As the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations rises, the amount of mask-wearing goes down, especially after the CDC announced that it would be safe for all vaccinated individuals to ditch their masks.
Experts expect that common illnesses, such as the common cold, are going to make a comeback. Whether the consequences of the COVID-19 vaccine lead you to stay in as much as possible or resume your pre-pandemic routine, it’s important to take care of yourself. With so much concern over public health and care due to COVID-19, it makes sense to familiarize yourself with the best medical centers in the neighborhood to suit your every need.
Mount Sinai Queens (Astoria- Hospital)
Mount Sinai Queens is dedicated to providing high quality, patient-centered care. The center features a state-of-the-art Emergency Department which is equipped with a wide range of specialty and primary care services and extensively trained professionals.
Mount Sinai offers over 20 medical services, ranging from breast cancer services to dermatology to pediatrics as well as COVID-19 testing. Mount Sinai allows for same-day Appointments so any health concern that requires urgent care can be addressed right away. If contracting COVID-19 is a concern or you just don’t want to travel, they also offer remote care via online consultation, video call, or text.
Elmhurst Hospital Center (Elmhurst- Center)
Elmhurst Hospital Center is one of eleven care centers of NYC Health + Hospitals that is a city public benefit corporation. EHC is equipped with the facilities and staff to serve one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the city.
What sets EHC apart from other hospitals is they’ve been named “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for 2020, making it the fifth consecutive year that EHC has received this designation. EHC makes every effort to serve their diverse community; in addition to the general medical care that’s available at every hospital, they provide mental health, trauma, and rehabilitation programs for struggling patients.
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center (Jamaica- Hospital)
Jamaica Hospital has served Queens residents since 1891. It was named one of America’s 250 best hospitals in 2021 by Healthgrades, making it the second consecutive year that Jamaica has received this distinction. This validation is only awarded to hospitals that rank in the top 5% in the nation for overall clinical excellence.
In addition to its wide range in clinical services typically offered by top hospitals, Jamaica’s emergency department is one of the busiest in all of New York and the only one to exist in South Queens.
Forest Hills Medical Services (Forest Hills- Gynecology)
Forest Hills Medical Services is extremely essential to people with female reproductive systems. They believe in providing patients with comfort and trust. Their office has a spa-like ambiance in order to ensure relaxation and their staff are thorough, gentle, and extremely knowledgeable.
Dr. Nithya Gopal, one of two doctors at FHMS, is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She’s also a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is an active member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She’s just one of the members of the team that will equip patients with the knowledge needed to make healthy decisions. FHMS offers many services such as family planning, diagnostic testing, pregnancy care and delivery, and counseling.
EMU Health (Glendale- Women’s Health and Multispeciality Surgical Center)
EMU Health makes quality medical care extremely accessible to the residents of Queens. Their state of the art facility, acceptance of almost all major insurance providers, and multispecialty center allow for pleasant visits to EMU.
Additionally, EMU’s relationship with major hospitals in the area which include NY Presbyterian, NYU Langone, and North Shore, ensures high-quality care by certified professionals. Patient safety is their number one priority. EMU seeks to maximize the exchange between doctor and patient without sacrificing integrity. EMU provides services such as gynecology, preconception and contraceptive counseling, menopause care, mammograms, cardiology, orthopedics, and surgery.
Beacon Eldercare (Maspeth- Home Care)
Beacon Eldercare is a licensed Home Care Agency that provides health care services to clients within the comfort of their own homes. They typically serve seniors, the chronically and temporarily disabled, and those who live with relatives and need extra support.
Beacon’s Home Health Aides are professional, compassionate, and trustworthy. If COVID-19 has caused you to work multiple jobs, and you have a loved one living at home that requires aid, consider Beacon Eldercare. Especially if the pandemic has made leaving your home to receive health care services a concern, Beacon may also be a good fit for you. See their website here for more information.