April 8, 2020
As a region, growth in COVID-19 hospitalizations remains small and relatively stable. Healthcare leaders and our regional hospitals are cautiously optimistic that the head start with social distancing is making the difference.
In cases where patients have stopped shots due to COVID, please be assured that once it is felt safe to resume these, we will expedite this process and get everyone back to their prior levels in a safe and expeditious way.
- Those patients currently receiving outpatient allergy shots.
- a. In cases where outpatient allergy shots have previously been arranged and are already in progress, we will continue to make your allergy vials and send them to the treating physician, as before.
- b. Please call or use our patient portal to order refills when needed, as before.
- Those patients currently on sublingual immunotherapy or so-called allergy drops or SLIT.
- a. If you are at maintenance dosing, we will refill your vial and mail this to you.
- b. If you were in the process of dose escalation for sublingual allergy drops, we will continue your dosing at the last dose received in order not to disrupt treatment, with escalation resuming once the office resumes normal operations.
- c. Please call or use our patient portal to order refills when needed, as before.
If you have any issues due to increased symptoms or a seasonal allergy flare-up, please call the office or use our website to arrange an interactive video telemedicine consultation to address your concerns and manage your symptoms. Telemedicine appointments can made directly on our website without the need to call office.
We will notify you as soon as we have an indication that normal office operations will resume.
The Allergy Department
(518) 701-2090 to schedule a telemedicine visit
(518) 701-2093 for the Allergy Department
(518) 701-2088 for Medical Records
(518) 701-2086 for Billing
(518) 701-2092 for Test Results and Medication Refills
March 26, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Allergy Department will be closed for allergy shots and allergy skin testing for the coming weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience caused here resulting from the interruption of your treatment, however, your health and safety at this time is our primary concern, along with that of our staff.
If you are a sublingual allergy patient (SLIT or allergy drops) you will be contacted by the practice. We are still preparing your serum. We will arrange for your drops to be mailed directly to you.
Please continue to visit our website and Facebook page for updates.
The Allergy Department