For everyone’s safety and as per CDC guidelines, it is MANDATORY TO KEEP YOUR MASK ON AT ALL TIMES at Ellenville Regional Hospital EVEN IF FULLY VACCINATED.
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.
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.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
No Symptoms - If you have recently traveled to an affected area or have been exposed to infected individuals, but are not sick, DOH has asked that you to stay home on self-isolation which will likely last 14 days. Please notify your provider and the DOH and follow instructions.
Mild Symptoms - If you have flu-like symptoms and do not have shortness of breath, please stay home to protect yourself and your community. Contact your doctor to discuss your symptoms and decide the best course of action.
Severe Symptoms- If you are feeling severely ill, and are having trouble breathing, please get yourself to our ED (make sure to call us at (845) 647 – 6400 ext. 264 to alert us). If unable to do so, please call 911. Alert the 911 dispatcher of any risks you may have for the Coronavirus including travel in the last 14 days, or close contact with someone who has tested positive to have the virus.
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.
Ellenville Regional Hospital is New York's smallest teaching hospital:
We believe it is an important aspect of our community service to educate the next generation of medical providers and caregivers.
Training program affiliations
When you look at our size, you might be surprised to know that we do on-site training for: Doctors, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Paramedics, Phlebotomists, Radiology Technologists, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants.
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Services has two divisions that train at ERH:
IPPE, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience
APPE, Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
Mount Sinai medical students train at ERH
Orange County Community College Physician Assistants and Radiology Technologists complete clinical rotations at ERH
Rockland County Community College Paramedic students train at ERH
Sage College Physical Therapy students complete their clinical rotations at ERH
Ulster and Sullivan County Community College Nursing School students attend their clinical rotations at ERH
The advantage to our patients
Education brings a higher standard of care with unique exchanges of ideas
New therapies are available first at teaching hospitals
Leading edge, state-of-the art treatments are available to you right in your own community
Teaching teams provide dynamic solutions
Top notch providers treat patients and teach, too
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