WIHD COVID-19 Updates

WIHD is open for business and scheduling in person and telehealth visits.

Please contact your program directly for more information.

As news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve please know the safety, security and well-being of our clients and staff remain our primary concern. WIHD has been closely monitoring the Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control for updates and guidance. While navigating this unprecedented situation, we remain committed to our mission of providing services to those who rely on us for their care.

On this page, we will feature all updates from WIHD. Please check back here for frequent updates about our status.

For external resources we’ve compiled about COVID-19, please visit: https://www.wihd.org/external-resources-covid-19/

Last updated: February 4, 2021

WIHD is proud to be an approved distributor of the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is the most effective tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and preventing people from developing serious illness.

Please Note: WIHD is not taking any COVID-19 vaccine appointments at this time. To sign-up for the WIHD COVID-19 Vaccination List, please visit: https://covidvaccine.wihd.org/

To learn more about the COVID-19 Vaccine visit:  https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

WIHD President and CEO, Dr. Susan Fox provides an update on how WIHD is responding to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: https://youtu.be/e6wsA5dqHf A

Dear Patients, Families, Caregivers, and Clients of WIHD:

WIHD is beginning to see patients, clients, and visitors at our Cedarwood Hall location again and we look forward to welcoming you all back. We are taking every precaution to minimize the risks related to the COVID-19 virus outbreak for everyone who enters our building. We need everyone to follow these new guidelines for your own protection and the protection of those around you. We will continue to provide services through telehealth where appropriate and see individuals on-site for services that cannot be done remotely.

If you think that you may have the symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19) please contact us and schedule a telehealth visit.

For additional guidance about reopening, please click here or visit https://bit.ly/wihdreopening.

Date: June 10, 2020

WIHD’s President & CEO, Dr. Susan Fox, provides the WIHD community with an update on how WIHD is adapting to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

To read her letter to the community, please click here or visit https://conta.cc/3aq5WLB.

Date: March 27, 2020

WIHD’s Medical Director, Dr. Elsa Escalera, provides an update on how WIHD’s medical services are adapting to the  COVID-19 pandemic.

To read the letter, provided in both English and Spanish, please click here or visit https://bit.ly/2W6XIn0.

Date: March 10, 2020

*Please note, at the time of this letter, Dr. Escalera was our incoming Medical Director, with Dr. Richard Kessler being the current medical director. On Monday, March 16th, Dr. Escalera became Medical Director of WIHD.

As we weather this storm together, we at WIHD hope you and your loved ones remain well. Through these unprecedented times, WIHD continues to serve the community taking on the new challenges the COVID-19 pandemic  presents every day. Please consider making a donation so we can continue our mission to create better futures for people with disabilities, for vulnerable children and for their families and caregivers.

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