Mobile Health Van to Provide Free Medical Care in Babylon

BABYLON, NY – The North Shore-LIJ Health System will be giving free medical care to Hurricane Sandy victims in Babylon through its “Project Coastal Care” mobile health van.

The mobile medical van will be in Babylon at the Fredshore Beach Club at the end of Little East Neck Road on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and behind the First Presbyterian Church at 79 East Main Street on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also in the month of April, “Project Coastal Care” will be stationed in Lindenhurst at the site of the Disaster Recovery Center on Shore Park Road from 12 to 6 p.m. on Mondays.

The mobile health van has at least one doctor, other medical professionals and a driver. More than 1,200 people have sought treatment from medical staff working on the van in Broad Channel, Queens; Lindenhurst and Long Beach since its inception last November. People are being treated for various ailments, including upper respiratory infections, wound abrasions, diabetes evaluations and the maintenance of acute and chronic illnesses. Tetanus and flu vaccines are also available. Patients are being treated free of charge and without being asked for proof of insurance.

 The North Shore-LIJ Health System received a $350,000 grant from the Robin Hood Relief Fund in February, which will enable the van’s medical team to continue treating people through August.

“Project Coastal Care” recently received one of Sustainable Long Island’s “Getting It Done” awards for its work helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

 For more information about “Project Coastal Care”, call 516-823-8370.

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