MASK IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES WITH OUR BUILDING.
We are NOT accepting New Adult Patients.
We are accepting Newborns and Adolescents transitioning from pediatric care.
Please note that due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, our practice's phone lines are experiencing significantly increased demand.
Important message about changes at CNY Family Care
If you are new to CNY Family Care's Newsletter, WELCOME! If you've been a long-time follower, THANK YOU. As you may have already seen, we are going through some changes. Our website has been beautifully re-done, making it more modern and easier to use. Soon, we will be changing our newsletter. In the near future, more changes will be introduced to make your experience with us more enjoyable.
We at CNY Family Care continue to closely monitor the Coronavirus in our community and take measures to keep our patients and staff safe. The safety measures previously established within our office to minimize the risk to our patient population and community are still in place. However, we have discontinued taking new adult patients at this time.
If you are sick, please call the office first before coming to your appointment.
We ask that patients only come to their appointments if possible. We are still offering Telemedicine Video Visits for those patients who cannot be seen in the
office. Video Visit appointments are offered for acute and routine follow-up appointments.
Please have patience with our staff. We are still experiencing extremely high call volumes and trying to answer your calls as quickly as possible. If you do not have an emergent need, please utilize the patient portal to communicate with your care team.
These are still stressful times, and we are here to take care of your medical needs. We encourage you to continue to take whatever precautions you feel are necessary to protect yourself and your families.
Key Points for Our Patients to Know Before Coming
into the Office:
We are still screening our patients for symptoms and exposure risk before their appointment to mitigate the spread of COVID 19.
- Shortness of breath
- Sinus Infection
- Sore Throat
- Muscle and/or Body Aches
- Nausea and/or Vomiting
- New Loss of Taste and/ or Smell,
Please call to notify us BEFORE your appointment.
- You may be screened more than once.
- We require all patients entering our practice to wear a face mask or cloth face covering.
Telemedicine visits are available under certain circumstances, such as exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or having had recent exposure to someone with COVID-19.
COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE AS OF 4/29/22
- Ages 5-11: Two doses of Pfizer (21 days apart); these ages are not eligible for a booster.
- Ages 12-17: Two doses of Pfizer (21 days apart); booster 5 months after the second dose.
- Ages 18+: Two doses of Pfizer (21 days apart); booster five months after the second dose OR Two doses of Moderna (28 days apart); booster six months after second dose OR Single dose of Johnson & Johnson; booster two months after a single dose.
- Additional Dose for Immunocompromised People: Certain moderately to severely immunocompromised people, ages 5+ should get a third dose of the vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated. If you are eligible, you should get this additional dose 28 days after your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and before you get a booster shot. Consult with your healthcare provider for further guidance.
COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule for People Who Are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised:
- Pfizer-BioNTech: (ages 5-11) Dose 1 / Dose 2, 21 days after dose 1/ Dose 3, at least 28 days after dose 2.
- Pfizer-BioNTech: (ages 12 years and older) Dose 1 / Dose 2, 21 days after dose 1/ Dose 3, at least 28 days after dose 2/ Booster dose at least 3 months after dose 3.
- Moderna: (ages 18 years and older) Dose 1/ Dose 2, 28 days after dose 1/ Dose 3, at least 28 days after dose 2/ Booster dose at least 3 months after dose 3.
- Janssen: (ages 18 years and older) Dose 1/ Additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after dose 1/ Booster dose at least 2 months after additional dose.
**Children ages 5-11 years are not recommended to receive a booster dose. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine authorized as a booster dose for adolescents aged 12-17 years.**
Where to find the vaccine?
- The COVID-19 Booster doses are widely available.
- Check the COVID-19 vaccine finder, local pharmacies, health departments, clinics, and state or federally qualified health centers like the NYS Expo Center at the Fairgrounds. You may have to look into other locations across New York.
- You can contact your local pharmacy to see if they are administering booster doses.
- You don't need anything from your PCP saying you are eligible.
For more information about eligibility and where you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster, visit the websites below.
For up-to-date COVID-19 information for Onondaga County, please visit covid19.ongov.net/vaccine.
If you need access to a self-attestation or isolation form, please click on "Self-Attestation of Quarantine" or "Self-Attestation of Isolation."
CDC Estimates 3/4 kids have had Covid Infections
Three out of every four U.S. children have been infected with the coronavirus and more than half of all Americans had signs of previous infections, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers estimated in a report Tuesday.
FREE COVID-19 HOME TEST KITS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.
Free at-home COVID-19 test kits
Visit one of the two sites below to order yours today.
https://www.covidtests.gov/ or https://special.usps.com/testkits
For up-to-date, detailed information on NY State's rollout plan, vaccine eligibility, and schedule an appointment to get vaccinated, please visit https://covid19.ongov.net/vaccine/.
Smoking Rates Drop for Americans Battling Depressing, Substance Abuse
Folks who struggle with depression and substance use disorders often tend to be smokers, but a new study finds that smoking rates among these vulnerable Americans have fallen significantly.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help protect children and produce thriving families.
National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sexual harassment, assault, and abuse can happen anywhere, including online spaces. For too long, harassment, cyberbullying, and sexual abuse and exploitation have come to be expected as typical and unavoidable behaviors online. Building Safe Online Spaces Together is possible when we practice digital consent, intervene when we see harmful content and behaviors, and promote online communities that value respect, inclusion, and safety.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
National Stress Awareness Month
Sponsored by The Health Resource Network (HRN), National Stress Awareness Month is an annual campaign that began in 1992 and has taken place every April since.
During this month, health care professionals unite to raise awareness of what effects stress has on people's everyday wellness and what can be done to combat it. Public forums, discussion groups, and other informative community events are employed to shed more light on the health impacts of stress.
When sending messages to your Medical team using the patient portal, please ONLY DISCUSS INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF. The patient portal is meant to talk about your medical information with your medical team only. If you need to discuss another patient, please have that patient use their patient portal account or contact our Office.
Clerical & Nursing Staff Needed!
CNY Family Care, LLP offers a competitive salary/DOE and comprehensive benefits. If you want to apply your skills in a friendly, positive, and pleasant work environment, click below and apply TODAY!
Why CNY Family Care?
- CNY Family Care offers a variety of positions and plenty of opportunities for you to grow and advance in your career.
- Education Programs such as tuition assistance to staff members interested in furthering their education or degree in healthcare.
- Competitive benefits include health, dental and vision coverage, paid vacations, holidays, 401K, and company matching and profit-sharing. On top of those other benefits, CNY Family care offers an employee assistance program and weekend and evening shift differential.
Positions Available for:
- Nurses (RN, LPN, & MA)
- Health Information Technology
- Medical Reception
- Registered Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist
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