MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES MOBILE MEDICAL VANS ARE PROVIDING MEDICAL CARE AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AT LOCATIONS IN CONEY ISLAND, AND ROCKAWAYS; STATEN ISLAND SERVICE BEGINS TODAY

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Volunteers Coordinated by the City are Going Door to Door to Address Medical Needs of Those Remaining in Homes


Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that mobile medical vans staffed with primary care providers who will be able to provide medical care and distribute commonly prescribed drugs are now at several of the City’s Disaster Assistance Service Centers in the Rockaways and Coney Island, as well as two additional high-need locations in the Rockaways. There is a particular need for pharmaceuticals in the Rockaways because of a limited number of pharmacies still open and able to fulfill prescriptions. Starting tomorrow, the medical vans will also be in Staten Island. Volunteers working through the City’s volunteer operation, NYC Service, have been knocking on doors to check on and address the medical needs of those who remain in their homes, often without heat and power. In addition, the Human Resources Administration, along with FEMA search and rescue, have targeted our most high risk households and will continue this effort until power is restored. The Mayor also thanked sponsoring organizations Urban Health Plan, Acacia Health Network, Refuah Health Center and Children’s Health Fund in collaboration with the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia Public Health.

Queens Locations


Redfern Houses Playground
1462 Beach Channel Drive; Redfern and Beach 12th Street
Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM

*Walbaums Parking Lot
112-15 Beach Channel Drive between Beach 112th/Beach 113th Streets
Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM

St. Frances de Sales
129-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM

Coney Island Locations


*Coney Island – MCU Parking Lot
1904 Surf Avenue
Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM

* Far Rockaway – Fort Tilden Park
Fort Tilden Park (closest end to Breezy Point); Beach Channel Boulevard
Hours: 10 AM -5 PM

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