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Last updated: 4/13/2021, 12:57 PM

COVID-19 Vaccination

A limited number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at various Garnet Health facilities. You cannot make appointments by calling your doctor's office, the hospital, or through the New York State website. Vaccination Appointments can only be made through our online scheduling system.

Garnet Health vaccinates all eligible people age 16 years of age and older depending on the vaccine available. Everyone registering for a vaccine must be a NY State resident, employed in NYS or a student in NYS and must provide proof of residency, employment or school attendance at the time of vaccination. 

Please review the eligibility guidelines listed below. If you do not have proof of eligibility, you will not be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Vaccination Guidelines for Eligibility

Garnet Health is vaccinating the following groups per NYS guidelines:

  • Individuals age 16 and older
  • New York State Residents or
  • Employed in New York State 
  • A student in New York State

If an individual is eligible due to their age (16 years or older), they must produce proof of age and proof of residence in New York. To prove New York residence, an individual must show: 

  • One of the following: State or government-issued ID; consulate ID (if New York address is displayed); Statement from landlord; Current rent receipt or lease; Mortgage records; or 
  • Two of the following: Statement from another person; Current mail; School records. 
  • For age, such proof may include: 
    • Driver’s license or non-driver ID; 
    • Birth certificate issued by a state or local government; 
    • Consulate ID; 
    • Current U.S passport or valid foreign passport; 
    • Permanent resident card; 
    • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship; 
    • Life insurance policy with birthdate; or 
    • Marriage certificate with birthdate. 

If an individual is employed in the State of New York regardless of where they reside, proof of work or employment may include: 

  • an employee ID card or badge, 
  • a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, 
  • a pay stub, depending on the specific priority status, or 
  • display proof of work via an application (e.g., Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, etc.). 

If an individual is a student in the State of New York a student ID, report cards, and tuition billing statements are acceptable proof of eligibility.

Minors ages 16 - 17 years old

  • Minors need parental or guardian consent to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, except in the rare instance where the minor is part of a group to whom the law gives the right to consent to their own care (e.g., married minors, minors who are parents or pregnant, and minors in the military). Therefore, a consent for vaccination must be signed by you as parent/guardian unless your 16/17 can provide proof that they are able to consent for themselves as documented above.
  • Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian to the appointment. Unaccompanied minors will not be vaccinated.
  • Bring proof of age (e.g., birth certificate issued by state or local government, passport, etc.). 

If you do not have proof of eligibility, you will not be able to receive the vaccine. Garnet Health will not charge you for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. It is provided to you at no cost.

Click here to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet - Garnet Health 1-7-2021

COVID-19 Rapid Testing

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, or questions about your eligibility for COVID-19 rapid testing to return to work or school following travel, an exposure or illness, turn to Garnet Health Doctors to get the help you need. 

Effective Monday, 3/22/21 Garnet Health Doctors is expanding COVID-19 rapid testing in Sullivan and Orange County. 

Please call your nearby Garnet Health Doctor location to schedule a COVID-19 rapid test:

  • Bethel - 845-333-6600 
  • Callicoon - 845-333-6860
  • Livingston Manor - 845-439-3579
  • Liberty - 845-333-6900
  • Middletown - 845-333-7575

COVID-19 Information

Garnet Health continues to closely monitor the situation and preparedness efforts are in full swing to ensure the health and welfare of our patients, staff and community. We continue to meet with county Department of Health leaders and Infectious Disease physicians to make sure we are following the latest protocols and procedures to screen, identify and protect patients and staff.

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The public may contact the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) 2019 Novel Coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065 to speak with a NYSDOH expert who will answer questions, Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm. Or visit online (ny.gov/coronavirus) to get more information about the coronavirus. If you have symptoms and would like a test, please click this link to the NYSDOH testing sites: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing.

  • Orange County Residents - If you are an Orange County resident and have recently traveled outside the U.S. and have questions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), please contact the Orange County Department of Health at 845-291-2330.
  • Sullivan County Residents - If you are a Sullivan County resident and have recently traveled outside the U.S. and have questions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), please contact the Sullivan County Department of Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

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Plasma Donations

Convalescent plasma is a complex therapy being evaluated by researchers as treatment for patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections, or those judged by a healthcare provider to be at high risk of progression to severe or life-threatening disease.

For information about donating plasma, members of the general public who tested positive for COVID-19, and are fully recovered, can contact the American Red Cross at www.redcrossblood.org/plasma4covid or The New York Blood Center at www.nybc.org/donate-blood/convalescent-plasma/.

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Standing OCDOH Commissioners Isolation Order with Education 3-31-2020

Standing Isolation Orders for Persons Testing Positive for COVID-19

Persons who test positive for COVID-19 are subject to a mandatory isolation order issued by the Orange County Department of Health (OCDOH) whether symptomatic or asymptomatic. As of March 31, 2020, OCDOH has now issued Standing Mandatory Isolation Orders. All persons testing positive for COVID-19 must travel directly to their home and/or remain at their home residence and remain isolated until meeting the recovery criteria defined below.

RELEASE OF SYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS ON ISOLATION

  • Symptomatic individuals who were confirmed as having COVID-19 may discontinue home isolation once they meet the following conditions: o At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery, defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications; AND
    • Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); AND
    • At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
  • This approach will prevent most, but may not prevent all, instances of secondary spread. The risk of transmission after recovery is likely substantially less than that during illness.
    • To further reduce the risk, individuals returning from isolation should continue to practice proper hygiene protocols (e.g., hand washing, covering coughs) and avoid prolonged, close contact with vulnerable persons (e.g. compromised immune system, underlying illness, 70 years of age or older).

RELEASE OF ASYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS ON ISOLATION

  • Asymptomatic individuals who were confirmed as having COVID-19 may discontinue home isolation under the following conditions:
    • At least 7 days have passed since the date of their first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test; AND
    • The individual has had no subsequent illness.

STAY HOME – STAY SAFE

If you have questions, please call Orange County Department of Health at 845-291-2330.

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To continue to meet patient needs, while protecting our healthcare workers, Garnet Health is transitioning to a telecommunication process for questions regarding open balances, self-pay after insurance, self-pay, payment arrangements or financial assistance status. Please do not come to the billing office to ask questions.

If your question is about an open self-pay balance, recent payment or financial aid status, please contact Bolder at 888-280-8432.

For all other inquiries, please follow up with a Garnet Health representative by email to aboutmybill@garnethealth.org.

To speak to a representative please call:

  • Garnet Health Medical Center / Garnet Health Doctors/ Urgent Care: 845-333-7880
  • Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills / Garnet Health Doctors / Urgent Care: 845-333-8989

If you suspect that you are infected with coronavirus COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone with coronavirus, do not go to the hospital or to your doctor. You could infect other people including much-needed healthcare workers. Contact your local health department and follow their advice. In Orange County call 845-291-2330. In Sullivan call 845-292-5910.

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Help Protect Our Community

Our staff are at the front-lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in our community. You can join the fight against the virus by making a gift to one of our coronavirus funds, which will be used to support our staff and their families, or for the specialized equipment we need to keep fighting this dreadful disease. Make a gift today to help protect your community. Gifts large and small make a difference.

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