Health & Wellness
Primary Care Physicians: Male
Dr. Brian Petrasik, Bernville Family Medicine
Dr. Thomas Kohl, Tower Health Medical Group, Reading
Dr. Alan Chelius, Tower Health Medical Group, Reading
Dr. Brian Kane, Tower Health Medical Group, Kenhorst
Dr. Joelle Lauchner, Tower Health Medical Group, Reading
Trevor Project (LGBT suicide prevention hotline):
Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline: 877-360-LGBT (5428)
COVID-19 Guidance and Testing Locations:
As with any infectious respiratory disease, if you believe you have COVID-19, avoid contact with others until your symptoms have resolved. Stay home and contact either your physician or a local urgent care provider. Phone or digital contact is a preferred first step because it allows care providers to properly advise you and to prepare for your arrival to the care setting, if necessary.
Tower Health can be reached by phone at (484) 628-4357.
The Tower Health Testing Centers below are open 9 am to 9 pm unless noted otherwise:
10050 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19116
215 Lancaster Avenue, Malvern, PA 19355
930 West Street Road, Warminster, PA 18974
1050 East Philadelphia Ave, Gilbertsville, PA 19525
580 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA, 19462
1212 Liggett Avenue, Reading, PA, 19611
(Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Penn State Health St. Joseph can be contacted at (610) 378-2000 and opened a drive-thru testing site on its Bern Township Campus for those who have been evaluated by a provider and given an order for the test. The drive-thru testing site is located at 2500 Bernville Road in Reading.
The Berks Community Health Center hotline is available at (610) 988-4838.
As you travel to get health care, remember:
Cover your mouth in some way so you do not unwittingly transmit to others, and wash your own hands frequently and minimize touching common surfaces.
Staying home while you are sick is the best way to avoid further transmitting the disease to others.