Welcome Back Letter
At Columbia Rheumatology, we are committed to our patients’ safety and health during these challenging times. Patients with essential, urgent, and emergent conditions for whom timely evaluation is required will now be able to be safely evaluated and treated in our facilities.
Throughout the pandemic, we have continued to put our patients first, as we have throughout our history. We have focused on taking care of our patients and alleviating their pain, suffering, and fear through in-person visits and telemedicine appointments.
We now are returning to normal activities and resuming face-to-face patient care. Both new and current patients are welcomed to all of our practices listed below. Please call our office to schedule an appointment at (212) 305-4308.
- Herbert Irving Pavilion – 161 Fort Washington Avenue, Second Floor, NYC, NY
- ColumbiaDoctors Midtown – 51 West 51st Street, Suite 360, NYC, NY
- ColumbiaDoctors Corlear – 3050 Corlear Avenue, Bronx, NY
- ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown – 155 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY
We are open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. To better safeguard our patients, we have implemented safety procedures for in-person visits, such as pre-visit temperature and symptom checks at the door and mandatory face masks for all staff and patients. Our staff wears appropriate protective gear such as gowns and gloves.
All Columbia Rheumatology providers also continue to offer telehealth appointments for new and current patients. Patients can contact their provider to see if a telehealth alternative is available and appropriate for their follow-up appointments. During a telehealth appointment, patients connect to their providers with a smartphone or tablet using our electronic medical record, EPIC’s MyChart portal. This virtual connection system is secure and HIPAA compliant.
While these are concerning times, we are here and committed to providing the highest quality care in the safest environment possible. We will share new information as it becomes available.
Thank you and stay safe.
Division of Rheumatology
Department of Medicine
Columbia University Irving Medical Center