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Curran Announces Partnership with LIFQHCs to Offer FREE COVID-19 Testing

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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has announced a partnership with Nassau’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) to offer free COVID-19 testing for residents. The COVID-19 testing will be available to all residents, regardless of insurance or immigration status, on evenings and Saturdays at the County’s FQHCs in Elmont, Freeport, Hempstead, Roosevelt and Westbury.

“As everyone turns their focus to the vaccine, the County remains committed to offering easy and reliable COVID-19 testing for residents so we can contain disease spread while we wait for the vaccine to be widely available. Our FQHCs have been real partners during this pandemic and I thank them for once again working with us to make sure all residents have access to COVID-19 testing and other critical health care services,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.

The testing will be at the following locations:

Westbury Health Center(682 Union Avenue, Westbury)
Monday and Wednesday, 4:30pm to 8:30pm

Elmont Health Center (161 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont)
Monday and Wednesday, 4:30pm to 8:30pm

South Ocean Care Health Center (101 South Bergen Place, Freeport)
Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30pm to 8:30pm

Hempstead Health Center (135 Main Street, Hempstead)
Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30pm to 8:30pm

Roosevelt Health Center (380 Nassau Road, Roosevelt)
1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 9am to 1pm

Please note that there are no evening testing hours on December 31.

All residents are eligible for free COVID-19 testing regardless of symptoms or exposure. The testing is available regardless of immigration and insurance status. Appointments are required. Please call 516-396-7500 to make an appointment.

The County has also committed to continue to partner with the FQHCs through 2021, not just on COVID-19 testing, but for outreach, medical care and vaccine promotion. The partnership remains possible by a robust funding increase through the HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Nassau County’s Office of Community Development designated $445,000 of CDBG funds to FQHCs so far in 2020 and is committing to nearly double that support in 2021 to $805,000.

To learn more about Long Island Federally Qualified Health Centers (LIFQHC), visit LIFQHC.org.


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