Our Community

Committed to caring for, and being an active part of, our surrounding community

At Ellenville Regional Hospital one of our guiding principles is to be a good neighbor. Our primary mission as a Critical Access Hospital is to provide excellent medical care, but we take that mission even further. In the initiatives outlined below, we take steps to keep our neighbors healthier (through various types of health screening), safer (through sharps collection and defensive driving programs), and by augmenting hospital staff with an active corps of Hospital Volunteers. In our events calendar you can see what’s happening in, around, and for the benefit of ERH. Here are some of our community initiatives:

Blood pressure and glucose screening

The first Friday of each month, you can stop in at ERH for a free screening of your blood pressure and glucose levels. No registration or sign-up required.

From 9am to 11am, the first Friday of every month.

For information, please call (845) 647-6400 ext. 361

Community sharps collection

Syringes, needles and lancets used for managing serious health conditions can be safely disposed of through Ellenville Regional Hospital's participation in the Ulster County Sharps Program. We collect used sharps on specific dates, designated by Ulster County. The sharps must be in appropriate puncture-proof containers. We also distribute FREE sharps containers to replace the used ones we accept.

Collection dates for 2019 are on the following days, from 8am to 2pm at the Neil Calman Medical Arts Pavilion:




For information, please call (845) 647-6400 ext. 361 or 333.

Free Support Groups

Bereavement Support Group
Grief can be a hard and painful process, but you don’t have to go it alone. We know about the loss of loved ones and our free bereavement groups provide a safe place with caring people who understand and “get it.”  Funded by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County and JFS.

This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 12pm in the Board Room, Main Level. Please call 845-338-2980 for more info.

Defensive driving course

Improve your driving skills and help lower your insurance premium by participating in our online driving course. Successfully completing our New York State, DMV-approved, internet point and insurance reduction defensive driving program will allow you to reduce four (4) points on your driver's license and receive a 10% auto insurance rate reduction for the next three (3) years.

No classroom attendance! The course is designed to be as convenient as possible for any schedule. You can access the course any time on your desktop, laptop, or any mobile device and work at your own pace.

Here’s how to begin
First time students Click here

Returning students Click here