IHANY Newsletter – June 2022
Important Reminder for Patients: Crowded Emergency Departments
Officials with Albany Medical Center, St. Peter’s Health Partners (including Albany Memorial Campus, Samaritan Hospital, and St. Peter’s Hospital) and Ellis Medicine are warning the public of longer wait times in hospital emergency departments, and asking that people only use emergency departments in true emergency situations.
This is a great opportunity to remind patients that non-emergency care can be provided more quickly at urgent care centers and primary care offices, some of which have after-hours appointments and virtual care appointments. Emergency rooms are not to be used as COVID testing sites.