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POSTED BY White Plains Hospital
April 29, 2020  
Your Health Matters - Don't Put Off Care


As we all adapt to the “new normal” of life at work, with friends, and in our community, we continue to help control the spread of coronavirus. Now, more than ever we know how important it is to stay healthy – and don’t want you to postpone your care. At White Plains Hospital, we are here for you to help you continue to monitor and maintain your health.

The Doctor Can See You Now - Virtually

Our Virtual Health platform, White Plains Hospital Connect, allows our patients to be treated conveniently at home for several conditions including cardiovascular disease, orthopedic issues, digestive health and more. Doctors can speak with you using a smartphone, tablet or computer, and diagnose and treat conditions just like they do for in-person visits, including ear infections, sore throats, cold and flu, allergies, and upper respiratory infections. In the near future, emerging technology around telemedicine visits – including WiFi-connected devices that allow for detailed examinations of the ears and throat, listening to the heart, lungs and abdomen, as well as body temperature readings – promise to improve the patient’s experience even more.

Safety Comes First for Our Patients

Calling your provider’s office is the first step in deciding whether a Virtual Health visit is right for you. The office staff can also suggest and help arrange for in-office options if desired or necessary. While a few of our offices were temporarily closed, many remain open, including our Emergency Department, if you need immediate care. Be assured that at both our Hospital and our physician practices, we are taking extra measures to ensure your safety for every visit, including:

  • All providers and staff will wear personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Patients must also wear a face covering for appointments
  • Discouraging visitors whenever possible unless in special circumstances
  • Waiting rooms have been rearranged with fewer chairs to allow for additional space
  • Appointments will be scheduled further apart to promote social distancing
  • Additional, more frequent cleaning practices are in place throughout all locations

Stay Connected

White Plains Hospital wants you to know we are here for you. Stay on top of your health and wellness needs and do not disregard care plans to manage chronic conditions, as that can lead to more serious complications. Your health is what matters to us most. We are eager to see our patients in our offices and begin elective surgeries once again, but meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to your provider. We’re just a call (or internet connection) away whenever you need to get in touch. 

Thank you for trusting us with your care. Please stay safe and healthy!


Want to make a virtual appointment using White Plains Hospital Connect? Call your White Plains Hospital Physician Associates or Scarsdale Medical Group provider.

Need a physician? Call 914-849-MyMD to find the right provider for your needs or visit our online physician directory.

 

Tags: coronavirus, distancing, social, telehealth
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