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Pre-Registration is currently open to all those in Phase 1A, 1B and 1C. Practice/Business/Individual must operate and/or live in Bucks County, PA.

COVID-19 Testing Locations

COVID-19 Map of Testing Sites

Testing Locations by Area,
printable pdf listing

A message from the Health Department:

The Bucks County Health Department will be available to take your COVID-19 related calls 8:00 to 4:00 Monday – Friday and limited hours on Saturday at 215-345-3318. Please limit calls to this line for those from the public who have been directed to call regarding isolation or quarantine, medical professionals, healthcare workers and COVID-19 specific calls or department related business.You may also email COVID19@buckscounty.org for the below:

  • No one should be calling or emailing the Health Department if you are experiencing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, that is a call to 911 or call and/or go to the nearest ER for evaluation.
  • If you are calling because you think you should be tested please call your Primary Care Physician, THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT DOES NOT DO TESTING.
  • If you are looking for case numbers and more specific information go to https://covid19-bucksgis.hub.arcgis.com/

The Health Department CANNOT answer calls regarding:

9-4-2020 Isolation vs Mod Quarantine (003)

Important Phone Numbers:

COVID-19 Information Hotline: 
800-383-0371

#1 - Bucks County Health Department
#2 - Bucks County Consumer Protection
#3 - Community and Economic Development
#4 - Bucks County Housing and Human Services

Additional Community Resources:
Area Agency on Aging:
267-880-5700
Bucks County General Number:
215-348-6000
Bucks County Social Complaints
(for citizen complaints not related to businesses or other identified priorities): 215-328-8500

COVID-19: Guidance for Pet Owners

Planning For Your Pets during COVID-19

Bucks County Department Contact Directory

 

When and why to call the Bucks County Health DepartmentCoronavirus (COVID-19) Information 

What is a "Close Contact"?

As COVID-19 Cases Reach Critical Levels, Wolf Admin Announces New Mitigation Efforts

Schools:
Please check with your respective school district for specific guidance on COVID-19 information

Food Establishments:
Current Bucks County Department of Health Guidelines for Food Establishments (10/02/20)

Bucks County Department of Health Requirements for Outdoor Seating at Food Facilities (10/02/20) 

Miscellaneous:
Guidelines for Faith Based Organizations 

Guidance for Bucks County Personal Care Businesses in the Green Phase 

How to determine what is considered a life-sustaining businessCounty Updates:

  • Bucks County Seniors can call 267-880-5700 for assistance, as well as information on services such as meal delivery and independent care. This number is answered Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. After hours and weekends, seniors and their caregivers can leave a message and the Area Agency on Aging will return the call. 
  • Effective 03/10/20, Neshaminy Manor is closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 virus, with the exception of family visits by appointment. This includes all entertainers and groups that come for official events.  In addition, all resident sponsored trips (Walmart/VFW's/etc.) have been suspended at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
  • On the advice of the Bucks County Department of Health and suggestion from the State Department of Corrections, Bucks County’s prisons have closed to most visitors, including volunteers involved in community programs offered at the prison. Any prisoners admitted with cold- or flu-like symptoms will be isolated and the Health Department will be contacted for followup. Only essential vendors and contractors such as food, healthcare and legal professionals will be admitted. More information can be found on the Corrections page.
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Additional Information can be found in the below locations:

PA Department of Health Media Page for updates to the virus: 
https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Health.aspx

PA Department of Health Coronovirus Situation Summary:  
https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronvirus-Situation-Summary.aspx 

Latest Updates from the CDC: 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

CDC's Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19: 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

Share Facts, Stop Fear - CDC addresses Common Misconceptions:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/share-facts-stop-fear.html

World Health Organization (WHO) - Information on Coronvirus Disease (COVID-19):
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

WHO - Your Questions Answered:
https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

WHO Mythbusters - Myths busted and other rumors debunked:
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

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Bucks County News on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

56 Bucks COVID Deaths Reported Last Week as New Cases Decline

December 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Larry R. King, 215-348-6413, lrking@buckscounty.org 

The deaths of 56 Bucks County residents infected with COVID-19 were reported last week by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the largest weekly death count here since mid-May.

With almost two weeks remaining, December already is the third-deadliest month of the pandemic that began in March.

State records show that 116 Bucks residents with COVID have died during the first 18 days of the month. The county has had at least 10 COVID deaths on five of those days so far. 

This month’s partial total is exceeded only by the months of April (280 deaths) and May (253 deaths). It continues a trend of accelerating deaths that began in November, when 93 Bucks residents with COVID died.

