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Non-COVID19 Patient Related Health Issues

St. Mary’s General Remains Open for All Medical Emergencies - Not Just COVID-19

Patients Suffering Emergencies, Such as Heart Attacks or Strokes, Should Not Delay Care and Still Visit ER

Ensuring safe access to emergency medical care continues to be important, even during a pandemic. The Emergency Department physicians and staff at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Passaic, NJ remain available to serve emergency needs for non-COVID related issues.

Patients should not delay care when needed, especially for conditions such as heart attack or stroke where early diagnosis and treatment can be lifesaving.

Recent trends suggest that patients are not seeking care for emergencies and delays in diagnosis are leading to poor outcomes. Stay-at-home orders issued by public health agencies make exceptions for those in need of emergency medical treatments. Those experiencing signs of a heart attack or stroke, such as chest pain or sudden muscle weakness, should still call 911 or visit the emergency room immediately.

We are well prepared to handle non-COVID emergencies and have special expertise in the following areas:

  • State Certified Stroke Center
  • State Designated Heart Center & STEMI Program
  • Specialized Senior Care Unit

St. Mary's General is following all state, local and federal guidelines to safeguard our staff and protect other patients from exposure.

Those experiencing mild flu-like symptoms should consult with their primary care physician while taking precautions to self-isolate and limit contact with family members while at home. Thos with symptoms that worsen, including a consistent cough and fever - should visit an emergency room as soon as possible.

Information on the potential warning SIGNS OF A HEART ATTACK
Information on the SIGNS OF A STROKE