The number of COVID cases are increasing currently. We remain open at this time for in person office visits still using our 3-Step Office Entry process below. You must have a mask. Our waiting room space is limited so we ask that you do not come too early for your visit as you may have to wait briefly in your vehicle before entry.
Our main office at 52 Tom Miller Rd is REOPENING for in-person visits starting July 6, 2020. We will continue to see stable patients or high risk patients via telemedicine video visits. Please call our main number at 518-324-4000 it you need to confirm your appointment. We have taken steps to make your visit to our office safe for you and our staff. Please note the following important guidelines and instructions
Our medical team at NNH led by Harvey I. Hurwitz, MD (internist) has put together a home protocol for patients with suspected or proven COVID-19. Please CLICK HERE to read in PDF format.
Our main office at 52 Tom Miller Rd is currently CLOSED FOR ROUTINE OFFICE VISITS. However, while the front door is locked our committed staff is inside handling calls, refills and furthermore our providers are performing TeleKidney visits for all patients that still need to be seen. Please call our main number at 518-324-4000 to schedule a TeleKidney visit. Our team is focusing on our community need for hospital based kidney care and the care of our dialysis patients who can not quarantine and must come to our outpatient dialysis centers. All of our patients are important but in these times Triage is critical to maximize our efforts. We truly appreciate your understanding during these challenging times.
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About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
As of March 14, 2020 there is NO TESTING through any of the primary care or specialty offices. The only testing available will be through CVPH and they are setting up a testing site that will be outside of the hospital. We are unable to perform any testing for respiratory illness including COVID-19 at Northern Nephrology.
Watch for the following symptoms:
1) Fever (over 100.4)
3) Shortness of breath
These symptoms can appear 2 to 14 days after exposure.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms, such as cough, fevers or difficulty breathing call your healthcare professional for medical advice. Avoid going to your primary doctor's office if you have these symptoms. If you do go to their office for evaluation you should call them from the parking lot prior to entering for a plan. Some will do flu or other testing right outside of their office.
For the moment I'm asking my chronic kidney disease patients who are NOT ON DIALYSIS to avoid exposure as the main method of prevention. This virus spreads person-to-person. Please call our office to reschedule "routine visits" so you can avoid unnecessary exposure. If you need to be "seen" we can arrange a TELEKIDNEY VISIT. We can also manage your refills and most other needs by phone or TELEKIDNEY VISIT.