Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bethlehem Health Bureau is actively monitoring the situation and working very closely with the PA Department of Health.

Both health networks have established hotlines for coronavirus questions, including symptom and treatment guidance. They are strongly encouraging the public to utilize these hotlines before heading into emergency rooms or urgent cares. The health networks currently have test kits that can and will be used when deemed medically relevant and are expecting more shipments in coming days. For both these hotlines, nurses will be assessing symptoms in accordance with the most recent CDC guidelines.

LVHN Hotline: (888) 402-LVHN (5846), will direct to the new myLVHNrn system to begin the screening process.

St. Luke's Hotline: 1 (866) STLUKES (866) 785- 8537, select option 7 to begin the screening. Email Address: coronavirus@sluhn.org

covid-19 Vaccine clinic dates and registration

Upcoming Clinics: 

(Please note that the Bethlehem Health Bureau only has Pfizer available at this time)
To schedule an appointment click on the following upcoming clinic dates or call 610-865-7083. Once you receive your first dose, you will receive an email to schedule your second dose.  
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Every effort should be made to receive your second vaccination on within the recommended 17-23 day time period; however, if there is an extenuating circumstance that prohibits receiving the vaccine in the recommended timeframe, select the next available clinic that stays within the 42 day maximum time period.
Friday, July 9, 2021     1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Bethlehem Health Bureau)

Monday, July 12, 2021     1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Bethlehem Health Bureau)

Monday, July 19, 2021     1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Bethlehem Health Bureau)

Monday, July 26, 2021     1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Bethlehem Health Bureau)

Monday, August 2, 2021     1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Bethlehem Health Bureau) 
COVID-19 Vaccine

Bethlehem Health Bureau Vaccine Distribution Data

COVID-19 Dashboard for BHB Vaccinations 


COVID-19 Vaccine

For information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please see the following link


COVID-19 Vaccine Survey

City of Bethlehem resident survey 

Health Care Provider survey


City of Bethlehem COVID-19 data

NOTE:  The positivity rates for City of Bethlehem, Northampton and Lehigh Counties, and Pennsylvania have been adjusted to a positivity rate reflecting the previous 7 days.  This was done to show a more accurate depiction of the current situation.
Contact Tracing

Contact Tracing

The City of Bethlehem Health Department is actively monitoring all cases of COVID-19 within the City limits.  As per CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines, the Health Department is also contacting all individuals who have been exposed to a known case of COVID-19. In addition to initial contact the City of Bethlehem Health Department is using SaraAlert to follow individuals during their quarantine and isolation periods.

close contact information and guidelines 

For the most recent information on close contact guidelines, please see the following link


Testing Sites and Information


Agency   Location   Phone   Requirements
LVHN 2604 Schoenersville Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18017
888-402-5846 Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm/ S-S 9am - 3pm; Virtual encounter preferred/ on-site provider for limited assessment if in-person evaluation needed/warranted.
Walgreens 2979 Linden St
Bethlehem, PA 18017
610-807-9045 Appointment required. Schedule online after completing screening questions. Patients will receive a self-swab test kit and instructions at the pharmacy drive-thru window. 
Rite Aid 2178 W Union Blvd
Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-867-1004 Mon - Fri 10am-8pm, Sat - Sun 10am - 5pm; must register online 
Patient First 2310 Schoenersville Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18017
484-403-7560 Open daily from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Testing is done by appointment only 
CVS 2434 Catasauqua Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-868-5122 Appointment required. Schedule online after completing screening questions. Patients will receive a self-swab test kit and instructions at the pharmacy drive-thru window. 
CVS 2300 Sterners Way
Bethlehem, PA 18017
610-837-4220 Appointment required. Schedule online after completing screening questions. Patients will receive a self-swab test kit and instructions at the pharmacy drive-thru window. 



press releases
mental health Resources

If COVID-19 is making you feel isolated, stressed out or anxious, you are not alone - and it's okay to ask for help

Behavioral Health Services

Lehigh County Crisis Intervention. Licensed telephone and mobile crisis services that provide mental health assessments regardless of income or insurance. Crisis Intervention operates 24-hour/7 days a week. Lehigh County Crisis Intervention can be contacted at 610-782-3127.
Staff from the Office of Mental Health are available to answer questions about the programs and services available. If you are actively receiving mental health services in the County system, they can assist you. If you are not currently registered in the County Mental Health system and wish to access County funded/supportive services, please call Information and referral at 610-782-3200.

Other resources available to Pennsylvanians in need of support:

Northampton County Crisis Hotline : 610-252-9060

Greater Lehigh Valley Warmline 6:00 AM – 2:00 AM, 7 days a week: 

Statewide Support & Referral Helpline: 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Línea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454

Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741

Safe2Say: 1-844-723-2729 or www.safe2saypa.org

Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders): 1-800-662-4357



covid-19 resources

For any additional information, please visit the following websites:


PA Department of Health (PADOH)  

PADOH has created a new Hospital Preparedness Dashboard that provides county-level information about how many beds and ventilators are in use and available to meet our health care needs. Please see the following link.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)