Hudson Valley Medical Services – Ulster County Area Healthcare Locations
by Dylan Taft
on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 3:35pm.
Ulster County, NY has access to a number of medical centers to meet residents' needs. When I work with buyers looking for Hudson Valley real estate many times it is the peace, quiet, and privacy that appeals to them. However buyers, particularly from more urban areas, like to know that medical services are nearby both for basic care and emergencies. Hospitals and medical centers are spread out generously across Ulster County, NY and the rest of the region so that no matter where you may be, there are medical facilities nearby should you need them.
Three Hospitals Serving Ulster County, NY
Ulster County, NY has three hospitals. In the City of Kingston, NY there are two hospitals: KingstonHospital is a 150-bed, acute-care hospital that provides medical/surgical care, ambulatory, surgical care, diagnostic imaging, and emergency services. Benedictine Hospital, also in Kingston, offers inpatient and outpatient health care services, and is a recognized Community Cancer hospital by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer, a distinction held by only a few hospitals in the Hudson Valley. In Ellenville, NY, located in the southern part of Ulster County, there is the Ellenville Regional Hospital. Wherever you live in Ulster, County, there is a hospital just a short drive away.
More Area Hospitals - Northwest of Ulster County, and East of the Hudson River
For residents in Woodstock, NY or further west on Rte. 28, there is the Margaretville Hospital in the town of Margaretville, NY. Though small (a 15 bed facility) Margaretville Hospital offers emergency care, ambulatory care, laboratory testing, medical imaging, and physical and occupational therapy. If you're in the southern part of Ulster County, like New Paltz, Lloyd, or Highland, NY for example, medical care can also be found across the river in Dutchess County. The Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY is a sprawling, 365 bed hospital that offers cardiac services, cancer care, and women and children's health services. Also in the Mid-Hudson Valley is the Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY; a 68-bed acute care, non-profit hospital providing a comprehensive range of emergency, medical, and surgical services.
Occupational Health Services and Walk-In Emergency Care in Ulster County, NY
Not every circumstance will call for a hospital visit. However some people may not have a personal physician they visit regularly. Others may be unable to see their doctor for whatever reason. That's why FirstCare Walk-In Medical Center in Highland, NY is such an invaluable resource for patients. FirstCare Walk-In Medical Center provides treatment for minor emergencies, illnesses, and injuries. They are open every day including most holidays and provide a respectful, caring, and comfortable environment. Many employers these days require a health screening or drug test for their employees. Emergency One centers are very helpful when either urgent care, or a simple blood test, is needed. Two Emergency One locations, one in Hyde Park, NY and one in Kingston, NY (which serves the Saugerties, NY area as well) offer walk-in emergency care services, as well as on-site, non-emergency programs like hearing tests, drug screening, and OSHA medical exams. Emergency One will work with patients and employers regarding payments, and stay open on weekends and during evening hours to accommodate the working patient.
Other NY Region Facilities
There are more medical centers in the region that are roughly an hour's drive from the Mid-Hudson Valley; or if the situation should call for it: a faster Medevac air-lift. Further north in Albany, NY there is the Albany Medical Center. This 651 bed facility offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region. South of the Hudson Valley is the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY which also offers a wide range of specialty services, adult & elderly medical care, and pediatric services.
No Matter Where You Are in Ulster County, Help is Nearby!
The Hudson Valley region offers a variety of medical care to its residents. We encourage people to research the place that's best for them with regards to their medical condition and the level of treatment needed. In general though Ulster County offers good accessibility to all facilities in the Hudson Valley, so no matter where you may find yourself, medical attention is nearby. Find more info about Hudson Valley medical centers mentioned in this blog and to stay informed on all things Ulster County, keep tuning in to Taft Street Realty!