Web-478115011If 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.  All patients age 1 year and older are welcome.  No appointment is necessary.  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:

  • Back pain
  • Cold/flu
  • Ear/throat/sinus infections
  • Insect bites
  • Lacerations
  • Minor burns/rashes
  • Poison ivy/oak/sumac
  • Ringworm
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Sprains/strains/fractures
  • Stomachaches
  • Upper respiratory infections

Physicals:

  • Driver’s license – except commercial driver’s license (DOT) physicals
  • School, sports and camp
  • Pre-employment

Proof of immunizations is needed. Careworks does not offer well child or adult visits.

Careworks does not offer physicals:

  • for foster care
  • for elderly care
  • for insurance
  • that include attestations for mental health
  • for pre-surgery

Routine immunizations:

  • Flu shots:
    • Offered to patients 9 years and older* Careworks is not permitted to administer flu shots for children with Medical Assistance or certain CHIP insurance plans
    • Careworks does not offer flu vaccines for breastfeeding mothers
    • Careworks does not offer flu vaccines for pregnant women
    • Patients with egg allergies should receive their flu vaccine at their primary care physician’s office or other facility
  • Hepatitis B:  series of 3; only offered to adults*
  • Careworks offers the meningococcal vaccine*
  • Pneumonia:  offered to patients 65 and older and 18-65 year old clinically eligible patients
  • TDAP:  offered to patients 7 years and older but only when being seen for an injury or exposure

*For Medical Assistance patients with the plans listed below, we offer routine immunizations to patients 19 years of age and older (for TDAP, please see above).

  • Access
  • Aetna Better Health
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Health Plan (aka AmeriHealth Mercy)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Northeast
  • GHP Family

For Medical Assistance patients without the plans listed above, please go to your primary care provider for immunizations. Lab tests/screenings: Careworks only performs phlebotomy (lab draws) for labs ordered by Careworks providers.  Careworks does not serve as a laboratory “drop off” location. 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. Other medical needs:

  • Contracted pre-employment services
  • EKGs, x-rays (at select locations if ordered by a Careworks provider)
  • TB skin test

Services Careworks is unable to provide:

  • Treatment for work-related injuries or illnesses
  • Treatment for motor vehicle accidents
  • Intensive care, emergencies
  • Narcotic prescriptions
  • Careworks does not complete FMLA paperwork

Visit the nearest emergency department immediately for matters of life or death or for accidents and illness not treatable at your doctor’s office.

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