At first, Martha didn’t know she had contracted Coronavirus. Martha’s symptoms started with a feeling of strong back pain that radiated, and then she developed a fever. As a patient of Sun River Health for the last 18 years, Martha has trusted her care to providers at the health center through both major and minor needs. She came into the health center for COVID-19 testing and three days later received a positive result.
Martha’s high fever continued along with a loss of taste and smell. She said, “It felt awful. I wouldn’t wish those fevers on anyone.”
While Martha’s fever broke after 10 days, she was in quarantine in her home for 40 days. She felt awful and was scared as there were times she had extreme difficulty breathing and considered going to the hospital. During this time, Martha’s doctor checked in on her regularly via telemedicine visits – calling to see how her symptoms were, answering her questions, and ensuring that her prescriptions were correct and filled as needed. During this time, the health center also coordinated home food deliveries for Martha to help ease the burden of not being able to go out and to make sure she was eating to keep her strength up.
This was an experience unlike any other, and Martha said, "If it weren’t for the support that [the health center] provided me - the doctor via telemedicine asking me how I was doing, all of it - it wouldn’t have been possible to come back to where I am now.”
COVID-19 Testing at The Hub
COVID-19 Testing at Peekskill
The Elsie Owens Health Center in Coram
COVID-19 testing in partnership with UJA Federation at the Alpha School in Brooklyn
Staff at Sun River Health’s Poughkeepsie location working hard to ensure patients in the community are getting the health care and support services they need and deserve.
Sun River Health staff in Peekskill at one of our pop-up COVID-19 testing centers, which has allowed us to provide extended testing services to patients in the community.
Sun River Health, AVP of Nursing, Deon Stewart-Miles at our second isolation hotel – Sun River Health is providing support services at these isolation hotels for those recovering from COVID-19 who don’t have anywhere else to go.
Sun River Healthn staff in Haverstraw prepare to start seeing patients at one of Sun River Health’s pop-up COVID-19 testing centers. We have set up these pop-up testing sites to handle increased need for testing, while keeping our staff and the public as safe as possible.