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Health Centers, Food Pantry Expand Operating Hours

Elizabethtown, NY – The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital announced today that operating hours will be expanded at its Crown Point and High Peaks Health Centers, and at the Crown Point Health Center Food Pantry. The health centers reopened last month with limited hours and will resume a full, Monday through Friday schedule beginning June 8.

“People don’t have to wait to get the care they need,” the UVM Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital Medical Director for Primary Care Dr. Rob Demuro. “We are open and can safely provide care in person and online.”

In-person visits have more than quadrupled across the hospital’s six health centers since mid-March, says Demuro. “We took a phased approach to reopening our Crown Point and High Peaks Health Centers as we welcomed patients back for well checks and non-urgent care. We are happy to be able to resume a full schedule, especially as we see more patients returning for care.”

A number of precautions are in place to ensure the safety of patients and staff. Masks, screening for COVID symptoms and temperature checks are required for all in-person visits. To limit the number of people in the waiting area, appointments are staggered and patients who do not require assistance are asked to come alone. Patients may also check in by phone and wait in their vehicles.

The Crown Point Health Center Food Pantry will open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

“We know many of our community members don’t have enough food,” said Amanda Whisher, the hospital’s food pantry coordinator, “and we are happy to be able to increase pantry hours to better support their needs.” Donations are accepted at the Crown Point Health Center, and can be coordinated by phone. For more information on the food pantry, please call (518) 873-3125.

Elizabethtown Community Hospital operates a network of community-based health centers across Essex County, with locations in Au Sable Forks, Crown Point, Elizabethtown, Westport, Willsboro, and Wilmington. All health centers offer next-day appointments and are accepting new patients. Walk-in and urgent appointments are available on Saturdays at the Elizabethtown Community Health Center. To make an appointment, please call the health center nearest you, or visit: https://www.ech.org/Health-Centers/.

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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 360 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:

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.

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