Mon. Nov 28th, 2022

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Upstate Medical College’s Public Well being Hotline has expanded its hours as circumstances of RSV and flu is on the rise locally. The hotline will reply calls from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days per week, starting Monday, November 28.

The Public Well being Hotline quantity is 315-464-3979.

“Individuals have many questions, most just lately about RSV and the flu, from symptom administration to when ought to my little one see a physician,” stated Joey Angelina, RN, MS, who co-directs the hotline with Michele Caliva, MA, BSN, RN, CSPI. “Our workforce of Upstate nurses shall be accessible to reply questions and get you on the trail to feeling higher.”

In case you are in search of skilled assist, Michele Caliva says that the hotline can have a particular focus, particularly in relation to youngsters with RSV.

“Nurses will let you realize if you ought to be seen by your major care doctor, or whether or not you are taking your little one to Golisano After Hours Care or the Pediatric emergency room,” Caliva stated.

Angelina and Caliva say that the knowledge hotline is just not 911 and when you want medical help you must all the time be directed to 911.

Golisano After Hours expanded its hours starting Monday, November 14, to deal with the rising variety of youngsters with respiratory points and different sicknesses.

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