COVID-19 Vaccine Information
UHS patients who have been scheduled for a COVID-19 test should report to our UHS Vestal location. A physician referral and appointment are required.
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. The UHS Vestal Walk-In Clinic is our only COVID-19 testing facility for referred patients in Binghamton, Vestal, and surrounding Southern Tier communities.
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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 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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 Virtual Health, please click here.
UHS Binghamton General Hospital, UHS Wilson Medical Center, UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, UHS Delaware Valley Hospital
October 5 update:
Based on the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Broome County and our commitment to the safety of our community, visitor restrictions are in place, except for those at beginning-of-life, end-of-life and pediatric patients.
If you are coming in for an appointment with a provider or surgery we ask that you come alone. If you need assistance please limit this to one adult support person. Your support person may be asked to wait in the waiting room or in their car during your time with your provider in order to maintain social distancing and limit the potential for exposure. If you are bringing a child in for a pediatric appointment, please do not bring the child's siblings if possible.
If you are not feeling well, we strongly encourage you to call your provider's office before you come in. Please do not come in for an appointment if you have a fever, shortness of breath, cough, or any combination of those.
UHS Senior Living at Ideal
December 16 update:
The Adult Care / Assisted Living Facility and the Skilled Nursing Facility are closed to visitors. Click here for more information.
COVID-19 and Antibody Test Pricing
At all UHS locations, the self pay cost for Coronavirus testing and Antibody testing is $176.72 per test. If you need financial assistance, please contact UHS customer service at (607) 770-0025 or our financial advocates directly at (607) 763-6127.
|CMS CPT Listed Codes||UHS Mapped Billing CPT Code||Charge Amount|
|86769||Coronavirus Antibody Testing||$176.72|
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!