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Samaritan Primary Care Changes in Response to COVID-19

Published on: March 18, 2020

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, the Samaritan Family Health Centers in Cape Vincent, Lacona and Sackets Harbor will temporarily close and all patients will be seen at the larger nearby Health Centers — Clayton, Adams, and LeRay, respectively.

This precautionary measure is being taken to help control patient traffic flow and support staff in these smaller centers. Patients can still call their normal doctor’s office and phone traffic will be routed to the temporary partnering center.

In addition, all patients in the Samaritan Family Health Network should expect some changes to the way in which they visit our Health Centers. More telemedicine options will be available and limiting patients in our waiting rooms are two changes you can expect to see. All patients scheduled for appointments will be called with details to help explain these changes as we respond to the Coronavirus in the best possible way.

We want to remind all community members who have questions or concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19), or who think they have symptoms related to the Coronavirus, to please call Samaritan’s COVID-19 Resource Line at 315-755-3100.

Remember to do your part to stop the spread of germs:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hand
  • Practice social distancing
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Stay home if you’re sick

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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