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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. 

Visitation

Please visit your local hospital’s website for specific information about visitation and COVID-19.

 

Please visit the website of your local WMCHealth hospital for additional information and requirements.

Read Our Update to Advanced Physician Services

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

Updated: January 13, 2023

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.

If you are looking for testing in Rockland or Orange county: 

  • Testing is available for current and former patients whose physicians are affiliated with Bon Secours Medical Group, Good Samaritan Hospital, St. Anthony Community Hospital and Bon Secours Community Hospital
  • Please call your primary care provider for a referral

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

Guidance for the New York State Vaccination Program is available here.

Please call 914.202.4530 to schedule an appointment through our drive through vaccination center. Appointments are required.

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

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 30, 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 914.592.2400

Updated: January 9, 2023