Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site Is Coming To New Hyde Park

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NEW HYDE PARK, NY — New Hyde Park is getting a new COVID-19 testing site.

In a statement released Thursday, the Town of North Hempstead said it will be opening a community-based testing site with Advanced Cardiovascular Diagnostics on Monday. The drive-thru site — which will offer PCR, rapid antigen, and antibody tests — will be located at Clinton G. Martin Park at 1601 Marcus Ave.

"I am proud that the Town has partnered with Advanced Cardiovascular Diagnostics to get this testing site up and running," Supervisor Jennifer DeSena said. "Increased availability for testing will help combat the spread of the omicron variant, and I urge residents to take advantage of this great asset that will now be available to the community."

The site accepts all insurance types and will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled through the online portal: https://bit.ly/33TJ0qf.

The highly contagious omicron wave is seemingly starting to peter out across the country. But in recent weeks — particularly during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's holidays — coronavirus cases were surging and the lines for testing were growing.

The demand for testing was so high that medical practices and urgent care facilities had to turn away patients. CityMD said it had to temporarily close four urgent-care clinics across Long Island, including one in Mineola, due to staffing shortages. The site at Mineola has since reopened.

North Hempstead Town Council member Peter Zuckerman said the new testing site in New Hyde Park will help officials "provide a much-needed resource for our community."

"In recent weeks, we have seen an increasing demand for COVID-19 testing. We are glad to have this testing site here to assist North Hempstead residents," he said.

This article originally appeared on the New Hyde Park Patch

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