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Thursday, May 28, 2020

LVHN Coordinated Health opens virtual orthopedic injury center

Sunday, April 26, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Coordinated Health, part of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), has introduced the region’s only virtual orthopedic injury center where patients can receive care anywhere at any time for orthopedic injuries like sprains, strains, suspected fractures and breaks and back pain.

By using virtual-visit technology, Coordinated Health is helping reduce a patient’s potential exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by eliminating any unnecessary trips outside the home.

To access the virtual injury center, patients may call the injury hotline 24/7 at 610-861-8111. The call will be transferred to an orthopedic surgeon or an orthopedic physician assistant who will initiate a telemedicine visit.

Telemedicine visits can be done securely via phone or video. If it’s determined that patients need further care, he or she will be referred to the nearest open injury center or, if necessary, the emergency room.

“During these unprecedented times, Coordinated Health is pleased to continue to offer the best patient experience with convenient and accessible virtual care when it’s needed the most. We want the community to know that we are still here for them and are just a phone call away,” said LVHN–Coordinated Health President, Amy Nyberg.

Virtual orthopedic injury center visits are covered by most insurance policies. Patients with questions regarding coverage of virtual visits should contact their insurance provider.

Information, injury center hotline: 610-861-8111; www.coordinatedhealth.com/services/injury-center