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Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should Know

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Some types of cancer and treatments may increase your risk of developing serious complications from a coronavirus infection. Learn about how patients with cancer can protect themselves and what they should do if they have symptoms of an infection.

Source: Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should Know


Appointment Availability

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Due to the current public health crisis, we have made the decision to limit available appointments for non-urgent matters. We will continue to see cancer patients that are currently undergoing treatment, as well as post surgical and patients with urgent concerns.

This crisis will also affect our capacity to see new patients. In order to limit the strain on the hospital's resources as well as reduce unecessary exposure to patients and staff, we will not be scheduleing non-critical new patients at this time.

Please contact our office with any questions at (518) 458-1390. We will update our plan as the situation changes. Thank you for your understanding.


Important: New Visitor Policy *UPDATED*

Friday, March 13th, 2020

03/18/2020**UPDATE**

Effective immediately, visitors will not be allowed into our our office. Patients that have a scheduled appointment will be allowed into the waiting room and will be screened prior to being admitted into the clinic area.

 

03/16/2020**UPDATE**

Due to the increasing risk, WCCA will no longer permit any visitors in the clinic or chemotherapy suite. We appreciate your understanding in this difficult time.

Effective immediately, WCCA is implementing a restricted visitor policy. No visitors will be allowed into the chemotherapy infusion suite. Friends or family members that accompany a patient will be asked to wait in the reception area (as space permits) or return when the treatment is completed. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

In addition, patients with physician appointments will be limited to one adult visitor. There will be no visitors under age 16 allowed in the office. Arrangements may be made in advance to allow more than one visitor should circumstances require.

As we have previously advised, do not come to the office if you are experiencing fever or respiratory symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath. Contact our office first at 518-458-1390.

This policy is intended to decrease potential exposure to our patients and staff during this pandemic. This policy will be revised accordingly as circumstances change.


Coronavirus 2019: What People With Cancer Need to Know

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Cases of coronavirus disease 2019 have arisen all over the world. Here’s what people with cancer and cancer survivors need to know about the disease.

Source: Coronavirus 2019: What People With Cancer Need to Know


Office Closed – Presidents’ Day

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

Our office will be closed Monday, February 17, 2020, in honor of

Presidents' Day. We will reopen on Tuesday.