Annmarie Fertoli is an Associate Producer at WNYC, working with the afternoon news team to produce All Things Considered.
Mobile Health Team Provides Aid in Long Beach, Broad Channel
Monday, December 03, 2012
Residents of Long Beach, Long Island and Broad Channel Queens can receive free health care at a mobile clinic run by the North Shore-LIJ Health System. The van is alternating where it's stationed between the two communities during the week.
Doctor Maria Carney says health care professionals on hand can response to urgent medical needs and primary medical needs.
She said the van is getting about 25 patients per day, many of them suffering from upper respiratory issues she believes may be related to the storm. "We're advising individuals who are working in their homes, or have a history of respiratory problems to wear masks, and pace themselves in their demolition or renovation work they're doing," she said.
Carney said health care professionals are providing the care free of charge to those in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The van will be stationed at 700 Magnolia Avenue in Long Beach on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and on 209 Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.