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Universal face masking at our facility is now optional.
With the availability of vaccines, widespread immunity, less severe virus variants as well as accessibility to effective COVID-19 treatment; Ellenville Regional Hospital has lifted its mask mandate.
However, patients will be required to wear a mask if they have a fever, flu-like symptoms, have a known COVID-19 infection or have a known exposure to COVID-19 within the last 10 days.
In the future, there may be circumstances when this policy may be updated, we will keep patients informed of any changes.
Outpatient COVID-19 Testing is available at ERH by Appointment Only. Anyone seeking a COVID-19 test must have a script from their primary care provider. Those who do not have a primary care provider should contact the Ulster County COVID-19 hotline at 845-443-8888.
Testing at ERH is performed by appointment ONLY.
CALL (845) 647 – 6400 ext. 269
Fax 845-647-4039 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Operative Testing: Every Friday, 7 am-12 pm
Symptomatic Testing: Monday-Friday, 11am-12pm
Asymptomatic Testing (For travel, work, etc): Monday-Friday 7 am-12 pm
Please call (845) 647 – 6400 ext. 269 to schedule your appointment.
Anyone seeking a COVID-19 test must have a script from their primary care provider.
Those who do not have a primary care provider should contact the Ulster County COVID-19 hotline at 845-443-8888
Testing at ERH performed by appointment ONLY.
CALL (845) 647 – 6400 ext. 269
Effective September 19, 2022, visitors for any Department no longer need to produce a negative COVID test or proof of full vaccination. However, all visitors must be screened for COVID 19 symptoms. If screening is positive, they will not be permitted to visit.
Emergency Department – One visitor may accompany patient to the treatment area. Minors may have a parent or guardian at the bedside.
Inpatient and Sub-Acute Units – Visiting hours are between 12:30pm and 8:30pm Maximum of two visitors during a visiting period.
Ambulatory Surgery – Visitor/support person can accompany the patient through registration; a visitor to wait in the lobby area per social distancing requirements and as room capacity allows.
Once at the Hospital – Visitors are screened by Registration Staff as per COVID 19 protocols. If the screening is positive, the visitors will not be allowed to visit.
Once screening is complete, visitors escorted by a staff member to the patient’s room. Visitors are requested to remain in the patient’s room throughout the visit except as directed by hospital staff to leave.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Throughout this long pandemic, our staff continues to take care of patients and provide expert and compassionate care. We respectfully request that you recognize these dedicated professions and treat them with dignity and respect.
Ellenville Regional Hospital (ERH) takes the health and safety of our patients, staff and community very seriously. There are confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York so we want to assure you that measures are in place for protection. ERH’s Providers, Infection Control and Clinical Operations have been actively coordinating protocols with Ulster County and New York State Department of Health.
CDC guidance states that the virus is spread from person-to-person exposure between people who are in close contact with one another, within about 6 feet, and through respiratory droplets from an infected person coughing or sneezing. Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
The overall risk of serious illness from COVID-19 is low. Most patients with infection will experience mild upper respiratory symptoms including fever and cough. Those at greatest risk are the elderly and those with existing chronic medical conditions such as COPD, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Children who have been infected seem to experience mild upper respiratory illness or no illness at all.
ERH can administer COVID-19 testing if directed by the DOH. The tests are sent out to Wadsworth Laboratory in Albany. All clinical staff are trained to follow isolation procedures to protect themselves and the patients.
If you think you've been exposed to Coronavirus, please CALL OUR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT FIRST @ (845) 647 – 6400 ext. 264 before coming to the hospital.
You can also call NYS CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION HOTLINE @ 1-888-364-3065 for more information.
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Protect yourself. Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, stay home when you’re sick, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and discard, clean frequently touched objects, and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Good hygiene is critical.
We will keep you updated on any new developments on COVID-19 as new information becomes available.
NYS CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION HOTLINE: 1-888-364-3065
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