COVID-19 What you Need to Know:
Putnam County DOH Information on COVID Testing:Some private healthcare providers in Putnam County are able to provide testing. A healthcare provider will be able to assess and if indicated, test for flu or other viruses. If you have had direct contact with someone known to have tested positive with COVID-19 or have recently returned from an area with a high incidence of COVID-19, please inform your healthcare provider before you go to your appointment. Some healthcare providers are offering telemedicine visits, a virtual visit through your computer or phone.
Call for screening at 888-364-3065 or complete the online assessment here.
Call 888-667-9262 and press 3 to schedule a virtual visit with a provider and get a prescription for testing. You do not need to be a Nuvance patient. If you already have a prescription from your provider, fax the prescription to 845-454-5128 then call 888-667-9262 and press 2 to schedule an appointment.
Westchester Medical Center
Call 914-202-4530 for a pre-screening and an appointment.
Pulse MD Urgent Care
Limited testing is available after a virtual visit with one of their providers. To schedule an appointment, click here or call 845-204-9260
The Center for Disease Control has issued a Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice. Ongoing transmission of respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is widespread.
The CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel.
Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for severe disease.
Avoid contact with sick people and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
As this is a fluid situation, please refer often to the CDC's website for updates.
Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
According to the CDC, a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack sympoms (asymptomatic) and that even those who eventually deveop symptons can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity. In light of this new evidence, the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (i.e. grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community based transmission.
It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus.
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus cases. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistant pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
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