PARAMUS, NJ - While the COVID-19 testing site at Bergen County Community College continues to be busy with people lining up in their cars more than an hour before the site opens at 8 a.m., according to socia media videos, there’s no need to leave your house and risk further exposure.
If you have a concern about symptoms you are experiencing, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center has expanded their Telehealth service to screen patients for COVID-19. Telehealth consultations with an infectious disease physician are also available if necessary.
Patients can access our Telehealth platform, Bergen New Bridge Cares at 201-204-0712
You can learn more about the symptoms of COVID-19 by checking out the CDC web site.
If you feel sick, call your primary care provider or our Emergency Department first. Please do not directly go to an emergency department or provider prior to calling to alert them to your situation.
Bergen New Bridge is Here for You with Education, Care and Support
At Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, we are taking extensive precautions to protect all those we care for, our staff, and the communities we serve. We have the supplies we need and are expanding our preparedness efforts daily. We are following the guidelines of the CDC and the NJDOH and remain updated to all pertinent information regarding this rapidly evolving situation.
Effective immediately, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center has suspended visitation until further notice.
The situation surrounding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to evolve and changes occur quickly. We are taking this proactive precaution to protect our patients, long term care residents, staff, and the communities we serve. We are sensitive to the separation this suspension causes those in our care and their loved ones, however guided by County, State, and Federal authorities, this protection measure will also help stop the community spread of the virus.
Families that have questions or concerns may call 201.967.4000 and dial 0 to reach the operator.
Thank you for your understanding and adherence to this policy, put in place to best protect everyone.
Please check with us often as this policy may be updated as events warrant.
Health Recommendations for Everyone:
Our state and federal health partners recommend these simple steps to help us all stay safe
- Wash your hands often with soap and water.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve, not your hands!
- Wash your hands after any coughs or sneezes.
- Stay home if you are sick and avoid sick people.
Remember if you feel sick and have any symptoms of a respiratory illness, call your physician or healthcare provider first. Do not come to an emergency room or a doctor’s office without calling ahead. Your healthcare provider will advise you as to how to best care for yourself.