Care Around the Clock
University Hospital is here for you, your families and our community. On behalf of our entire team, our doors are open and we are providing Care Around the Clock. While we are all experiencing some tough times, we are Newark-strong and remain committed to your health and well-being. We know that during these times, going to the doctor or the hospital might seem scary. If you need to see a doctor, please call. Or, if it is urgent and cannot wait, please come to University Hospital. Our Emergency Department remains available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. As always, if you are experiencing chest pain, difficulty breathing, or any other serious symptoms, please call 9-1-1.
University Hospital is ensuring the safety of those that enter our hospital each and every day.
How is University Hospital keeping patients and staff safe?
- Screening: Every person entering the hospital and surrounding buildings is screened for COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever and cough.
- Face masks: Everyone, including healthcare personnel, must wear a face mask at all times.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Face masks, gowns, and gloves are worn by our staff. And, we have enough PPE for staff.
- Hand hygiene: Hand washing with soap and water is a must, and hand sanitizer stations are posted throughout our buildings.
- Visitors: Patients may now have one visitor at a time. Exceptions exist in the following limited circumstances (subject to change). Please see http://www.uhnj.org/covid-19/visitor-restrictions.html for our current visitor policy.
- Public spaces: All areas, including waiting rooms and elevators, are cleaned throughout the day.
- Physical distancing: We ask that everyone keep a minimum of six (6) feet from one another.
If I don't need to go to the ER but still need a doctor, what can I do?
You can talk to your doctor on the phone or through video, also known as telehealth or telemedicine. Most of our offices are open and ready to see you, including Pediatrics, OB/GYN and Primary Care. Our expert specialists are here for you, too. Please call the specific office directly or call (973)972-9000 to schedule an appointment through the phone, video or possibly in person. You can also log into MyChart to ask for an appointment.
What should I do if I am experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, asthma attack or stroke?
Heart attacks, asthma attacks, and strokes can happen at any time, day or night. Some of the symptoms of a heart attack or stroke are: chest pain, difficulty breathing, loss of balance, trouble lifting your arms, or feeling weak. Symptoms of an asthma attack include: coughing that won't stop, wheezing, breathing quickly, and difficulty talking. If you, or someone you know, is feeling any of these symptoms, please call 9-1-1.
While COVID-19 has brought many changes, we will continue to face these challenges as we always have - together.