Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Cove PREP to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Cove PREP.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Our Location

COVE PREP is located in Torrance, Pennsylvania approximately 45 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA in a rural area of Western Pennsylvania.

We are located on the 376 acre campus of Torrance State Hospital. Our mailing address is:

COVE PREP
PO Box G
Torrance, Pa. 15779
724.459.9700

Directions to the Facility

From West (Pittsburgh area)
Travel on RT 22 east to Blairsville exit. Take Rt 217 south and follow through the town of Blairsville. Make a left onto Torrance Rd. (Gas Station will sit on left). Travel to Torrance State Hospital entrance #1 & make a left. Follow road behind large smokestack and make a right. COVE PREP sits on the left side surrounded by a silver fence.

From East (Philadelphia area)
Travel on PA. Turnpike (I-76) West towards Pittsburgh. Take the Bedford/Altoona Exit. travel RT. 220 north until RT. 22 west (Ebensburg). Follow Rt. 22 until the Blairsville exit. (Rt. 217 South) Follow RT. 217 until you come to Torrance Rd. (Gas Station will sit on left.) Make a left onto Torrance Rd. and travel to entrance #1 onto the Hospital grounds. Make a left and follow the road behind the smoke stack. Make a right and COVE PREP will be located on your left side surrounded by a silver fence.

From North (Scranton area)
Travel west on I-80 to Rt. 220 Exit. Travel Rt. 220 South to Rt. 22 West (Ebensburg). Follow Rt. 22 until the Blairsville exit. (Rt. 217 South) Follow RT. 217 until you come to Torrance Rd. (Gas Station will sit on left.) Make a left onto Torrance Rd. and travel to entrance #1 onto the Hospital grounds. Make a left and follow the road behind the smoke stack. Make a right and COVE PREP will be located on your left side surrounded by a silver fence.