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What if I don’t have insurance? Will the police know that I went to a hospital? Review our community’s most frequently asked questions, answered by experts.
New York City is offering enrollment for health insurance to uninsured New Yorkers. Complete the form at this link or call 311 for free registration assistance. They have options so that it does not affect public charge.
Tests for Coronavirus
Remember, insurance pays for the test. If you don’t have insurance, you can get tests for free at some New York City and New York State hospitals.
If you have symptoms similar to those of Coronavirus (check the symptoms here), if you are 50 years old or older or if you have any pre-existing disease, call (844) 692-4692 or 311 to get an appointment. The tests are not being administered to individuals with mild symptoms or few risk factors, for now.
Here are the sites providing testing services, at the time of writing this article:
- NYC Health+Hospitals: Bellevue, Elmhurst, Harlem, Metropolitan, Kings County, Lincoln, Woodhull, Queens, Coney Island (drive-thru), and Jacobi (drive-thru) – Indoor Assessment & Testing Center, SOLO CON CITA: (844) 692-4692 or 311.
- Brooklyn Hospital (121 DeKalb Avenue) – Tienda en el exterior, en la entrada de emergencia.
- South Beach Behavioral Health Center Parking Lot (Seaview Avenue) – Drive through: (888) 364-3065.
Only users who have respiratory problems will be admitted to hospitals. If you have mild symptoms and tested positive, you will be sent home and you will be instructed to quarantine for at least 7 days and for at least 72 hours from the end of the fever symptom, without the use of medications such as Tylenol and ibuprofen.
Free psychological consultation, call 1-844-863-9314
The Headspace app released various meditation sets. Link
- NYC Well: New York City offers 24-hour support in case you are depressed or want to speak to someone.
- NYS Office of Mental Health Hotlines: New York State has a crisis line in case you need to speak to someone: 1-800-273-8255
Violence Prevention Program (VIP): Liaison and bilingual 24-hour service line 1800-664-5880
Free Health Services
- Academy of Medical & Public Health Services: free periodic health check-ups, consultations, physical and mental therapy. (212-256-9036, 5306 Third Ave, Brooklyn)
- Brooklyn Free Clinic: diagnosis and treatment of common diseases in student clinics (470 Clarkson Ave Ste A, Brooklyn, (347) 688-6655).