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COVID-19: Vaccination, Testing and Treatment

 

COVID-19: Maintaining a Safe and Effective Care Environment

A safe and effective care environment is our highest priority, and Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) hospitals and medical practices have undertaken necessary steps to protect our patients and workforce as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

On this site, you will find up-to-date information on our patient and visitor guidelines, as well as details about vaccination, testing and treatment offered at our hospital campuses, by appointment only.

 


Please call the DOH’s COVID-19 hotline at 888.364.3065 or visit Health.NY.Gov for additional information.  You can also visit the CDC.gov for updates and prevention tips.

Our Plan for Care

All WMCHealth hospitals and medical practices have long-standing and up-to-date protocols in place to respond to infectious diseases. These protocols include, but are not limited to:

  • Strict adherence to care guidelines
  • Protective attire
  • Screening of patients and visitors for COVID-19 infections, symptoms or exposure 

Our Commitment

WMCHealth is committed to providing a safe and comfortable care environment for patients, their families and our staff at all of our member hospitals and medical practices throughout the Hudson Valley. Our care specialists are working collaboratively with public health agencies and closely monitoring COVID-19 developments. Please call the DOH’s coronavirus hotline at 888.364.3065 or visit Health.NY.Gov or CDC.gov for additional information and prevention tips.

Mental Health Hotline:  Call 914.216.7733

The COVID-19 anxiety and research hotline is staffed by trained medical personnel that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide free confidential telephone counseling services for members of the community and staff experiencing anxiety and depression as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Resources

Westchester County DOH

New York State DOH

CDC

 

Updated: January 13, 2023


Please call the DOH’s COVID-19 hotline at 888.364.3065 or visit Health.NY.Gov for additional information.  You can also visit the CDC.gov for updates and prevention tips.

Temporary Changes in Outpatient Services

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is making several temporary changes to our ambulatory and outpatient services to ensure that we are able to care for our patients in a safe and effective care environment in our hospitals and medical practices.

Please Read Our Update to Medical Practice Office Visits In Three Counties

Read Our Update to Medical Practice Office Visits in Westchester County

Visitation

  • All visitors, including designated support people, must be screened for symptoms and recent travel. Any visitor subject to quarantine restrictions for recent travel domestically or abroad, will not be allowed visitation. This includes quarantine orders specific to New York State available at coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory.  Currently, all states other than those bordering New York* and CDC Level 2 and 3 countries† are subject to new travel instructions. Travelers from these states or countries will have to either quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in New York State OR get a negative test within 3 days before arriving in New York State, quarantine in New York State for 3 days, then get a negative test on day 4.
  • * States bordering New York are New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Vermont
  • † A list of CDC Level 2 and 3 countries can be found here: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html 

WMCHealth’s eight hospitals, and our emergency departments, are open to care for our patients. 

Please refer to our website for updates on what you need to know before coming to one of our facilities or medical practices.

Updated: November 12, 2020


Testing

WMCHealth offers both COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody testing at sites in Valhalla, Poughkeepsie, Kingston and Margaretville. We also offer diagnostic testing at sites in Suffern, Warwick and Port Jervis.

  

Treatment

If you test positive for COVID-19, contact your primary care provider for the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

 

Suspension of Referrals for Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19

WMCHealth is not currently accepting referrals for the COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment, as the available mAbs are not effective against the predominantly circulating SARS-Cov-2 variants. Prevention remains the method of protection against COVID-19. We strongly recommend that all eligible individuals receive COVID-19 vaccine and booster doses, and mask and test when appropriate. Please contact your primary care provider if you have any questions about COVID-19 prevention or treatment.

 

Updated: January 13, 2023


WMCHealth Vaccine Information

Please check with your local provider, health department or pharmacy for vaccination and booster availability near you.

Valhalla

A parent or legal guardian must accompany all children and proof of the child’s age is required.

Appointments are encouraged. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Poughkeepsie

MidHudson Regional Hospital
241 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY

Every Wednesday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. for pediatrics)

A parent or legal guardian must accompany all children and proof of the child’s age is required.

Appointments required. To schedule an appointment, call 914.202.4530.

Suffern

Good Samaritan Hospital
255 Lafayette Avenue
Suffern, NY

Every Monday, Friday and Sunday, 8 a.m.- 10 a.m.

A parent or legal guardian must accompany all children and proof of the child’s age is required.

Appointments are encouraged. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Additional Resources

 
Updated: January 27, 2023

WMCHealth Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program

Post-COVID-19 Care for Ongoing Recovery

The Tri-State area has been one of the hardest hit in the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, many people who became ill from the coronavirus continue to deal with long-term issues surrounding their physical, mental and emotional health and quality of life. Sometimes referred to as “post-COVID syndrome” this is a very real health issue. And, it is treatable. This program gives our patients access to evaluation and a wide range of specialty care for their mental and physical health.

Request an Appointment | Call 1.833.329.0095

Updated: January 9, 2023