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Posted on: December 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Curran Announces Partnership with LIFQHCs to Offer FREE COVID-19 Testing


Nassau County, NY - Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced Monday a partnership with Nassau’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) to offer free COVID-19 testing for residents. The COVID-19 testing will be available to all residents, regardless of insurance or immigration status, on evenings and Saturdays at the County’s FQHCs in Elmont, Freeport, Hempstead, Roosevelt and Westbury.  

“As everyone turns their focus to the vaccine, the County remains committed to offering easy and reliable COVID-19 testing for residents so we can contain disease spread while we wait for the vaccine to be widely available.  Our FQHCs have been real partners during this pandemic and I thank them for once again working with us to make sure all residents have access to COVID-19 testing and other critical health care services,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.  

The testing will be at the following locations: 

  • Westbury Health Center(682 Union Avenue,  Westbury)
  • Monday and Wednesday, 4:30pm to 8:30pm 


  • Elmont Health Center (161 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont) 
  • Monday and Wednesday, 4:30pm to 8:30pm 


  • South Ocean Care Health Center (101 South Bergen Place, Freeport) 
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30pm to 8:30pm 

  • Hempstead Health Center (135 Main Street, Hempstead)
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30pm to 8:30pm

  • Roosevelt Health Center (380 Nassau Road, Roosevelt) 
  • 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 9am to 1pm


Please note that there are no evening testing hours on December 24 and December 31.  

All residents are eligible for free COVID-19 testing regardless of symptoms or exposure.  The testing is available regardless of immigration and insurance status. Appointments are required. Please call 516-396-7500 to make an appointment. 

The County has also committed to continuing its partnership with the FQHCs for outreach, marketing and medical care funded through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program administered by the County Office of Community Development. The County will nearly double its 2020 support for FQHCs, targeting over $800,000 through 2021 to promote the importance of testing and vaccination. 

To learn more about Long Island Federally Qualified Health Centers (LIFQHC), visit

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