Gouverneur Hospital: Your Gateway to Great Care
When you need medical care, start with your community hospital. We provide the following services, as well as referrals for advanced specialist care should you need it.
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Our ER is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week for health emergencies. Our emergency services staff will assess you, provide treatment to stabilize your condition, and determine how and where to provide the best continuing care.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 - 11 a.m.
Certified phlebotomists are on site Monday through Saturday to perform outpatient blood draws and specimen collection: the laboratory sample collection station is conveniently located on the upper level of the west wing of the hospital, in close proximity to the inpatient wing as well as to the primary care center operated by the Community Health Center of the North Country. Most samples are analyzed on site by our licensed staff; specialized or rarely ordered testing may be sent to a state-approved laboratory for analysis.
Hospitalists are medical specialists in the care of hospitalized patients. They are physicians who are "stationed" in the hospital 24/7, ready to attend to patients in the inpatient unit, or to admit patients from the Emergency Department. Because they are here in the hospital at all hours, they allow primary care doctors, PAs, and NPs to see patients in the office setting for preventive care, routine care, and follow-up of specialized care. Our hospitalist physicians are part of our medical staff. They are highly trained and have usually worked in rural hospitals, so they know the medical conditions and issues that arise in regions like ours.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Gouverneur Hospital’s imaging department is staffed by licensed and registered radiological technicians and technologists offering X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, CT, fluoroscopy, bone density, digital mammography and cardiac ultrasound. These services are available Monday through Friday by appointment.
Women’s Health Center
Nicole Weber, MD is an OB/GYN as well as a urogynecologist. She has special training in treatment of disorders of the pelvic floor and organ prolapse. Services are offered for uterine prolapse, heavy periods, painful periods, stress incontinence, sexually transmitted diseases, family planning, breast abnormalities, and more. Services for care leading up to birth, and health management after birth (pre-and-post-natal medicine) are provided at Gouverneur Hospital; birthing (delivery) services are available at the Birthplace at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (night-time technician available for walk-ins from 3:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
Out staff of EKG technicians are available Monday through Friday by appointment to perform tests, which now include Echocardiograms by our trained technician, as directed by your provider.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Our licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants provide services Monday through Friday by appointment. We offer modern therapy equipment in a newly renovated space in the east wing of the hospital, in close proximity to the former Kinney Nursing Home. In August 2014, a new service designed to treat pelvic floor disorders in women was implemented. A newly renovated private treatment room is used to provide confidentiality and comfort during therapy treatments.
Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Why travel out of town when you can see a highly trained orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist at Gouverneur Hospital? Our orthopedic surgeons specialize in everything from hand surgery, pediatric orthopedic surgery, knee, shoulder, and hip surgery, arthroscopy, and more. They received their training and experience at big medical centers like Tufts University, McGill University, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Consultations available: call 315-261-5850.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 pm. (a Respiratory Therapist is on-call 24/7 for emergencies after normal business hours)
Our respiratory therapists provide care for patients admitted to our inpatient unit, as well as outpatient care by appointment. Sleep disorders diagnosis and treatment program started August, 2014. The Sleep Lab is located in the new Hospital.
Patients may be admitted to Gouverneur Hospital for acute medical care upon the request of their practitioner. The Hospital has newly constructed, modern acute care rooms located in the west wing, where patients receive high-quality care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visitors should check in at the registration desk on the upper floor of the west wing. Those needing rehabilitation services to help with the transition from hospital to home may qualify for "swing-bed status," which allows patients who no longer need 24-hour nursing care to stay in a beautiful inpatient wing room for on-going services such as IV therapy, physical therapy, or skilled nursing care. Medicare will pay 100% of expenses for up to 20 days for qualifying patients.
Primary Care Centers
Primary care is also known as family care, adult or internal medicine, and pediatric medicine; it is your first line of defense for preventative screenings, well-child check-ups, and setting a “baseline” with your practitioner for future reference and monitoring. Primary care is designed to keep you out of the Hospital so you can concentrate on doing the things you love to do. Our primary care centers are located in the following communities for your convenience:
Antwerp Health Center
6 Lexington Avenue, Antwerp, NY 13608
Monday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Community Health Center of the North Country (CHCNC)
77 West Barney Street, Gouverneur, NY13642
77 West Barney Street, Gouverneur, NY 13642
DeKalb Health Center
6 US Route 11, PO Box 293, DeKalb Junction, NY13630
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (September to June)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (July and August)
Edwards Health Center
8 Church Street, Edwards, NY13635
Monday - Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Gouverneur Hospital works closely with talented specialists in cardiology, general surgery, ophthalmology, neurology, pain management and orthopedics. For appointments with any of these specialists please contact your primary care provider or call (315) 287-1000.