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Montefiore in the News

July 1, 2020

Messages of hope line the wall to Montefiore Hospital’s emergency room entrance on Bainbridge Avenue on Monday, Apr. 20, 2020. 

The COVID-19 surge has passed through New York City, and as local communities now enter a new normal, Montefiore Health System is encouraging people to prioritize health and resume regular check-ups. Studies on heartcancer diagnoses and vaccines show that avoiding hospitals and doctor’s offices can have detrimental long-term effects. 

Montefiore Health System has launched the following services to help the local community, to make sure people are comfortable and seeking the healthcare services they need:

A hotline (833-311-SAFE (833-311-7233)) and website (https://covidsafecare.montefiore.org/covid-safe) so people can ask questions and receive the most appropriate care going forward, whether it’s in-person or via a telemedicine visit.

A follow-up clinic, the COVID-19 Recovery Clinic (CORE) for people who have recovered from COVID-19, but are experiencing new or lingering symptoms.

    • CORE offers in-office and telemedicine visits connecting patients to a team of experts who can address their physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs. 
    • The goal of the new service is to help reduce symptoms and improve overall quality of life. 
    • For more information, call 844-556-6683, extension #36.

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