For Patients and Visitors:
For mild symptoms and non-urgent medical conditions, patients should call their regular physician for guidance and advice first before heading to an emergency department. This ensures that our community's urgent care resources are reserved for the patients who need them most.
If severe symptoms develop, call your healthcare provider. If the healthcare provider is not available, go to the emergency room.
Where To Get a Flu Shot:
Vaccinations against flu viruses are the best way to prevent illness, and we urge everyone in the CDC priority groups for H1N1 flu and seasonal flu to take advantage of vaccinations as appropriate.
Flu shots are usually available from your primary care physician or pediatrician, as well as through local community clinics.
If you are feeling ill from influenza-like symptoms, you should notify your supervisor and stay home. If you need to seek medical attention, contact your primary care provider. If you develop flu symptoms while at work, you should seek care from Employee-Student Health Services. Do not go to the Downstate Emergency Room for care unless you have severe symptoms that require emergency care.