COVID-19 Update: Learn how New York Proton Center is taking all the necessary precautions to keep you safe.

COVID-19: Our Commitment to Keeping You Safe

A message from Charles B. Simone, II, MD, FACRO, Chief Medical Officer and Jonathan Weinbach, Chief Executive Officer

Although the number of new COVID-19 cases in New York City has declined significantly, the health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors to the New York Proton Center remains our top priority. We continue to follow guidance from the CDC and state and federal health officials to ensure that we are adapting our operations to exceed safety recommendations and minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

 

We continue to take an abundance of precautionary measures for everyone’s safety.

All staff and patients are required to wear a mask while in the facility.

Appropriate social distancing is required throughout the building.

Visitors are limited to one for adult patients and two for pediatric patients.

Hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the building.

Additional precautions

For Patients & Staff

All patients and staff must complete a daily COVID-19 screening questionnaire. Anyone identified as potentially sick with a viral infection or anyone answering ‘yes’ to any of our screening questions will receive further assessment by our staff.

 

Patients also have the option of having their consultation and follow-up visits through video calls (telemedicine).

 

We have quarantine requirements for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients and staff that are much more rigid than those required by other health organizations.

 

Any employee showing signs of illness must stay home.

 

 

Heightened Disinfection Practices

Our housekeeping team performs thorough alcohol-based cleaning and sanitizing of all public areas within the facility frequently throughout the day.

 

Treatment rooms, exam rooms and changing rooms are cleaned and fully sanitized after every patient.

 

"I want to thank the entire staff at the Proton Center from the parking lot attendant to the cleaning crew who diligently keep the facility both clean and properly sanitized, to the dosimetrists who worked so diligently on the proper planning for my treatment."
– Grateful New York Proton Center patient

Full recovery from the pandemic will take time, but your treatment cannot and should not wait.

 

 

We will continue to do everything we can to ensure the New York Proton Center is one of the safest places a person could visit, and that we maintain the highest possible level of infection control procedures. We want you to be comfortable in that knowledge when you visit us for your care.

How can we help?

Want to find out if proton therapy might be a good fit for you or your patient? Call us at 833-NYPROTON (833-697-7686) or fill out the appropriate form below.