If it isn’t serious enough to require an emergency room visit, but you can’t wait to see your physician, count on Geisinger Careworks. You’ll be seen by our specially trained providers who offer the care you need when you need it most.
We care for adults and children 12 months or older with no appointment needed. And, at your request, we’ll communicate with your primary care physician about your visit.
Our certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants treat the following:
Seasonal allergies, asthma, bronchitis, colds and coughs, earaches, flu, nausea, pink eye, sinus infections, sore throats, sprains, simple fractures, minor cuts, minor suturing, uncomplicated urinary tract infections, vertigo.
Careworks does not treat work-related injuries or illnesses except for the City of Carbondale.
Common skin conditions
Cold sores, insect bites, poison ivy/oak/sumac, rashes, minor burns, ringworm, wart removal
Flu shots, (seasonal), hepatitis B (series of 3), meningitis, pneumonia, tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap)
Careworks is not a Vaccines for Children Program provider.
School, sports, camp, driver’s license, pre-employment, insurance (Careworks does not perform commercial driver’s license physicals).
Careworks only performs phlebotomy (lab draws) for labs ordered by Careworks providers. Careworks does not serve as a laboratory “drop off” location.
Blood pressure, blood sugar (glucose), body mass index (BMI), cholesterol, complete blood count (CBC), drug confirmation, pre-employment drug screening, flu screening, hearing, visual acuity, hemoglobin, mononucleosis, pregnancy, prostate, strep, TB skin test, thyroid, triglycerides, urinalysis, STD testing
At select locations providers also have access to key diagnostic equipment, including:
- EKG machines to measure heart activity
X-rays, EKGs and other ancillary tests are only performed if ordered by a Careworks provider.
Careworks providers do not administer any medications (SQ, IM or IV). These include, but are not limited to, injections (immunotherapy, testosterone), or birth control shots (Depo-Provera) that are not ordered by a Careworks provider, unless in special circumstances and with the approval of the Operations Director.
Careworks does not complete FMLA paperwork for patients.
Visit the nearest emergency department immediately for matters of life or death or for accidents and illness not treatable at your doctor’s office.