Important Alerts
Office and Urgent Care Closures

On Wed. July 17, all Urgent Care offices located in Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster and Westchester counties will be closing at 5pm EST, and will reopen on Thurs. July 18 at 8am EST.

Cardiology-Jersey City is temporarily closed, while Cardiology-Newark is closed permanently.

The Croton-on-Hudson lab and the Patterson lab are temporarily closed until further notice.


Effective June 24, 2024, Charles Kutler, MD has moved to the Poughkeepsie Columbia Campus located at 30 Columbia Street, NY 12601.

Effective June 17, 2024, Maryanne Wysell, MD, Jason Rubin, MD, FACP,  and Saad Yousuf, MD, have moved back to the Poughkeepsie Columbia Campus located at 30 Columbia Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

To make an appointment with former CareMount Women’s Health, please call the office directly. Online scheduling has been temporarily suspended.

Optum Medical Care, P.C. (formerly CareMount) has upgraded our billing system to ensure that you have a simple, clear and convenient payment experience. To securely view and pay your bills online, visit pay.optum-ny.com.

Effective Tuesday, February 20, 2024, changes have been made to the New York flu clinic hours and locations. Please check the webpage for the most up-to-date information.  

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COVID-19 Information and Updates

The new COVID-19 vaccine is available at our clinics.

Please note available supply below:

– Supply is limited as we receive weekly deliveries.
– Moderna is available for children and adults (ages 6 months and up)

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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.