wilkes-Barre City Police Department

Pennsylvania Department of Health
04/23/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

🆕 UPDATE to the COVID-19 testing site at Mohegan Sun Arena:

✔️ residents who live or work in NEPA + have symptoms are now eligible for testing
✔️ online pre-registration is required
✔️ those unable to register online can call 1-877-PA-HEALTH to register for testing

ℹ️ https://bit.ly/2xxjlDI

Address

71 N Franklin St Ste 106
Wilkes-Barre, PA
18701

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday 09:00 - 16:30
Friday 09:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(570) 208-4268

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Mission: The purpose of the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department is to prevent disease and protect the health of Wilkes-Barre City residents. Bureau of Personal Health: Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic and HIV testing and counseling- free testing every Tuesday 1:00 to 3:30 PM or call to make an appointment. Immunization Clinic: Free immunizations for eligible children and adults by appointment Tuberculosis testing for eligible patients by appointment Bureau of Environmental Health: Quality of Life Inspections Rental Inspections Lead Risk Inspections Food Establishment Inspections Solid Waste Management Program Vector Control Program Water Pollution Program Childcare Facility and Safety Program Tattoo/Body Piercing Facility License Animal Control Nuisance Complaint Investigations Other bureaus: Preventive Health Services and Public Health Preparedness