Important Alerts
Office and Urgent Care Closures

Effective September 10, 2023, Carroll Gardens Urgent Care is closed.

Effective September 8, 2023, Plainview radiology is closed.

The Croton-on-Hudson lab, the Mahopac lab and the Patterson lab are temporarily closed until October 31, 2023.

The Women’s Health Center lab Poughkeepsie will be temporarily closed until October 31, 2023.

The Fishkill Merritt Campus lab will be temporarily closed from September 25 – October 8, 2023.

The Jefferson Valley Campus lab will be temporarily closed on September 30 and Saturdays for the month of October (October 7, 14, 21, and 28).

Effective August 15, the pediatric and internal medicine offices at 2440 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ are closed and providers have transition to surrounding locations.

April 29, the Drive-Thru COVID-19 RNA testing locations are closed. For COVID-19 testing visit one of our Urgent care offices.


Attention former CareMount Medical patients: A new and improved Patient Portal is here.

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COVID-19 Information and Updates

At this time, we currently don’t offer the new Monovalent vaccine. We will update the website when it becomes available, please check back for updates.

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Differences in immune response and infection type can affect what symptoms arise. Common symptoms of infections include:

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Coughing


Optum physicians are highly skilled in caring for a wide range of infections. We specialize in caring for:

  • Bacterial infections
  • Cellulitis (skin infection)
  • Chronic infections (long-term infections)
  • Communicable diseases (illnesses that can be caught from people, animals or objects)
  • COVID-19
  • HIV exposure (a virus that attacks white blood cells that fight infection)
  • Osteomyelitis (a bone infection)
  • Parasitic diseases (illness caused by an organism living in the body — e.g. a tapeworm)
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections (infections of the parts of the body that handles urine)
  • Tuberculosis (an infection of the lungs caused by bacteria)
  • Wounds


Most infections can be treated by a single prescription of oral medication (pills). We provide a wide array of oral medications as well as alternative treatments and additional services.

  • Antibiotics
  • Antivirals
  • Antifungals
  • Antiparasitics
  • Home infusion care
  • Infectious disease consultations in both offices and hospitals
  • Travel medicine (including expert advice on vaccines and shots)
  • and more

Preventing infectious diseases

You can get an infectious disease in a variety of ways like physical contact with an infected person, a parasite or an exposed open wound. Preventing infectious diseases focuses on hygiene, which makes it difficult for the organism to spread.

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly after coming in contact with someone who is ill, animals or animal droppings.
  • Keep your hands away from your mouth and nose.
  • Maintain a hygienic, sanitary household with special attention to the kitchen and bathroom(s).
  • Avoid people who are coughing or sneezing. If you must cough or sneeze, do so in your elbow to limit the spread of any infections.
  • Stay up-to-date on vaccinations to reduce the risk of viral infections.
  • Keep all open wounds clean and covered.
  • Avoid insect bites by covering up and using insect repellent.
  • Drink or eat food only from trusted sources.

Medical care and help

If you think you may have an infection, stay away from others until you are able to see a doctor. Start by scheduling an appointment with your primary care physician who can prescribe medication and help you find a specialist if needed.

To find an infectious disease specialist near you, visit our Provider page.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

Contact us if you have any questions.