Stony Brook University Hospital reopens triage site due to COVID-19 spike
Stony Brook University Hospital has announced it is reopening its “forward triage” site due to the recent COVID-19 spike on Long Island. The site will be located at the Ambulatory Care Pavilion.
Patients who arrive at the emergency room between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. are being asked to stay in their cars, where a member of the staff will determine the correct emergency care setting.
Hospital staff will then direct patients to go to the main Emergency Department or to the coronavirus triage location.
Officials say the site aims to limit patients with suspected COVID-19 from comingling with people coming to the hospital for other medical services.
After seeing nearly 2,600 patients, Stony Brook Medicine closed its “forward triage” site back in May after a decline in patient visits.
The site staffed with board-certified emergency medicine physicians and emergency medicine nurses was open from March 9 to May 4.
The state drive-thru testing site located in Stony Brook University’s South P Lot off Stony Brook Road remains open.
Residents looking to get tested must make appointments in advance by phone at 888-364-3065 or online by clicking here. The site is open seven days a week, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.