Northwell Health Offering Antibody Testing at NYC, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland Churches

Northwell Health Offering Antibody Testing at NYC, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland Churches (Photo: Business Wire)

NEW YORK--()--To protect communities of color from additional exposure to the novel coronavirus, Northwell Health is expanding COVID-19 testing it has been offering at churches throughout New York City, Long Island and Westchester County since May 13.

Working in collaboration with Governor Cuomo, the New York State Department of Health and local pastors, Northwell has administered more than 23,000 antibody and diagnostic COVID-19 tests at 24 churches located in primarily minority communities.

Beginning this week, Northwell is expanding COVID-19 antibody testing to 25 additional churches in the city, Long Island, and Rockland and Westchester counties. Antibodies are proteins that help fight off infections. A simple blood test shows if people have had a previous infection with the virus. To date, results have shown that the prevalence of COVID-19 is disproportionately higher within Hispanic and African-American communities within communities throughout the city and Long island.

To make an appointment to be tested, call 833-422-7369 (833-4 CARE NY). Testing sites for this week through June 19 are as follows:

June 1 through June 5

St. Luke's Episcopal
777 E 222nd Street
Williamsbridge, Bronx 10467

God's Battalion of Prayer
661 Linden Blvd.
East Flatbush, Brooklyn 11203

Second Pentecostal St. Johns 3:16
58 Poningo Street
Port Chester, NY 10573

MLK Community Center
110 Bethune Blvd.
Spring Valley, NY 10977

Calvary Baptist Church
188 Orwarupum Street
White Plains, NY 10606

Mother AME Zion Church
140 W 137 Street
Harlem, NY 10030

St. Matthews Baptist Church
43 Macombs Place
Harlem, NY 10039

Faith Alive Ministries
17 W. Suffolk Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11722

June 8 through June 12

First Corinthian Baptist Church
1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
Harlem, NY 10026

Little Sisters of Assumption (Metro IAF)
475 E 115th Street
East Harlem, NY 10029

Community Protestant Church
16-59 Gun Hill Road
NY, NY 10469

Shiloh Bilingual SDA Church
1146 E 92nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11236

Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church
32-23 36th Street
Astoria, NY 11106

Key to Heaven Tabernacle Church
1102 Blake Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208

Mt. Horeb Baptist Church
109-20 34th Avenue
Corona, NY 11368

St. Leo's Church
104-05 49th Avenue
Corona, NY 11368

New Covenant Church of Christ
206-14 100th Avenue
Queens Village, NY 11429

MLK Community Center
110 Bethune Blvd.
Spring Valley, NY 10977

June 15 through June 19

St. Philips Baptist Church
77 Bennett Street
Port Richmond, NY 10302

St. James Church (Metro IAF)
2500 Jerome Avenue
Jerome Park, NY 10468

Antioch Baptist Church
828 Green Avenue
NY, NY 11221

Majority Baptist Church
11521 Farmers Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11412

Springfield Gardens United Methodist Church
131-29 Farmers Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11434

First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove
7 North Lane
Glen Cove, NY 11542

Memorial Presbyterian
189 Babylon Turnpike #1
Roosevelt, NY 11575

Contacts

Diane O’Donnell
347-502-4202
dodonnell2@northwell.edu

Contacts

Diane O’Donnell
347-502-4202
dodonnell2@northwell.edu