Coronavirus & Covid-19 Vaccinations
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Last updated: 5/13/2021, 11:44 AM
COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments
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.
To be vaccinated, you must bring proof of age and complete the NYS Eligibility Form. If you do not follow these guidelines, you will not be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Garnet Health will not charge you for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. It is provided to you at no cost.
Kids Ages 5 - 17 Years Old
Garnet Health Doctors is now offering the COVID-19 vaccination for established pediatric patients 5 to 11 years of age. We also have COVID-19 booster doses available for individuals 12 years of age and older.
- 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 the minor 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.).
Click here to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
Find the nearest coronavirus test site by typing in your zip code, and learn more about when to get tested, by visiting the COVID-19 Test Site Finder.
Or, you can visit one of Garnet Health Doctors Urgent Care locations.
You should expect moderate to long wait times for a coronavirus test at any location you choose.
Who should quarantine and when?
January 5, 2022, CDC issues new guidelines
Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, the CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation for the public.
For the latest information click here.
COVID-19 Vaccination Card
Per NYS, Garnet Health is not issuing replacement cards. If you lose your COVID-19 vaccination card:
- Access the NYS Excelsior Pass at https://epass.ny.gov/home
- If you received your vaccine at Garnet Health - Access / activate your MyChart at mychart.garnethealth.org. Through MyChart, you can navigate to "Menu", then "My Record", the "COVID-19" where you will see your vaccination history. When you click on it, you will see all vaccinations, including boosters. You can then download / export the record.
- Register for the CDC V-Safe at vsafe.cdc.gov. Here you can access records of all of your COVID vaccinations.
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.
Additional Community Resources:
- New York State Coronavirus Hotline: 888-364-4837
- Orange County Department of Health: 845-291-2330
- Sullivan County Department of Public Health Services: 845-292-5910
- New York State Department of Health – Coronavirus Information
- CDC – Coronavirus Information
- NY State COVID-19 Emotional Support Line: 1-844-863-9314
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/.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Our Telehealth program offers a convenient access to telephone and video visits for new and existing patients - at home, in the office or while away from home.Learn More
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.Donate Now