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North Shore-LIJ Mobile Medical Van Continues Long Beach Visits

Recognizing that the health effects of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt by those living in storm-ravaged areas such as Long Beach, the North Shore-LIJ Health System announce that its mobile medical van will continue visiting some communities through August, thanks to a $350,000 grant from the Robin Hood Relief Fund. 

Beginning Feb. 25, and every week for the next six months
  • On Tuesdays, it will be stationed in Long Beach at 225 W. Park Avenue from 12 to 3 p.m. and on National Blvd from 3 to 6 p.m. 
  • On Thursdays, the van will be in Long Beach at 175 W. Broadway from 12-3 p.m. and at 35 East Broadway from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • On Saturdays, it will be in Long Beach, at Waldbaums in Kennedy Plaza from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
“We are proud to continue the work of our mobile medical van with the generous support of the Robin Hood Foundation, said Ira Nash, MD, medical director of the North Shore-LIJ Medical Group, which has been coordinating the health system’s  mobile van efforts, called “Project Coastal Care, since last November.. “We have already touched the lives of hundreds of people in the areas stricken by Hurricane Sandy, and look forward to being able to help provide basic medical services as these communities rebuild.” 

The North Shore-LIJ medical mobile van provides free medical evaluations by North Shore--LIJ doctors and nurses, primary and urgent care services, blood pressure checks, diabetes evaluation, prescription refills, flu shots (while available) and tetanus shots. Staff is also available to respond to medical questions and concerns of local residents, and offer medical advice. 

For more information about Project Coastal Care, call 516-823-8370. 
Christina Tisi-Kramer February 26, 2013 at 08:23 AM
Somebody Please tell me why we as residents are not informed by the CITY that this service is here?? Last week my son had a fibril seizure in my arms due to a 104.5 fever and we had to drive all the way to South Nassau for help. We SHOULD have known this was here!!! We have no hospital here...
paul.d.spellman February 26, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Mr Kellard, Can you verify if that van is equipped to provide "primary and urgent care services"? It would be a tragedy if some person reading this opted to drive to this van for urgent care, when they should in fact be dialing 911 or going to the closest emergency room.
Christina Tisi-Kramer February 26, 2013 at 11:10 AM
911 unfortunately is NOT the number you call in case of an emergency here in LB. You call the Fire Department emergency number. 516889-7800. If you are from LBNY you need to put that in your phone for emergencies... 911 will only ask a series of questions that in an emergency - A life and death emergency - you won't' be able to handle. LBFD will let you announce your address and brief statement of the emergency and dispatch emergency help your way and ask triage questions later. Unfortunately I had to find this out the hard way but hopefully my comment will help others.
Christina Tisi-Kramer February 26, 2013 at 12:06 PM
BTW The article reads "basic medical services" so probably not a good idea for an emergency. My bad... Still as a resident of LB I was not aware of this service and it could have come in handy.

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