Premier Health Penicillin Allergy Testing Clinic

Premier Pulse     November 2021

Premier Health has launched a penicillin allergy testing clinic at Miami Valley Hospital to update, or remove if appropriate, patients’ penicillin allergy labels because these antibiotics are preferred for most infections and have few negative side effects. The clinic is the first of its kind in the Dayton area.

The clinic will reach out to patients who are scheduled for a procedure at a Premier Health facility and have an allergy to penicillin (or other antibiotic) listed in their medical record. The benefits of being tested will be explained, along with the possible negative effects of non-penicillin antibiotics.

The patient will be invited to answer a few questions to determine whether the allergy label should stay in the medical record or if the patient would be a candidate for an allergy test at the clinic. If the patient is a candidate, the test will be explained and encouraged, and options will be provided to schedule the test.

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