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COVID-19

*Testing for COVID-19 is not available at UHS Binghamton General Hospital or at UHS Wilson Medical Center.


UHS COVID-19 Testing Location: UHS Vestal

UHS patients who have been scheduled for a COVID-19 test should report to our UHS Vestal location. A referral and an appointment are required.

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Vestal Tent

General Public: If you develop a fever, and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, within 14 days after recent travel, or within 14 days of contact with someone who is showing symptoms, please contact your primary care provider and mention your scenario or use the COVID-19 screening tool on our Virtual Walk-In page.

Important Links

Important Links

New York State Dept. of Health:

NYSDOH - COVID-19

NYSDOH Coronavirus Hotline:

1-888-364-3065

Center for Disease Control:

CDC - COVID-19

CDC - COVID-19 FAQs

World Health Organization:

WHO - COVID-19

COVID-19 Interactive Map

National Ebola Training and Education Center:

NETEC - COVID-19

What to do if you are sick

You and your family’s health, safety and well-being are of utmost importance to us at UHS. If you are not feeling well, we strongly encourage you to call your provider's office or utilize the UHS virtual walk-in before you come in especially if you are experiencing fever, shortness of breath, cough, or any combination of those. DO NOT delay seeking in-person care if you are struggling to breathe. Infections like the flu and the novel coronavirus are especially concerning, but can be avoided by taking precautions.

If you are coming in for an appointment:

  • We ask that you come alone.
  • If you do require assistance, please limit this to one additional person only. Do not bring a guest who is not feeling well.
  • People over the age of 65 should avoid coming if at all possible.
  • If you are bringing a child in for a pediatric appointment, please do not bring the youngster's siblings.

We understand that this is not an easy or welcome transition. We want to ensure the highest possible level of safety and care for everyone's well-being and to be compliant with federal, state and county directives during the COVID-19 situation.

UHS Virtual Walk-In

UHS is encouraging patients with concerns about a respiratory issue to seek care through our Virtual Walk-In to be evaluated prior to coming for in-person care. DO NOT delay seeking in-person care if you are struggling to breathe. The Virtual Walk-In is open daily 8:00am - 8:00pm.

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Our local UHS providers can diagnose patients with colds, viral respiratory infections, influenza, or potential COVID-19. If our provider suspects you may have COVID-19, they will communicate with local public health officials and direct you how to receive further care and/or Coronavirus testing if needed. Please DO NOT delay getting a virtual evaluation.

For more information about our Virtual Walk-In, please click here.

Special Restrictions for UHS Facilities

Suffering or recovering from COVID-19? This exercise may help!

Many patients who contract COVID-19 experience significant breathing problems. A very simple exercise, called the “Arm Swing Exercise” has proven to improve health and lung function if performed on a regular basis for several weeks. It is simple to do and can easily be accomplished in your own home. Please see this simple video instruction below.

Click here for an instructional printout.

We would appreciate hearing from you on the survey, found here, to see how this worked for you!