Visitor Restrictions: Updated March 2, 2021
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 at the following facilities, except for those at beginning-of-life, end-of-life and pediatric patients:
UHS Binghamton General Hospital, UHS Wilson Medical Center, UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital and UHS Delaware Valley Hospital.
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. You can start a virtual visit here.
UHS Senior Living at Ideal
The Adult Care / Assisted Living Facility at UHS Senior Living at Ideal has reopened for visitation.
The Skilled Nursing Facility remains closed to visitors.
- Pandemic Emergency Plan
- For more information regarding the CMS visitation guidelines, visit cms.gov.
- For additional information on COVID-19, you may visit cdc.gov.
Primary, Pediatric and Specialty Care
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.
- 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 pandemic.