With the coronavirus continuing to spread, health experts and government leaders are urging the public to be vigilant, use common sense and abide by the guidelines put forth by the Centers For Disease Control. Wash your hands, keep a distance of six feet from people when in public and cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough.
if you suspect you may have contracted the coronavirus, or are displaying symptoms, such as a fever, a dry cough without phlegm or are having shortness of breath, the Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus began offering testing on Monday. There are restrictions in place, however.
The hospital, located at 55 Meadowlands Parkway, is doing testing on an appointment only basis. In order to begin the screening process, you should call the hospital at (201) 388-1097. A healthcare official from Hudson Regional will discuss your symptoms with you over the telephone. If they determine it is appropriate to have you come to the hospital for screening, you will be given an appointment time.
Hudson Regional Hospital is considering this screening a “drive through,” meaning you are advised not to just go to the emergency room. When you arrive for your assigned appointment and screening, it will be done inside the building. If the healthcare worker determines additional tests are needed, they will be conducted in a specific area in the hospital designated for coronavirus screenings.
Hospital officials say your test results would be made available within three to five days.
Hudson Regional Hospital is the second site in Secaucus which is offering COVID-19 screenings. Riverside Medical Group, located on Tenth Street, began coronavirus screenings last week. Doctors there say the testing is being conducted outside of their building in order to avoid any contact with patients and staff.
Testing is by appointment, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m.
Riverside Medical Group may be reached by calling (201) 863-3346.
As of mid-afternoon on Tuesday, there were 267 positive coronavirus test results in New Jersey, with three fatalities due to COVID-19.
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