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Date Updated: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Coronavirus Update

WMCHealth COVID-19 Drive-Thru Site Now Open to the Public; Mask Use Requirements

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Please call the DOH’s coronavirus hotline at 888.364.3065 or visit Health.NY.Gov for additional information.  You can also visit the CDC.gov for updates and prevention tips.

WMCHealth COVID-19 Specimen Collection for Testing

As of Monday, March 30, 2020, WMCHealth’s COVID-19 drive-thru site on the Poughkeepsie campus of MidHudson Regional Hospital is now open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

The public can call 845.303.2727 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday.

They will receive a screening and, if appropriate, an appointment will be scheduled.

The public will be asked for their:

  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Primary care physician information
  • Photo identification is required at the screening site.

As of this time, results can take up to five days.

Required Mask Use

For the health and safety of our patients and workforce, all employees must wear procedure masks inside most of our buildings and units that house patients, in addition to other personal protective equipment requirements.

While visitation is extremely limited, all visitors will be issued masks and must wear them while inside our buildings.

View our complete COVID-19 response, including information on testing, visitation, donations and services.

Updated:  March 29, 2020