COVID-19 Testing for Existing St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Patients

  1. Parents or guardians of current St. Christopher’s patients should call their medical provider and discuss their child’s symptoms and exposures.
  2. If your St. Christopher’s provider recommends a COVID-19 test, they can guide you to an appointment. Or, they may have testing available at their office.

Pre-procedure Testing: All children being admitted for surgery or outpatient procedures will be tested for COVID-19 prior to or upon admission. Your child’s care team will give you instructions and order the COVID-19 test specifically for your child’s needs and determine if any additional screening or testing is needed.

COVID-19 Community Testing Center Operated by Personic Health Care

A community COVID-19 testing site is made possible through a grant from the Philadelphia Department of Health. The testing site is located in the Apple Pavilion, which is adjacent to the parking garage on St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children’s campus. The testing site is independently managed and operated by Personic Health Care, a leader in COVID-19 testing.

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is located at 160 East Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134.

For more information, visit the Personic Health Care website.

  • Hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Testing is available for individuals 6 months and older - pediatric through adult.
  • The Apple Pavilion is wheelchair accessible.
  • You do not need to have symptoms or a doctor’s referral.
  • No appointments are necessary. Walk-ins are welcome.
  • You will be asked for identification and health insurance information. If you do not have identification or health insurance, you can still get a test and will not be billed.
  • Testing is at no cost to individuals regardless of insurance status. When you give your insurance information, it allows Personic Health Care to bill your insurance to get reimbursed for the cost of the test. If you do not have insurance, you will not be turned away or billed.
  • Any questions about testing should be directed to the Personic Health Care Call Center at 610-484-4449.

Tower Health COVID-19 Testing

Testing services are also available at Tower Health Urgent Care locations. These sites provide simple access to testing, while keeping those with respiratory illness out of the hospitals and physician offices.