Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced that another County COVID-19 testing center has begun operation at the Westbury Health Center, 682 Union Ave Westbury, NY 11590. All tests are provided in outdoor facilities open Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM by phone appointment only (516-396-7500).
This announcement comes after Nassau County opened three other COVID-19 testing facilities in Hempstead, Freeport, and Elmont. The rapid expansion of viral testing has been facilitated by a partnership County Executive Curran has forged with Long Island’s community health clinics (or Federally Qualified Health Clinics, “FHQC”) to boost access to care in Nassau’s hardest hit communities.
All four testing locations are conveniently located and accessible by NICE Bus, which is currently not collecting fares. Services are provided without regard to insurance or immigration status, and multi-lingual staff are present at all sites. All four County facilities also provide those who get tested with a free box of food supplies.
“We need a robust testing system in place to begin a safe reopening, and that’s why our focus has been testing, testing, testing. Importantly, Nassau County has successfully ramped up viral testing access in majority-minority communities like New Cassel, which are suffering the most from this crisis. If you meet the testing criteria, now is the time to call and make an appointment,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.