Getting tested: where to go

By ANNEMARIE SCHEUTZ
Posted 12/16/20

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — As cases spike throughout the U.S., you might be looking for a test.

If you don’t have insurance, here are a couple of options: Sun River Health in Monticello and …

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Getting tested: where to go

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SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — As cases spike throughout the U.S., you might be looking for a test.

If you don’t have insurance, here are a couple of options: Sun River Health in Monticello and Refuah Health Center in South Fallsburg. They are among a comprehensive list of testing sites the county maintains at www.bit.ly/covidsctest51.

“Connecting to your primary health care provider or a regular health care provider—that is your best way to get access to a test,” said Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw at the December 10 Health and Family Services committee meeting.

And the vaccines

“We have to go by the priority population as directed by the New York State Health Department and the
federal government,” McGraw said. The initial rollout will be for hospital staff and nursing home residents.

After that, high-risk community groups will be a priority.

How long to quarantine? 

Despite changed guidance at the federal level, Sullivan County is still following state guidelines. So if you have to quarantine after being exposed to a COVID-positive person, you will be in for 14 days. Someone who is positive has a 10-day isolation period (staying away even from other people in your house) since symptoms first appeared.

Sun River Health, formerly Hudson River Healthcare, can be reached at 845/794-2010. The number for Refuah Health Center is 845/482-9394.

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