A COVID-19 Update

Dear Patient,

The end of the present COVID-19 pandemic is not clear, but it will end. We may refer to life as pre- and post-COVID for some time to come. Those periods will look and feel quite different.

As a Hunterdon Cardiovascular patient, your safety and health are our top priorities. We are doing everything possible to keep you safe when you visit our practice now and in the future. As we plan for the post-COVID pandemic phase, we will continue to take every precaution.

We are taking all necessary measures to make your visit as safe and comfortable as possible. We are implementing safety practices, such as limiting the number of patients in our waiting rooms and sanitizing throughout the day. We also have adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) for our entire staff as well as each patient.

Many patients who require medical attention have voluntarily, and understandably, stayed away from doctors’ offices and emergency departments out of fear of exposure to COVID-19. However, many of our patients with chronic conditions may be endangering their health by avoiding care. Chronic conditions may worsen by not receiving appropriate treatment.

Research has shown that after hurricanes Sandy and Maria (Puerto Rico), lack of access to healthcare led to worsening healthcare outcomes for patients with chronic healthcare needs. We are committed to doing everything possible to prevent that outcome.

Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates is preparing to see patients in our three locations. Please monitor our Facebook page or visit our website for updates regarding office visits, patient safety, testing and all hospital service-related information. You may also call our office at (908) 788-1710.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

In good health,
Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates and Staff

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At Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates (HCA) we are taking a proactive approach in safeguarding our patients to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, we urge you to call the Hunterdon Medical Center (HMC) patient hotline at 908 788-6440 or contact your primary care physician as soon as possible. In addition, we ask that, if you believe you have potentially been exposed to someone who is demonstrating symptoms, or has been diagnosed with COVID19, that you contact our office and speak with a staff member who will ask you several questions to determine whether you should be seen in our office, the emergency department or by your primary care physician.

We are scheduling patients currently utilizing the CDC, Cardiology Society and the Department of Health recommendations (sanitizing, social distancing and screening patients before they enter the practice). We are always available for your urgent questions and will continue to have a cardiologist on call 24/7.

In the meantime, we ask that you keep yourself informed by logging on to the CDC (WEBSITE) for the latest information ensuring that you follow their recommendation in reducing the spread of coronavirus (avoiding close contact with others as much as possible).

We all must do our part to flatten the curve and stall the spread of this virus.

As information changes in our communities, the state of NJ and the CDC, we will continue to keep you informed.

Wishing all of our patients good health.