CORNWALL, N.Y. (May 13, 2020) – Cornerstone Family Healthcare will deploy one of its mobile health vans into the City of Newburgh to offer additional COVID-19 testing for active infections and antibody testing for past infections. This effort, in partnership with the City of Newburgh, will expand access to testing to those most impacted in our community.
Testing will take place in the City of Newburgh on:
- Friday, May 15 from 9am to 12pm on Broadway between Lander and Johnston Streets, next to the Department of Motor Vehicles
- Tuesday, May 19 from 9am to 12pm at St. Patrick’s Church at 55 Grand Street
Anyone interested in being tested should call 845-563-8000 to reserve an appointment, but walk-ups will be accommodated.
“Access to testing continues to be a critical component in the fight against COVID-19. Research has shown that low-income communities and communities of color are being impacted far more significantly by COVID-19,” says Linda Muller, President and CEO of Cornerstone Family Healthcare. “We want to make sure that everyone – regardless of their insurance, employment or immigration status – has access to the testing and healthcare that they need.”
”We have been working around the clock to make sure the City of Newburgh provides its residents with the resources it needs to remain healthy and safe,” says Mayor Torrance Harvey. “The collaboration with Cornerstone is certainly welcomed and greatly appreciated. I encourage our neighbors to take advantage of the increased testing being made available this Friday and am grateful for all of the efforts that our partners at Cornerstone have provided to this great City.”
Newburgh City Manager Joseph Donat applauded the work of Cornerstone Family Healthcare, “The team at Cornerstone has gone above and beyond to help the City of Newburgh during these difficult times. This collaboration is a perfect example of how we can work together to make sure that everyone from our community has increased access to testing and healthcare.”
Individuals do not need to be a patient of Cornerstone Family Healthcare or have insurance to be tested, but they are encouraged to bring an ID and Medicaid or insurance card if they have one.
Tests will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The test type will be administered at the discretion of the provider. Results are not immediate. If you have a mask, please wear it for the safety of others and the healthcare workers.
The City of Newburgh wishes to remind its residents of following public health guidelines including personal hygiene, social distancing, and avoiding large public gatherings and events. While there is currently no vaccine to prevent this virus, simple steps can help stop the spread of this and other respiratory viruses:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Cornerstone Family Healthcare remains open to see patients for all of their healthcare needs. Patients may be seen in-person or through a virtual appointment. Telemedicine visits can be through video chat or a regular phone call. New patients are welcome. Current patients can schedule telemedicine visits with their regular doctor.
Both COVID-19 testing for active infections and antibody testing for past infections are available at Cornerstone Family Healthcare locations throughout the Hudson Valley. To schedule an appointment, please call 845-563-8000.
For additional information, please visit www.CornerstoneFamilyHealthcare.org
About Cornerstone Family Healthcare
Cornerstone Family Healthcare is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing quality affordable health care to those in need for 50 years. Cornerstone offers comprehensive primary medical and dental services, woman’s health services, behavioral health services, substance abuse treatment, health education and health coverage enrollment assistance to the uninsured and underinsured residents of Orange, Ulster, Rockland and Broome Counties in New York. Cornerstone provides services through eight sites and outreach in the community. Last year, Cornerstone provided services to 46,000 people through 300,000 patient visits. For more information on the health center, please visit: https://cornerstonefamilyhealthcare.org