Over the past few months, we’ve all been through a lot -- and a lot has changed.
At our WPHPA practices, infection prevention has always been a top priority and we’ve updated our facilities with the strictest of cleaning regimens, protective equipment, and additional policies to ensure the health and safety of our staff and patients. We are here for you and ready to treat everything from the exceptional to the everyday.
Learn more about our initiatives in place for your health and safety:
Effective, April 6, New York State expanded the list of people eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination to Groups 1A and 1B, those 16 years and older. To find out if you are eligible, visit the New York State Vaccination website.
New Yorkers with underlying medical conditions are required to attest on the New York State Vaccination website that they have a comorbidity before they can register for a vaccination appointment. This form is automatically generated during the online registration process. NYS DOH also requires all individuals to complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form prior to their vaccination appointment. Proof of completion must be presented at the vaccination site on the day of your appointment. Should any White Plains Hospital, White Plains Hospital Physician Associates or Scarsdale Medical Group patients need further evidence of their underlying conditions, this is most quickly and conveniently accessed online through your MyChart account. Instructions are available here.
Once you are eligible, we encourage you to get vaccinated. COVID-19 can cause severe medical complications and lead to death in some people. Getting a vaccine is a major step in protecting you from getting COVID-19 or keep you from becoming seriously ill if you do get the virus. Our goal is to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible in accordance with the Department of Health’s prioritization.
At this time we do not have the vaccine available. Please check back regularly for the latest updates.
When you call for an appointment, office staff will ask questions pertaining to possible symptoms of COVID-19 so they can determine the appropriate course of action. In some cases, a Virtual Health Visit
may be recommended. Additional measures include:
- All patients and staff will receive a temperature check as they enter the building.
- If patients were not screened via phone within 24 hours, they will be screened again before heading to the reception desk.
The safety of you and your loved ones remains our top priority. All outpatient practice locations outside the main Hospital location permit one visitor per scheduled patient visit. The provider must approve all requests. For the protection of everyone, we are discouraging visitors whenever possible to appointments and screenings, except for special circumstances.
Staff is taking the utmost precautions by wearing PPE during appointments across all of our facilities. In addition, all patients must wear face masks for appointments; these will be provided if forgotten.
Infection prevention has always been our top priority and we are now taking special precautions to further ensure the safety of our patients and staff. More frequent cleaning practices are in place throughout all of our practices. We are focusing on all high touch areas and clean multiple times throughout the day to make sure every area is continuously disinfected. Waiting rooms are wiped down every hour, and exam rooms are disinfected after every patient visit. We are also scheduling sick appointments at the end of the day to provide time to properly disinfect our offices overnight.
As always, we are dedicated to making your visit safe, seamless and comfortable. Social distancing will be practiced during check-in and our waiting rooms have been rearranged with fewer chairs that are spaced 6 feet apart. We removed all magazines and paper in the waiting rooms as well as coffee/snack stations and Plexiglass has been installed at all reception desks. Appointments will be scheduled further apart to promote separation and minimize wait times in public areas and patients are now required to wear their face coverings to appointments.
Learn how we are keeping you safe at our Physician Practices.