IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM METROPOLITAN FAMILY HEALTH NETWORK:
CLOSURE OF BERGEN AVENUE SITE
This announcement serves to inform the community that effective December 31, 2020, Metropolitan Family Health Network’s (MFHN) site at 857 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, will close. MFHN will continue providing care at the main MFHN site, located at 935 Garfield Avenue in Jersey City, and the West New York site, located at 5300 Bergenline Avenue.
The healthcare providers and staff members who cared for patients at Bergen Avenue will continue care at the Garfield Avenue site. The MFHN van transportation will remain available for Bergen Avenue patients upon request.
We understand this closure may be an inconvenience for some patients, and that they may wish to transfer their care to another primary care provider. MFHN will assist in finding new doctors and transferring medical records. Please phone 201-478-5800 with any questions or requests.
In 2021, Metropolitan Family Health Network plans to open a new location where it will provide the services that were offered at the Bergen Avenue site. Information on the opening will be posted at MetropolitanFHN.com and on the MFHN social media platforms.
Come to Metropolitan Family Health Network for Care —
935 Garfield Avenue, Jersey City — Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5300 Bergenline Avenue, West New York — Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Be Tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19) at Metropolitan Family Health Network
You may have Coronavirus and not know it. This can be dangerous because you can spread the virus to others.
Get tested so you can protect yourself and others! Come to our 935 Garfield Avenue site in Jersey City for –
Antigen (Nasal Swab) Testing to see if you currently have Coronavirus. By appointment only, Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.; and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Antibody Testing – a quick blood test done in our Lab to determine if you may have had Coronavirus. Available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
MFHN now has Telehealth! Visit your MFHN health care providers from the safety and comfort of your home.
Telehealth may be used for established patient visits, annual wellness visits, medication refills, and consultations. Call 201-478-5827 to set up a Telehealth appointment. Click here for more information.
Know the best ways to protect against COVID-19
The U.S. has COVID-19 vaccines that are safe and more than 90% effective. New Jersey will roll out COVID-19 vaccines in a phased approach to all adults who live, work, or are being educated in the State. New Jersey aims to vaccinate 70% of the adult population within six months. Speak with your MFHN provider about the vaccines. You may also pre-register to receive the vaccine at the State’s vaccination registration portal: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine.
The best way to prevent getting COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The CDC recommends these preventive actions to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases:
- Practice social distancing – keep at least 6 feet between yourself and other people.
- Do not gather in groups. Stay out of crowded places.
- New Jersey requires that everyone wear a face mask in public that covers the nose and mouth. The only exceptions: those who cannot do so for medical reasons, and children 2 years of age and younger.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; coming in from outside; before eating; after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; and if your hands are visibly dirty. Soap and water are always best! If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue or your arm (dispose of the used tissue immediately).
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as doorknobs, faucet handles, refrigerator and oven doors, countertops, etc., using a regular household disinfectant spray or wipe.
- Get tested often! MFHN offers COVID-19 testing — see information above.
Information About COVID-19
If you, a family member or friend is experiencing any flu, cold, fever, cough and/or shortness of breath symptoms, please call us at 201-478-5827 and speak with one of our providers as soon as possible. Our providers will determine if you have the signs and symptoms of Coronavirus and, if necessary, will refer you for testing.
If you or a member of your household has fever, flu-like symptoms, cough and/or shortness of breath, or if you or a member of your household has recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please call us for recommendations.
MFHN strictly adheres to – and exceeds – standards for infection control on a daily basis. The use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, gloves, gowns and protective eyewear, as well as the use of disinfectants, up-to-date sterilization protocols, dedicated hand washing, and one-time use of disposable materials has facilitated a safe environment for our patients and staff.
As a result of the current COVID-19 guidelines, we must limit our Dental Department services to:
• Denture Fabrication
• Emergency Treatment
We must all continue working together to ensure everyone’s safety. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
If you have general questions about COVID-19, please call the NJ COVID-19 & Poison Center Public Hotline at 1-800-962-1253 or 1-800-222-1222. Trained professionals are standing by to answer your call 24/7 OR visit nj.gov/health. (The Hotline is not to locate testing, to get test results, or for medical advice.)
Metropolitan Family Health Network is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides a comprehensive roster of ambulatory health care services. We are dedicated to making high-quality, affordable health care accessible to all of the residents of Hudson County, particularly those in our underserved communities.
It’s the law: All New Jersey residents must have health coverage or pay a penalty, unless qualified for an exemption.
Get FREE Help with Open Enrollment for Health Insurance at MFHN! Our Certified Application Counselors will help you find the plan and price on the Marketplace that’s right for you. Call 201-478-5827 for an appointment.
Your Health Information is Private
The HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Privacy Rule is a Federal law that gives you rights over your health information and sets guidelines about who can look at and receive your health information. This applies to all forms of health information — written, oral and electronic (computerized).
News and Events
View the 2019 Metropolitan Family Health Network Annual Report and learn more about our organization and accomplishments.
Metropolitan Family Health Network (MFHN) is Recruiting Community Board Members.
Metropolitan Family Health Network (MFHN) is seeking individuals to serve on the MFHN Board of Trustees. Candidates must be acquainted with the Hudson County community, and committed to furthering MFHN's mission of making high-quality, affordable health care services accessible to the people of this area (especially those who are unserved, uninsured, under-insured and homeless). Candidates are required to live and/or work in Hudson County and commit to attending monthly evening meetings. Please click here for position details and how to submit resume.
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