Healthcare Providers

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends healthcare professionals to prioritize urgent and emergency visits and procedures now. 

  • Delay all elective ambulatory provider visits,
  • Reschedule elective and non-urgent admissions,
  • Delay inpatient and outpatient elective surgical and procedural cases,
  • Postpone routine dental and eyecare visits. 

Pennsylvania Hospital Emergency Loan Program (HELP)

The Hospital Emergency Loan Program (HELP) was established to provide critical working capital bridge financing to hospitals located within the Commonwealth that are adversely impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The loan funds are intended to provide a short-term financing solution for hospitals until federal grant funding through the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is received by the hospitals. The program is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) through the Pennsylvania First Program (PA First). 

Application Period: Monday, April 13 - Monday, April 20

Program Overview

Program Guidance

Program Application

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COVID-19 Care 


CDC Guidance


Guidance for Specialty Providers 


Long-Term Care Living Facilities 

Dental Providers