Bassett Medical Center
COVID-19 Visitor Response Plan
Inpatient visitation hours at our hospital locations will include:
- Daily: 8:00am — 8:00pm
See the below documents for more detailed information, including visitation guidance for specific settings at our hospital locations, for outpatient appointments, and for our long-term care facilities — as well as definitions for visitors and support persons:
- COVID-19 Visitor & Support Person Response Plan
- Tips for virtually connecting with loved ones using your personal device
Visit our COVID-19 vaccine page for more information about the vaccines, including how to schedule an appointment, booster shot, or third dose. Visit our COVID-19 information page for testing information and local support services
Bassett Medical Center's Campus
Bassett Medical Center, the foundation for the Bassett Healthcare Network, is a 180-bed, acute care inpatient teaching facility in Cooperstown, New York. Bassett Medical Center offers 24-hour emergency and trauma care, comprehensive cancer and heart care, dialysis, and most medical and surgical specialties. The Bassett Clinic is located on the same campus as the medical center and provides outpatient primary and specialty care. The medical center also provides post-graduate residency training programs in medicine and surgery and maintains a strong academic program through its affiliation with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S). In 2009, Bassett Medical Center became a medical school campus of Columbia P&S. The Bassett Research Institute, located on the medical center campus, conducts programs in clinical science, and population and public health studies.
Drug Collection Kiosk at Bassett Prime Care Cooperstown's Outpatient Pharmacy
We're proud to offer drug collection kiosks at various locations throughout our network to help our community members clean out their medicine cabinets safely! Just bring your unneeded, unwanted, and/or expired medications to any of these kiosks for free, safe disposal — no questions asked.
On Bassett Medical Center's campus, the drug collection kiosk can be found in the clinic building, right next to the outpatient pharmacy on the first floor.
- This service is open to the public — you do not need to be a Bassett patient to participate.
- The program covers over-the-counter, prescription, and veterinary (pet) medications.
- Only pills and liquids can be deposited in the kiosks. Inhalers and sprays should be brought to one of the pharmacy locations to be collected at the pharmacy window.
- This program does not accept needles and other sharps. Patients should ask their primary care provider about properly disposing of sharps.
- Participants should only deposit medications prescribed to themselves, a dependent, or someone who is deceased.
- Medications do not need to be in their original containers.
- Thousands of Americans call poison control lines, get admitted to the hospital, or die each year due to home medication errors or accidental consumption. Eliminating unneeded medications can save lives — especially those of children, elderly people, and pets.
- Prescribed painkillers are often sought out by people struggling with addiction. Disposing of unneeded pain medications can help fight the opioid epidemic.
- Medications dumped in landfills or flushed down toilets contaminate soil, groundwater, rivers, and oceans. Returning drugs to hospitals and pharmacies to be properly disposed of protects wildlife and community water supplies.