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Elizabethtown Community Health Center Resumes Weekend Hours
Elizabethtown, NY – On Saturday, May 23, the Elizabethtown Community Health Center will resume weekend hours. Urgent, walk-in, and scheduled appointments are available for new and established patients Saturdays from 8:00 AM to noon.
“As the weather warms, people are more likely to deal with poison ivy, ticks, and allergies,” said the UVM Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital Medical Director for Primary Care Dr. Rob Demuro. “With the resumption of Saturday hours, they won’t have to wait until Monday to get the care they need.”
In March, Elizabethtown Community Health Center postponed non-urgent visits and suspended weekend hours in line with state and federal guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID and conserve protective equipment. “Now that the number of COVID patients has leveled off, we are able to safely provide in-person care,” said Demuro.
According to Jeanne Hummel, manager of the UVM Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital Health Centers, there are a number of safety precautions in place. “We are checking patients in by phone, taking temperatures, screening for COVID symptoms, and providing a mask at the door,” said Hummel. Patients are encouraged to call the health center at (518) 873-6896 when they arrive.
Telehealth and in-person appointments are available Monday through Friday at the Au Sable Forks Health Center, Elizabethtown Community Health Center, Smith House Health Center in Willsboro, and Westport Health Center. The Crown Point Health Center and High Peaks Health Center in Wilmington are open Mondays and Thursdays.
Information on the UVM Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital health centers and video visits may be found online at https://www.ech.org/Health-Centers/.
About Elizabethtown Community Hospital
The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital is a designated critical access hospital and the primary health care provider serving the 39,000 people who live, work and vacation in Essex County, NY and the surrounding region.
Elizabethtown Community Hospital is transforming rural health care at its main campus in Elizabethtown, NY, at a new emergency department and outpatient center at the former Moses Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga, NY, and at six community-based primary health care centers located throughout the region. The hospital is one of the community’s largest employers with 383 employees.
Across the Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga campuses, the hospital maintains two 24-hour emergency rooms, a 25-bed inpatient unit, physical therapy, laboratory, and digital radiology departments, and a variety of specialty physician clinics on a weekly and monthly basis.
Elizabethtown Community Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed and certified by the New York State Department of Health and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
About The University of Vermont Health Network
The University of Vermont Health Network is an academic health system that is comprised of six affiliate hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and a home health agency. We serve the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives. Our partners include:
- The University of Vermont Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Porter Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Home Health and Hospice
Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our hospitals remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.