COVID-19 Information and Updates
This site contains important information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including what we are doing to keep our patients and community healthy.
Englewood Health is here for you for any medical need, ready to care for you in a safe environment. As the outbreak has dominated our lives, too many people in our community are likely delaying important medical care for non-COVID-related issues. If you need medical help for any reason, whether an emergency or urgent issue or for a chronic condition, it’s very important to take care of yourself and get the care you need.
How To Get the Care You Need
Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms?
If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please call your doctor’s office for further guidance. Common symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
If it’s a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
Our Emergency Department, located at our main hospital campus in Englewood, is available 24/7 for any emergency requiring immediate care. Heart attacks and strokes are especially dangerous and must be treated immediately, even if you think your symptoms are mild. Call 911 immediately if you are experiencing serious symptoms such as
- chest pain
- shortness of breath
- severe bleeding
- signs of a stroke (loss of balance, sudden vision loss, drooping face, arm weakness and/or speech difficulty)
- severe trauma
- or any other life-threatening emergency
Urgent Care Center
Englewood Health recently opened an Urgent Care center, located at 46 Union Ave in Cresskill. The center is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and weekends, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Appointments are accepted (call 201-205-2172), or you can walk in and be seen.
Englewood Health Urgent Care treats injuries or illnesses requiring immediate care but not a visit to the emergency room.
Your Primary Care Doctor and Specialists
Englewood Health’s team of hundreds of doctors across northern New Jersey and Rockland County is available for your ongoing health needs or new concerns.
Many providers are now offering telemedicine video visits for health conditions and symptoms that do not require an in-office examination. Contact your doctor’s office to see if they are offering video visits.
What We Are Doing to Keep Our Patients Safe
Englewood Health is doing everything we can to minimize any risk of infection and keep our patients safe at our hospital and physician offices.
- In our hospital, we are requiring masks for all staff as well as patients. Masks are available at the entrances for anyone who arrives without one.
- We are screening everyone who enters our facilities for symptoms and risk factors.
- We have enhanced our disinfecting protocols to regularly clean commonly touched surfaces, in addition to our standard strict cleaning processes.
- Visitors are restricted to certain times and must follow safety precautions.
- We are limiting the number of patients in our offices at one time by scheduling fewer in-person appointments, using video visits when possible, asking patients to wait in their car until they are ready to be seen, and moving patients directly into exam rooms right away.
- Patients with symptoms of an infectious disease will be directed to designated areas of our facilities to keep them segregated from patients being treated for noninfectious conditions and injuries.
- We are testing all patients for COVID-19 prior to any surgical or invasive procedures.