A total of 838 infected Bucks County residents have died during the pandemic, most of them elderly, and 571 of whom were residents of long-term care facilities. Statewide, 13,981 Pennsylvanians have died in the pandemic, including 2,535 so far in December.

At the same time, an uncontrolled spike in new cases over the past several weeks began to decline over the past week. State statistics showed 2,645 new infections reported in Bucks County last week, down 22 percent from the previous week’s record high of 3,374.

The rolling seven-day average of new cases also has declined, from a record high of 520 two weeks ago to 377 as of Saturday. A total of 26,721 have been reported in Bucks during the pandemic.

Bucks County’s test positivity rate also declined to 16.4 percent last week after peaking at 17.7 percent the previous week. Statewide, the positivity rate fell from 16.2 percent to 15.8 percent.

“Our cases have now clearly stabilized, and even dropped, from the peak of the surge,” said Bucks County Health Department Director Dr. David Damsker. “Usually deaths and hospitalizations follow the same trend soon after.”

At a news conference on Friday, Damsker said the recent surge in new cases began well ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, but was exacerbated by family gatherings and other unsafe practices.

“The surge didn’t start with Thanksgiving, but Thanksgiving made the surge worse,” Damsker said.

Joining Damsker and the Bucks County Commissioners for the virtual news conference was Dr. Gerald Wydro, chair of emergency medicine for Jefferson Health – Northeast. He and the commissioners urged residents not to travel or gather together during the Christmas season.

“The best thing we can do for one another is to not spend time together,” said Commissioners’ Chair Diane Ellis-Marseglia. “This is a year that we are going to be telling children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren about, and we should be able to point to what we did to make this a little bit easier for the doctors and the nurses, as well as for our neighbors.”

Commissioner’s Vice Chair Bob Harvie said his family’s tradition of large Christmas gatherings stocked with relatives visiting from out-of-town has been cancelled this year. That sacrifice “is a memory we will have that will make next Christmas even better,” he said.

Wydro told of encountering a family of five in which two members died and two more were hospitalized, one on a ventilator, after someone brought the coronavirus into their midst.

“I can tell you the stories of a multitude of grandparents who have died here by themselves because their families couldn’t come in,” he added. “Those aren’t stories meant to scare; they’re to educate.”

Wydro said hospitals and their staffs are stressed when large numbers of COVID patients add to the population of other patients who need treatment at this time of year.

A total of 176 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized in Bucks County, 33 of them on ventilators. State officials reported that 22 percent of the county’s adult ICU beds, 37 percent of its medical surgical beds and 62 percent of its ventilators remain available.

“The bottom line is that the risk we all run is that one person has COVID, we don’t know they have it, and it gets spread through a large event, especially when a large family gathering happens,” Wydro said.

Continuing to practice masking and distancing will help buy time for what Wydro called “the light at the end of the tunnel” to appear – the rollout of two recently approved COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines are in a weeks-long first stage in which medical personnel, EMS first responders and long-term care residents will be immunized first.

Ninety-seven hospitals across Pennsylvania received 97,500 doses of vaccine last week, of which 17,700 doses had been administered by Sunday, the state reported.

“There’s a vaccine at the end of the tunnel,” said Wydro, who received his first round of the vaccine last week. “It’s safe, it’s effective and, bottom line, I got it and I’m here talking to you.”

The county commissioners continue to urge the public to download the free COVID Alert PA app, which uses Bluetooth technology to let a person know that they have been exposed to COVID-19 without compromising the identity or location of either the person using the app, or of the person to whom they may have been exposed.

To see an interactive map showing Bucks County’s COVID testing locations, please click here.

To see an interactive map showing Bucks County’s active cases by municipality, please click here. 

Statistics, charts, links to state health department data and other coronavirus-related information can be found on the county’s data portal: https://covid19-bucksgis.hub.arcgis.com.

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Bucks County Health Department
Administrative Office

Neshaminy Manor Center, Building K
1282 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Main HD Line: 215-345-3318
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00pm
Central Bucks District Office
Neshaminy Manor Center, Building K
1282 Almshouse Road, 1st Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
Environmental: 215-345-3336
Personal Health: 215-345-3344
Department Fax: 215-340-8456
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30pm
Lower Bucks District Office
Bucks County Government Services Center - Lower Bucks
7321 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055
Phone: 267-580-3510
Fax: 215-949-5819
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Upper Bucks District Office
Bucks County Government Services Center - Upper Bucks
261 California Road
Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone: 215-529-7000
Fax: 215-529-7032
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30pm