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Whether it’s a bump, bruise or serious illness, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is committed to delivering the quality health care you need, expect and deserve. We are proud of our history in Carbon County and excited about our future.

In August, LVHN announced plans to give people in Carbon County more convenient access to the quality care they need, close to home. Plans include a new hospital, named Lehigh Valley Hospital–Carbon, a medical office building and two ExpressCARE locations.


Lehigh Valley Hospital– Carbon will include private rooms for inpatient care. It will offer a full-service, 24/7 emergency room, full OR services and suites offering inpatient and outpatient surgical care, and a full complement of diagnostic services including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence will oversee surgery services at the hospital.

The medical office building will provide specialty care services, including heart care from Lehigh Valley Heart Institute specialists, primary care, breast health services and other specialty care services. In addition, we will expand Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute care in Carbon County, and offer greater access to world-class clinical trials and treatments through the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance. LVHN expects to break ground on the project next spring and anticipates opening fall of 2021.

Carbon County’s first ExpressCARE facility opened Sept. 3 in Lehighton at 363 N. First Street. It is open every day of the year from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The county’s second ExpressCARE will open this fall in Palmerton at the Pencor Services, Inc. building, 528 Delaware Ave. ExpressCARE provides walk-in care 365 days a year without an appointment for minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains, strains, seasonal allergies, cold, flu, poison ivy/rashes, bronchitis, ear infections and many other conditions. It’s a place where you and your family can get quality care quickly, when you need it.

Heal, comfort and care—that’s what LVHN does, now even closer to home in Carbon County.