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Butler Health System will offer the second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine as outlined below.

On 3/29/22, the FDA authorized a second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine for certain individuals based on their risks for severe illness. The CDC quickly added recommendations with this authorization.

People who received mRNA vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, or some combination) for primary series are eligible to receive a second booster shot 4 months or longer after their first booster shot if they meet one of these criteria:

  • Age 50 years or older
  • Moderate to severe immunocompromise

This means that immunocompromised individuals should receive a total of five (5) doses of mRNA vaccine – 3 for primary series, followed by two boosters.

People who received J&J vaccine should receive a second booster with an mRNA vaccine 4 months or longer after their first booster. This is recommended for all people who received J&J, regardless of age or immune status. Keep in mind that immunocompromised people who received J&J should get an mRNA vaccine 4 weeks or more after their J&J shot.

To summarize current recommendations:

Current visitation guidelines for Butler Memorial Hospital inpatients and hospital outpatient services:

General Visiting Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm – two visitors at a time

Intensive Care Unit Visiting Hours
2 visitors between 11am-1pm and 4pm-6pm but they CANNOT switch out – they must be the SAME two people

3M Maternity and Post-Partum Visiting Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • 1-2 people in the labor room but must be the same two people
  • No visitors are permitted in the waiting room
  • Two visitors at a time from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm post-partum
  • The support person may stay overnight with the patient
  • No children permitted at this time

Ambulatory Patients - Outpatient Services
May be accompanied by one person

Butler Memorial Hospital Entrance Hours:

Tower Entrance
Monday through Friday - 5:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday - 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday - 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Brady Entrance
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays Closed

All visitors must enter through the Tower Entrance; patients and hospital staff may enter through the Brady Entrance.

Butler Vaccine Clinic - Crossroads Campus: The BHS Vaccine Clinic is administering COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine 1st & 2nd dose, and the booster shot at the BHS Crossroads Campus only, 127 Oneida Valley Road (1st floor), Butler, PA. For current BHS Vaccine Clinic hours click here.

The Butler Memorial Hospital Outpatient COVID-19 Testing Site Location:

  • Monday - Friday: 8am - 12pm. 304 Delwood Road, Butler, PA 16001. Closed Holidays/Weekends.
  • Please be aware that all COVID-19 tests require a physicians order. To obtain an order, please reach out to your Primary Care Physician. Don’t have a Primary Care Provider? Call the BHS Care Center at 833-602-CARE (2273) and they will be happy to assist you!

Butler County Residents: If you are age 65+ without access to a computer and need assistance to schedule your vaccine, please call the Butler County Center for Community Resources at 888-550-7468 Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Current visitation guidelines for Clarion Hospital inpatients and hospital outpatient services:

Clarion Hospital Entrance Hours:

Main Lobby Entrance
Monday through Friday: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

General Visiting Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm – two visitors at a time

Intensive Care Unit Visiting Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm – two visitors at a time

Clarion Hospital Vaccine Clinic: The Clarion Hospital Vaccine Clinic is administering the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine, booster shots in the Hospital Boardroom at Clarion Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Clarion, PA. Patients will enter through the main entrance of the hospital, will be stopped at the screening desk, then will be directed on where to go. Vaccination Clinic Walk-In Appointment Hours for Clarion Hospital Clinic, click click here.

  • Please be aware that all COVID-19 tests require a physicians order. To obtain an order, please reach out to your Primary Care Physician. Don’t have a Primary Care Provider? Call the BHS Care Center at 833-602-CARE (2273) and they will be happy to assist you!

Clarion Hospital COVID-19 Testing Site:

24 Doctors Lane, Suite 100, Clarion, PA. Hours are Monday through Friday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Closed for holidays. *Please note that testing requires a physician order.

Clarion & Forest Counties: If you are without access to a computer and need assistance to schedule your vaccine, please call Clarion Hospital at 814-223-4157 for further assistance.

Butler Health System is actively following Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines along with guidance and information from the CDC concerning COVID-19. We encourage the community to seek updated information from the official CDC Coronavirus website. Click here for current information on BHS COVID-19 vaccine eligibility and registration.

Virtual Visits and Telehealth Visits

BHS offers virtual visits and telehealth visits with primary care providers, specialists and urgent care which allow you to have appointments from the comfort of your home.

Coronavirus Response Fund

BHS is incurring significant costs as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact the BHS Foundation at www.BHS-Foundation.org or call 724-284-4716 to make a donation to the Coronavirus Response Fund.

A message from Ken DeFurio, President and CEO to BHS employees.

Many thanks to our community who have supported our staff during this unprecedented time. We are blessed. Click here to watch.


Inspiring Patient Story

Butler Memorial Hospital celebrates with Mrs. Karen Rich, the first COVID-19 ICU ventilator patient, as she leaves the hospital to return home to her family. “I praise God for answering so many prayers and thank the entire BHS medical team for saving my life,” says Mrs. Rich. Watch her celebration as she leaves the hospital.

View Testimonial Here

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