Over the past month, there has been a significant increase of COVID-19
cases in the region. Currently, Titusville Area Hospital (TAH) is experiencing
an uptick in positive COVID-19 cases in the Emergency Department(ED) and
among our in-patients. Nearly half of the patients admitted in the past
few weeks are due to positive COVID-19 cases with severe symptoms. According
to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 98% of the
COVID-19 cases in the state are the Delta Variant; this data was collected
over a 4-week period ending August 28, 2021.
A very high percentage of the cases seen at TAH and across the state are
unvaccinated individuals. According to the Pennsylvania Department of
Health, “Between January 1, 2021 and September 6, 2021 in Pennsylvania,
95% of reported hospitalizations with COVID-19 as the primary diagnosis/cause
of admission were in unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people.”
The COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective in protecting you against severe
and life-threatening symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus. TAH continues
to offer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 12 years and older. TAH will
also begin to offer the Pfizer booster dose to individuals that qualify.
To request a vaccine visit titusvillehospital.org or call 827-5700 Monday-Friday 1PM-3PM.
TAH is continuing to offer COVID-19 testing at our drive-through located
at 602 W. Central Ave in Titusville. If you are experiencing non-life
threatening symptoms or need tested due to exposure, please use the following
processes and test sites:
- Call your primary care physician. Your doctor will assess your symptoms
via phone and will send an order to the hospital. The hospital will contact
you to schedule your test time at the TAH drive-through testing site.
- Visit the Titusville Express Care or Meadville Express Care if you do not
have a doctor.
- Patients experiencing severe or life-threatening symptoms should report
to the ED.
“TAH administration, doctors, nurses, and all the staff have been
working to keep the community safe and healthy during this trying time.
Providing medical care and support to the public remains our top priority,”
stated Lee Clinton, CEO of TAH.