COVID-19 continues to evolve as a public health issue for our community.
Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council is actively engaged with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Allegheny County Department of Health. If you are a patient of Sto-Rox Family Health Center or Hilltop Community Health Center, with mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, please call our office at 412-771-6462 (McKees Rocks) or 412-431-3520 (Hilltop) to speak with a nurse or schedule an appointment.
Get the facts and find out what you can do to keep you and your family safe.
Covid-19 Vaccine Information
Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council (SRNHC) is currently providing the Moderna, Jansen (J&J), and Pfizer vaccines. Vaccine may be given during regular appointments or during a scheduled vaccine clinic. To protect your health, and the health of the community, we strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccination to all without medical contraindications.
If you would like us to contact you to schedule for a vaccine clinic, please call 412-489-8003 to schedule an appointment or Click “Vaccine Survey Form” below to complete the survey form which will place you on the wait list.
Covid-19 Testing Information
Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council is a partner with the Allegheny County Health Department to provide accessible COVID-19 testing.
The link provides information about available testing at multiple locations across Allegheny County, including SRNHC health center sites.
We offer a very simple “self-test” to all. You will be swabbing the inside of your mouth to collect a sample. To ensure you have the most successful test experience (and results) possible, please remember the following:
- Have your mask on when you arrive.
- Maintain 6 feet distance from others
- Do not smoke, vape, eat, chew snuff, or chew gum within 20 minutes of the test.
- At the time of the testing, you will be asked to cough (5) hard, deep times before collecting your sample.
We suggest that you arrive early and if you have a smartphone, please bring it with you for registration purposes while you wait in line. Test results will be sent to your email, usually within 3- 5 days following your test.
If You Test Positive for Covid
1. Isolate yourself
- Do not leave your home.
- If you live with others, try to stay away from them as much as possible.
- If you must be around others in your home, wear a mask.
- Do not share utensils, plates, cups, etc.
- Disinfect surfaces in the household
- Improve ventilation in home – open windows if possible
2. Notify your close contacts
- Close contacts are people who you have been within 6 feet of for more than an accumulated 15 minutes over a 24 hour period up to 2 days before your symptoms started.
- Close contacts should notify their PCP to discuss their need for testing and quarantine.
3. Take care of yourself
- Monitor your symptoms
- Get rest and hydration
- Stay in contact with your PCP
- If you believe that you have an emergency, call 911 and notify them that you have CoVID
4. Know when it is safe to end isolation and extra precautions
- If you had symptoms, it is safe to end your isolation after:
- » 10 days since your symptoms first appeared AND
- » 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medications like ibuprofen AND
- » Your other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving
- If you never had symptoms, it is safe to end your isolation 10 days after the date of your first positive COVID-19 test