News and Announcements
August 13, 2014
As many of you know from news reports, there has been an outbreak of the ebola virus this summer, primarily affecting individuals in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, with a handful of cases also in Nigeria. While the risk to the Yale community is very small, we are nonetheless closely monitoring information about the virus and following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We have found that the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) have the best sources of updated information. Based on the information available from experts, no special precautions are recommended now for anyone in the United States.
While it is highly unlikely that anyone in our campus community will be affected, we encourage those who have health concerns to contact their health care provider. We also know that there are members of the Yale community who have family and friends in the countries that have been hard hit. There are many resources available for those who are worried and need someone to talk with. Some of these include:
Masters and Deans
Office of International Students and Scholars
Mental Health and Counseling (for students)
Yale Counseling & Support Services (for employees) 1-800-327-9240
If additional information becomes available, we will update you.
Director, Yale Health
There is a confirmed case of measles in a New Haven county adult. The best way to prevent measles is to be vaccinated. For more information visit: http://www.cdc.gov/measles/.
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Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall on its atorvastatin products. The Yale Health Pharmacy does not stock Ranbaxy atorvastatin.
If you have received atorvastatin from any other pharmacy you may want to call that pharmacy to discuss the issue.
If you have any questions please contact the Yale Health Pharmacy at 203-432-0033, press 1 and then press 4 to speak to a member of the Pharmacy staff.
The recent merger of Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) with the Hospital of St. Raphael has created changes in the New Haven healthcare landscape.
Many questions remain about the type of services that will be available at the two campuses of Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Our physicians, care coordinators and specialty consultants are currently working only at the YNHH York Street Campus (the pre-merger Yale-New Haven facility).
When necessary, you should continue to use only the YNHH York Street emergency room.
If you require admission, you should request to be admitted to the York Street facility where you will be treated by the doctors who know you best.
If you have any questions, please call Member Services at 203-432-0246 or Care Coordination at 203-436-5791.
Yale Health has been recognized as a model of 21st-century primary care by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), which awarded the organization a perfect score for its accomplishments as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).
Listen to Dr. Madeline Wilson discuss what getting care in a patient-centered medical home means to a patient.