Welcome to Jamaica Hospital’s COVID-19 Resource Center

We thank you for supporting our hospital as we continue to make necessary adjustments to properly protect and care for the health of our community. Here you can find the most recent updates and information pertaining to our hospital and clinics during this time.

Healthcare Services Updates

It is important that you do not delay caring for your health. Many of our services have remained open, and we have put several protections in place to make our hospital safe for patients to seek in-person healthcare. Services that are currently open to the public include our:

To schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained physicians please visit our home page and choose a specialty under “Clinical Services.” We also invite you to utilize our Find A Doctor tool to search our directory of physicians by name, specialty, languages spoken and other criteria.

Temporary Visitation Policies

As of Tuesday, December 28th, 2021, we are allowing visiting hours on a limited basis on some patient units. All visitors are required to comply with our strict safety guidelines before being permitted on any patient units. Please Click Here to view our updated visitation hours and guidelines.

COVID Testing

A COVID test can show if you have an active coronavirus infection and if you need to take the necessary steps to quarantine or isolate yourself from others.

Jamaica Hospital, including its Emergency Department, does NOT provide COVID-19 tests for persons who have no symptoms of COVID-19, or do not need a screening exam for an emerency medical condition.

Please visit the center closest to you to make an appointment.

Our Commitment To Safety

Jamaica Hospital has implemented strict safety precautions in accordance with CDC guidelines to protect the health of our patients, visitors and employees. To learn more about our measures to keep you safe, please click below:

Modified Appointment Schedule – To eliminate overcrowding in our patient care areas, we are limiting appointments. This will reduce waiting times and help us manage proper social distancing policies.
Pre-Registration – To avoid spending unnecessary time in waiting areas, patients will have the opportunity to complete all paperwork remotely before they arrive.
Screenings – Designated hospital employees will greet all patients and screen them for COVID-like symptoms upon arrival.
Disinfection and Cleaning – Our team remains dedicated to thoroughly and repeatedly disinfecting and cleaning all patient care areas in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Limited Companions – For everyone’s safety and to avoid over crowding, only parents or other required companions are permitted to accompany patients during their appointments.
Protective Equipment – All employees will be wearing appropriate level personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times. All patients will be required to wear a face mask as well.
Working Together – All patients should monitor their health and report if they have tested positive for COVID-19, come in contact with someone who tested positive, or experienced any related symptoms in the last 14 days.

Obtaining A Death Certificate

If you have lost a loved one due to COVID-19 and need help with funeral costs, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing financial assistance for those who qualify.

Families or loved ones requesting assistance can click HERE to receive more information on the FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance program.

Potential applicants are encouraged to gather the necessary documentation required by FEMA this includes an official death certificate with a confidential medical report that attributes the death to COVID-19.

A copy of the death certificate can be requested by visiting the New York City Department of Health website at

 

Donations

Serving one of the areas hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamaica Hospital’s front-line employees have been working tirelessly to treat the large number of patients and families affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. We are accepting donations to help us as we provide care to our community. Donate Now.