Complements New protocol requires COVID-19 testing prior to surgeries at Mount Nittany Health


Mount Nittany Health is committed to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of the community and recently released new guidelines that require all surgical patients to be tested for COVID-19 prior to surgery.

All patients undergoing surgeries or procedures at Mount Nittany Medical Center’s main surgical operating room, Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center, and endoscopy procedures will be tested for COVID-19 three days prior. Surgeons will coordinate and ensure that patients are tested for COVID-19 and other guidelines before their surgery date.

We have taken additional steps for the safety and wellbeing of our patients, staff and community, including a dedicated COVID-19 wing, limiting visitors in our facilities at Mount Nittany Health, except for special circumstances, screenings, test collection sites, masking requirements, offering telehealth visits, enhanced cleaning practices and special protective barriers between patients and staff in registration areas.

For more information on the safe opening of services at Mount Nittany Health, please visit