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February 14, 2013        Print version


Adult Immunization and Screening Clinics move to Appointment-based Scheduling

The Dutchess County Department of Health has announced it will be moving all of its clinics to an appointment-based system to better meet residents’ needs. Beginning March 11th, the Adult Immunization and Screening Clinics will transition to an appointment-based system to reduce waiting times.

“As part of County-wide efforts to improve services and maximize efficiency, we are pleased to begin appointment-based scheduling for all our clinics, allowing us to better allocate staff and reduce waiting times,” said Michael C. Caldwell, MD, MPH, Dutchess County Commissioner of Health.  “Appointment-based scheduling worked extremely well for our Children’s Immunization Clinics and we are pleased to expand this service to all of our clinics in order to better meet people’s needs.”

The Department will now be able to offer residents appointments Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, except holidays.  In addition to being able to make appointments by email and receive text reminders, the Department has created a single phone number for all clinics to improve resident’s access to information and to schedule an appointment.  The new number is 845-486-3535.  Individuals may also send appointment requests via e-mail at Clinics@DutchessNY.gov.

"Offering our residents the ability to schedule their immunizations and screening appointments reduces the amount time spent in the waiting room," said Caldwell. "This is just one of the many ways we are working to ensure Dutchess County remains one of the healthiest counties in New York State."

Dutchess County's Clinics are held at the Dutchess County Department of Health, 387 Main Street in the City of Poughkeepsie. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Dutchess County Immunization Program at (845) 486-3535 or Clinics@DutchessNY.gov.

 

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A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH,Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health
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