Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
A novel coronavirus called COVID-19 has been detected in millions of people worldwide. Cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in New York State, including Westchester County, and it is expected that more cases of COVID-19 will be identified in the future. For the most current information, orders, tools and documents, visit our Coronavirus Page. Information and guidance about COVID-19 for health care providers can be found on our Physician's Corner.

COVID-19 Contact Tracing
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been identified as a contact, you will get a call from “NYS Contact Tracing” (518-387-9993). Because the disease can be transmitted without symptoms, speaking with people who test positive and notifying people about a possible exposure is critical to stop the spread. So, if you get a call from “NYS Contact Tracing” (518-387-9993) please answer the phone so we can keep NY and Westchester moving forward and stop the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about how Contact Tracing works and how to become a Contact Tracing Team Member.

Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in New York State Following Out of State Travel
New York State has issued a travel advisory requiring all travelers coming from states with significant rates of transmission of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days. Anyone entering New York who has recently traveled to a state with positive tests in excess of 10%, or where the number of positive cases exceeds 10 per 100,000, must quarantine for a period of 14 days. New York State maintains an online list of restricted states that meet the criteria for required quarantine, along with travel guidance, and information for essential workers.

Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19
The Westchester County Department of Health is alerting parents and guardians that there has been a rare, but serious, childhood inflammatory disease reported among children and teens (En español) with a possible link to COVID-19. The New York State Department of Health is investigating several cases of severe illness in children and child deaths that may be related to COVID-19 where children are experiencing symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock-like syndrome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hurricane Safety
Isaias is expected to bring heavy rain and high winds to our area. Be sure you are prepared and know what to do before, during and after the storm.

Hand Washing - Clean Hands Save Lives
Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.

FDA Hand Sanitizer Warning
FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested.

Health Department Clinic Schedule Update
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Health Department Clinics in White Plains and Yonkers will operate on the following modified schedule until further notice:

  • Sexual Health Clinics will be held by appointment only. No walk in patients will be accepted. 
    • Yonkers - First and third Monday of the month, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Next clinic dates are August 3 & August 17.
    • White Plains - Every Tuesday, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
                             - Every Wednesday, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
                           
  • Tuberculosis Clinics, including medication pick-up, by appointment only. No walk in patients will be accepted.
    • Yonkers - First and third Monday of the month, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Next clinic dates are August 3 & August 17.
    • White Plains - Every Thursday, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm to 5 pm. 

  • Immunization Clinics are closed until further notice.

Any patient that must be seen urgently should contact the clinic and ask to speak with a clinic nurse or clinician.
White Plains Clinic - 995-5800, Yonkers Clinic - 231-2500.