Pinecroft Medical Center
Tyrone Regional Health Network (TRHN) has several primary care physician offices that are departments of Tyrone Hospital. These include the Tyrone Rural Health Center located on the TRHN campus, Pinecroft Medical Center, the office of Jerome DeJulia, M.D. and Fawzia Haque, M.D., and Rachel Mock, PA-C located in the Pinecroft area of Altoona and Houtzdale Rural Health Center located in Houtzdale.
New patients are being accepted at each location.
Pinecroft Medical Center:
417 Sabbath Rest Road, Suite 3
Altoona, PA 16601
Phone: (814) 940-8195
Restrictions and New Procedures Implemented Due to COVID-19 (updated 7-9-2020)
Pinecroft Medical Center has implemented additional procedures for patient protection and safety as follows:
When patients call to make an appointment staff will ask if you believe you have Coronavirus (COVID-19) or have been exposed to the virus, have traveled to a high risk area, or if you have any symptoms like cough, fever or shortness of breath.
For patients who need to visit the office for a face-to-face appointment, chairs are arranged in the general waiting areas to promote social distancing
Patients with signs or symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, fever, positive exposure history or positive travel history will be seen in the parking lot. Patients will be given a dedicated cell phone number to call upon arrival and nursing staff and providers will see patients in the parking lot in order to minimize exposure.
To limit the number of people who enter the offices, patients are asked to please come to their appointment alone, if that is possible. One person may accompany a patient if the patient is a minor or if the patient has a caregiver who is essential for communicating with the patient’s provider. Anyone who accompanies a patient but does not need to remain with the patient during their appointment will be asked to wait in their vehicle.
Telehealth visits continue to be available as an option for patients.
Community members are reminded to continue taking steps to protect themselves from illness as well as spreading illness to others. Wash your hands often. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue that you discard or cough and sneeze into your elbow. Don’t touch your face. Clean surfaces often. Stay home when you are sick and avoid sick people. Social distancing is also recommended with people advised to limit their contact in public and in crowds to reduce exposure and the spread of illness.
People should also be aware of the signs of COVID-19.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.
This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
We provide primary care services for adults of all ages and children age 12 and older. We provide care for a wide variety of non-emergency medical problems. We also provide services for routine health needs including annual physicals,health screenings, immunizations and other services. We can also help with chronic health conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes and other conditions. we can help you with preventative care as well, to keep you healthy and lower your risk of disease and illness. if you need any type of specialized care, we will refer you to an appropriate specialist to be sure your total health picture is properly addressed.
Additionally, we provide Chronic Care Management Services to help our Medicare patients who have two or more chronic conditions or illnesses. The service provides personal attention from a healthcare professional to help you better manage your care and help you make the best choices for your health.
Pinecroft Medical Center offers patient appointments using Telehealth services. The Telehealth services are available to patients as an option and are in addition to the traditional in office appointments offered.
Telehealth is the use of technology such as videos and phone calls to connect patients with their healthcare providers. It allows patients to connect with their health provider for assessment, treatment, monitoring or education from the comfort of their own home. This is accomplished using technology such as a cell phone, laptop computer, desktop computer, ipad, a streaming service or other device.
Staff at our office communicates with patients in advance of their Telehealth visit to provide access instructions.
Telehealth visits have a copay just like normal offices visits.
Most insurances pay for Telehealth visits just as they do for in office appointments.
For patients who do not use electronic devices, they can talk to family members or friends to see if someone they know has a way to help them make a video call.
If through the video call it is determined that a patient needs to come to the office in person or needs to see a specialist, the doctor’s office will make a plan for that with the patient.
The communication between doctor and patient through the video call is secure to insure patient privacy.
For more information or to make a Telehealth appointment please call us at (814) 940-8195.
Pinecroft Medical Center accepts most major insurances.
Jerome DeJulia, M.D.
Fawzia Haque, M.D.
Rachel Mock, PA-C
Chronic Care Management (CCM) Service
Pinecroft Medical Center provides Chronic Care Management Services to help our Medicare patients who have two or more chronic conditions or illnesses. The service provides personal attention from a healthcare professional to help you better manage your care and help you make the best choices for your health. Those who participate in the Chronic Care Management Service access a healthcare professional in between medical appointments and as needed for help to keep track of your medical history, medications, and all the doctors you see. You’ll also receive a comprehensive care plan that outlines your treatment plan and goals.
If you are a patient at Pinecroft Medical Center, have Medicare and live with two or more chronic conditions, you may be eligible for Chronic Care Management Services. For more information or to see if you are eligible, call us at (814) 682-1850.
Annual Wellness Visit
- For patients who have had Medicare for more than 12 months. Medicare allows one Annual Wellness Visit every 365 days.
- FREE – there is no cost for patients with Medicare
- Not a physical exam
- Opportunities to have face-to-face time with a healthcare professional to go over your individual health history, set up preventative screenings and services, and make up a health plan
- Helps regular doctor visits run more smoothly and efficiently. Your doctor can look at your custom-made plan and know your most important health risks and concerns. This gives you more time during regular doctor visits to talk about new health issues.
For more information about the Annual Wellness Visit or to make an appointment, call (814) 682-1850.