In Schuylkill County, health care is provided through four regional health care campuses. Lehigh Valley Health Network offers two locations in Pottsville while community-based hospitals in Coaldale and Orwigsburg also offer comprehensive health care services.
Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill East Norwegian Street
The history of Schuylkill–East Norwegian Street began over 80 years ago. The facility was originally known as the Good Samaritan Medical Center.
In 2008 Good Sam merged with the Pottsville Hospital and Warne Clinic to create the Schuylkill Health System.
In September 2016, Schuylkill Health System officially merged with Lehigh Valley Health Network. The hospital is now known as Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) comprises eight hospital campuses plus numerous health centers, physician practices, rehabilitation locations, ExpressCARE sites and other outpatient care locations in seven eastern Pennsylvania counties.
Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill South Jackson Street
This innovative community medical facility, founded in 1895 as the Pottsville Hospital, continues its history of commitment to community good health.
In September 2016, the facility became a part of Lehigh Valley Health Network. The hospital is now known as Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill S. Jackson Street.
Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital–Orwigsburg
Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital opened its doors in 2019, the first new hospital to open in the county in more than 90 years. In addition to the Emergency Department and intensive care unit, the hospital offers cardiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, gynecology, nephrology, neurology, orthopedic surgery, radiology and urology services.
St. Luke’s Miners Campus–Coaldale
St. Luke’s Miners Campus is an affiliate of St. Luke’s University Health Network. The hospital features advanced inpatient and outpatient services with full access to the latest treatments and technologies. Patients benefit from quality inpatient care, emergency room services, surgical services, radiology services and more.
Nursing Homes | Personal Care Facilities | Assisted Living Facilities
Nursing homes and personal care facilities provide a significant portion of health care services in Schuylkill County. The 19 Assisted Living and Nursing Homes located here places Schuylkill County at 17th among 67 counties in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes per capita.
Some of the larger facilities include: Broad Mountain Manor, Friendly Nursing Home, Genesis ElderCare – Orwigsburg Center, Genesis ElderCare – Schuylkill Center, Heights Nursing Home, Hometown Nursing Home, Manor Care, Rest Haven, Seton Manor, Shenandoah Manor, Tremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and York Terrace Nursing Home.
Assisted living facilities are also available to those residents who require it. Holy Family Residence, Luther Ridge at Seiders Hill, Pine Brook, Providence Place Retirement Community and Shenandoah Manor all offer housing alternatives that include help with all daily living skills on an as needed or required basis. Various levels of services are available in these facilities depending on the needs of the resident.