Through a grant provided by the William Penn Foundation, PRLA has partnered with Jefferson Health and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia to provide timely access to COVID-19 testing for Philadelphia restaurants and hotels and their employees. Through this program, PRLA will reimburse employees up to $60 for a COVID-19 test.
While the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry has been devastating, the impact of potential COVID-19 exposures is disruptive and could cause the smallest, most vulnerable businesses to close. This program helps alleviate barriers to access for testing and reimburses up to $60 per test.
How the Program Works
A Philadelphia restaurant or hotel applies for the program to have COVID-19 testing costs for their employees reimbursed. Employees who have a suspected exposure to COVID-19 can then get a test at any testing location nearby.
Through our partnership with Jefferson Health, employees are eligible to be evaluated by a physician using JeffConnect, the Jefferson Health telemedicine app, and promptly scheduled for a test near them at one of Jefferson's area facilities. While testing costs are covered by the CARES Act, our program covers the JeffConnect visit, which is typically $59.
After being seen by JeffConnect, patients will call a central number to schedule a COVID-19 test at any of Jefferson's facilities in the Greater Philadelphia area. Locations include: Center City, Methodist, Navy Yard, Abington, St. Raymond—Pentafort, Richard Allen Prep—S. Philly, Bensalem, PHL Airport (for restaurants located at the airport & asymptomatic employees only), Washington Township, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ.
Restaurants and hotels located in Philadelphia are eligible for the program and must register for the program with PRLA. Once approved, let your employees know that access to care is available.
Sign up Instructions
FOR EMPLOYEES USING JEFFCONNECT