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Hunterdon Healthcare to close Respiratory Assessment Tent


As of 6 p.m. on Friday, May 1, Hunterdon Healthcare will close the Respiratory Assessment Tent located at Hunterdon Medical Center. Over the past two weeks, the Respiratory Assessment Tent has seen a decrease in patient volume, which is why the decision was made to close the site.

The tent opened on April 3 to help alleviate volume strain in the emergency department and focus on COVID-19 patients and testing. The tent saw over 520 patients this past month.

Hunterdon Healthcare’s COVID-19 Community Hotline will remain open to help triage and navigate patients to their primary care provider or a designated Respiratory Illness office for further assessment and testing. Hunterdon Healthcare’s COVID-19 Community Hotline is open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The hotline can be reached at 908-788-6440.