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December 9, 2022

Heritage Valley Health System's E-Connections newsletter is published bi-weekly.

Our next issue will be Friday, December 23, 2022.

Expanding our Mammography Services

Heritage Valley has added Mobile Mammography to its fleet of mobile services! This unit now joins our Mobile CT, MRI and PET Scan trailers and will rotate among our Calcutta, OH; Center Township (Monaca) and Ellwood City Medical Neighborhoods. As a reminder, all Heritage Valley mammography locations offer Self-Requesting Mammograms, which means that a patient may self-schedule a screening mammogram without a written order from a physician.


To schedule a screening mammogram online using Heritage Valley’s My Care Link, simply download the Heritage Valley Health System app (iHVHS/aHVHS); create a My Care Link account; click on the Mammography Exam icon and follow the prompts to schedule an appointment. Please click here to access or create your My Care Link Account.


You may also call 1-866-901-MAMO (6266) to schedule a mammogram. Please note that diagnostic mammogram appointments must be made by dialing this number. For more information, please call the Women’s Health Center at 724-773-4720.

Lab Draw Locations

In addition to our three hospitals (Heritage Valley Beaver, Heritage Valley Kennedy and Heritage Valley Sewickley), we offer Lab Draw services at nine other convenient locations! Please click here for a complete listing of Lab Draw locations. Note: Lab Draw services are no longer available at Heritage Valley Hopewell (2032 Brodhead Road in Aliquippa) or Heritage Valley Sharon Road (605 Sharon Road in Beaver).

Follow These Steps to Fight the Flu

This year’s National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 5 – 11, a time when we like to remind you to stay protected in the winter months ahead. The flu (influenza) is a contagious disease that can be severe. According to the CDC, almost every year, the flu causes disease in millions of people, hundreds of thousands get hospitalized, and tens of thousands die because of the flu. The CDC urges you to take the following measures to protect yourself and others from the flu.

Step 1: You and your family should get vaccinated! The first and most important step to protect yourself against flu viruses is getting a flu vaccine each year. People ages six months and older are advised to get a flu vaccine.

Flu vaccines are offered at all seven Heritage Valley ConvenientCare locations. No appointment needed... just walk in! Please click here for a list of our ConvenientCare locations.

Note: ConvenientCare will provide flu vaccines to patients ages 3 years and older, provided they have received a flu vaccine in a prior year. For first-time flu vaccines, please contact your Heritage Valley health care provider. Heritage Valley Pediatrics offers flu vaccines to all patients ages 6 months and older, regardless of a previous dose. 

Step 2: Avoid any close contact with sick people; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or paper towel when coughing or sneezing; wash your hands frequently (with soap and water); and clean and sanitize surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with the flu viruses.

Step 3: If you catch the flu, ask your physician about antiviral drugs, which can alleviate the symptoms and shorten the duration of the disease. They can also prevent severe flu complications, such as pneumonia. The CDC recommends the use of antiviral drugs during the early stages of treatment for people who are very sick from the flu (such as people who are hospitalized) and those who are at high risk of severe complications, due to their age or having a high-risk condition.

Wash Your Hands

The first week of December is also National Handwashing Awareness Week. Please remember to follow the four principles below to help avoid catching or spreading the flu or COVID-19.

1. WASH your hands when they are dirty and BEFORE eating.

2. DO NOT cough into your hands.

3. DO NOT sneeze into your hands.

4. Above all, DO NOT touch your eyes, nose or mouth.

The Four Principles of Hand Awareness have been endorsed by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). 

COVID Corner... 

Pfizer Bivalent Vaccine Available

We are offering the Pfizer Bivalent boosters by appointment at our ConvenientCare Clinics in Center Township on Tuesdays & Wednesdays and in Robinson Township on Thursdays for those ages 12 and older.


For information about scheduling a COVID booster, please CLICK HERE.

For information about scheduling a COVID test, please CLICK HERE.

For information about scheduling pediatric vaccines for children ages 6 months through 11 years at Heritage Valley Pediatrics in Chippewa/Beaver Falls, please CLICK HERE.

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