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Car rentals
Northwell Health has extended its employee discount on car rentals to patients of the Chiari Institute. It is the Enterprise Corporate Class Business Rental Program. To receive special rates, you can do one of three things:

  • Book on the Internet at
  • Call 1-800-Rent-A-Car.
  • Contact a branch directly.

Be sure to provide our Corporate Class ID number, CL2333 to receive your discount. The web site will also ask you for your company’s name — enter NOR.

Taxi service from JFK or LaGuardia Airport
Yellow cabs are NYC cabs and are metered. Approximate cost from JFK or LaGuardia Airports to one of the hotels listed below is between $70 and $90. We advise our patients to contact one of the following taxi companies in advance of your visit to arrange transportation from the airport:

  • Ollie’s Airport Service: (516) 829-8647 ($46 from LaGuardia/$53 from JFK; before gratuity)
  • Friendly Taxi: (516) 466-0066 ($40 from LaGuardia/$44 from JFK; before gratuity)

Patient airlift services
Patient Airlift Services arranges free air transportation based on need to individuals in the Northeastern U.S., requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow up, for military personnel and their families or for other compassionate or humanitarian purposes.

PALS has a network of volunteer pilots who provide this service without compensation, using their own or rented aircraft. In no case are fees of any kind charged for these services and there is no limit to the amount of flight requests you can make.

Generally, the individuals who utilize PALS have limited financial resources or are receiving diagnosis, treatment, or follow-up for various types of acute or chronic illnesses or conditions that make it either financially impossible or otherwise unfeasible to use public commercial or private charter transportation.

To request a flight contact PALS at (631) 694-PALS (7257) or [email protected]. For more information, visit the PALS website at

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