Elizabethtown Community Hospital to Reopen Health Centers in Crown Point and Wilmington
Elizabethtown Community Hospital will reopen the Crown Point Health Center and the High Peaks Health Center
Elizabethtown, NY – On Monday, May 4, the University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital will reopen the Crown Point Health Center and the High Peaks Health Center in Wilmington. The two health centers will be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
“We want our patients to know that they can safely get the care they need,” said the UVM Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital Medical Director for Primary Care Dr. Rob Demuro. “We take every precaution to keep our patients and staff safe, and urge people not to delay necessary care. A small health issue can become a serious one if left untreated.”
Jeanne Hummel, manager of the UVM Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital Health Centers, said staff are doing everything they can to accommodate patients and provide a safe environment. “More and more patients are scheduling routine telehealth visits which means we have the ability to stagger in-person appointments and greatly reduce or eliminate waiting room traffic.”
Patients can expect to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and are required to wear a mask, said Ms. Hummel. “We provide masks right at the door for patients. And, although it’s not required, those who wish to check in by phone and wait in their vehicles may do so.”
Until the Crown Point and High Peaks Health Centers resume operations five days a week, patients can receive care via virtual visits or in person Monday through Friday at the Au Sable Forks Health Center, Elizabethtown Community Health Center, Smith House Health Center in Willsboro, or Westport Health Center.
The Crown Point Health Center Food Pantry is available to the community Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The health center and food pantry schedules will be reassessed in the coming weeks to determine when it will be appropriate to return to normal operations.
Information on the UVM Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital health centers and on telehealth visits may be found online at: https://www.ech.org/Health-Centers/
About Elizabethtown Community Hospital
The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital is a designated critical access hospital and the primary health care provider serving the 39,000 people who live, work and vacation in Essex County, NY and the surrounding region.
Elizabethtown Community Hospital is transforming rural health care at its main campus in Elizabethtown, NY, at a new emergency department and outpatient center at the former Moses Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga, NY, and at six community-based primary health care centers located throughout the region. The hospital is one of the community’s largest employers with 383 employees.
Across the Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga campuses, the hospital maintains two 24-hour emergency rooms, a 25-bed inpatient unit, physical therapy, laboratory, and digital radiology departments, and a variety of specialty physician clinics on a weekly and monthly basis.
Elizabethtown Community Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed and certified by the New York State Department of Health and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
About The University of Vermont Health Network
The University of Vermont Health Network is an academic health system that is comprised of six affiliate hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and a home health agency. We serve the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives. Our partners include:
- The University of Vermont Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Porter Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Home Health and Hospice
Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our hospitals remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.