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February 4, 2022
Heritage Valley Health System's E-Connections newsletter is published bi-weekly. Our next issue will be Friday, February 18, 2022.
Wear Red Today as We Celebrate American Heart Month!
National “Wear Red Day” is celebrated on the first Friday of February to bring greater awareness to cardiovascular disease in the hope of saving lives. During the entire month of February, which is American Heart Month, we want to focus on preventing heart disease, as cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of deaths worldwide for both women and men. Common risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, depression and obesity. Behaviors that can increase risk include smoking, lack of physical activity, eating a poor diet and drinking alcohol excessively.
While heart disease typically affects older adults, it is on the rise across all age groups. It is important to speak with your Heritage Valley physician about your risk for heart disease. Heritage Valley’s Heart & Vascular Centers include a team of expert physicians who work with your primary care physician to help identify, manage and treat heart and vascular issues.
Heritage Valley’s Heart & Vascular Services
Heritage Valley’s Heart & Vascular Services offer comprehensive cardiology and vascular services, including Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Electrophysiology (EP), Cardiac Computed Tomography (Cardiac CT), Catheterizations, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and education.
A part of Heritage Valley Multispecialty Group, the board-certified Cardiologists of the Heart & Vascular Centers offer a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis, management and treatment of cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease. The nurses and technicians are highly trained to perform cardiac and vascular testing and procedures, and individualized care is provided to meet the needs of each patient.
Heart & Vascular Centers are located in Beaver; Calcutta, OH; Ellwood City; Kennedy Township; Leetsdale and Sewickley. To learn more about our Heart and Vascular Services, including which procedures are performed at the various locations, click hereTo make an appointment at one of our Heart & Vascular Center locations, please call 724-773-4502.
Know the Signs of a Potential Heart Attack
Heritage Valley Health System cares about your heart! According to the American Heart Association, common heart attack warning signs include:
  • Pain or discomfort in chest
  • Lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting
  • Jaw, neck or back pain
  • Discomfort or pain in the arm or shoulder
  • Shortness of breath
Women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.
If you are experiencing any of the heart attack warning signs, calling 911 is almost always the quickest way to get lifesaving treatment. It is not recommended that you try to drive yourself to the hospital while experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, unless you have no other option.
COVID Corner...
Covid 19 Vaccines & Boosters
By appointment only... walk-in times are not available.

Click here or visit our website at heritagevalley.org and click on the box titled “COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Information” for relevant information and fact sheets. 

Vaccines and boosters for those ages 12 and older are available as follows: 

Center Township ConvenientCare (Behind the Beaver Valley Mall)
(Tuesdays from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm)
79 Wagner Road; Suite 200
Monaca, PA 15061

Robinson Township ConvenientCare (Next to PNC Bank & DSW Shoes)
(Thursdays from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm)
2201 Park Manor Blvd; Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Pfizer vaccines for children ages 5 – 11 are available as follows:

Center Township ConvenientCare (Behind the Beaver Valley Mall)
(Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm)
79 Wagner Road; Suite 200
Monaca, PA 15061

Robinson Township ConvenientCare (Next to PNC Bank & DSW Shoes)
(Thursdays from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm)
2201 Park Manor Blvd; Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Heritage Valley Pediatrics – Chippewa/Beaver Falls (Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
2580 Constitution Boulevard
Chippewa, PA 15010

To view the Pfizer Vaccine Information Fact Sheet for children ages 5 - 11, click here.

To schedule Pfizer vaccines, or a Pfizer or Moderna booster, click on the CareLink button below or call 724-770-7555 (option 1) between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
Covid-19 Drive-Through Tests
We encourage you to schedule your COVID-19 test and see your results on your smart phone using the Heritage Valley Health System app! In a few easy steps, you can download the app and create a “My Care Link,” where you can schedule a COVID-19 test and view your results. You can also view your SMART Health Card here, if you received your COVID vaccines through HVHS.
You are also able to schedule a COVID Test by clicking on the CareLink button below or by calling 724-770-7555 (option 2) between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Beaver Location
2 Peartree Way
Beaver, PA 15009

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Moon Township Location
935 Thorn Run Road
Moon Township, PA 15108

  • You must have an order for a test. Contact either your Heritage Valley physician or one of our seven ConvenientCare locations to have an order called in.

  • Be sure that your cell phone number is listed in your CareLink profile. We will send a text confirmation of your appointment. We will also send the results of your COVID-19 test via text, typically within 24 – 48 hours.

  • Bring your insurance card and identification to your appointment. Without insurance, the cost of the test is $140, and a bill will be sent to you.

If you need a test on a Saturday or Sunday, please call one of our seven ConvenientCare locations, which can be found on heritagevalley.org, for an appointment. Please note that only ill or symptomatic patients will be seen on the weekends.