For up-to-date information the Coronavirus, please visit the following sites:
New York State Vaccine Sites
Instructions for New York State-Operated Vaccination Sites
Step 1: Determine eligibility and schedule an appointment. New York State’s online scheduling tool is the quickest way to confirm you’re eligible and make an appointment. You can also call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). Once you have successfully scheduled an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a barcode. You will need to bring this to your appointment.
Step 2: Complete the Vaccine Form. Once you have a confirmed appointment, you must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form should be filled out online and you will receive a submission ID indicating completion. You will need to bring the submission ID to your appointment. If you cannot submit the form online, it will be available at the vaccination sites.
Step 3: Bring proof of eligibility to your appointment. Individuals must bring proof of age. For individuals younger than the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must provide consent for vaccination. A parent or legal guardian must provide verbal consent either in person, or by phone, at the time of vaccine appointment. You will be asked for insurance information BUT the vaccine is free and there will never be a charge to you. This information is for administrative use only.
Step 4: If you are getting the Pfizer vaccine, your second dose appointment will be scheduled automatically when booking your first vaccine dose. Your second appointment will be scheduled for the same time and at the same location, three weeks following your first dose. You will receive a confirmation email with details about your second dose appointment within a few days of receiving your first dose. Please keep this in mind when scheduling a first dose appointment. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine only requires one dose.
Other Vaccination Locations:
Walk-In-Clinics that Offer COVID-19 Testing
All clinics ask that you call ahead or book a spot online if you have symptoms of COVID-19*
- City MD – 18 locations in Suffolk County – https://www.citymd.com/
- LI Urgent Care – West Babylon https://li-urgent-care.com/
- CareMed – https://caremedpc.com/caremed-locations/
- American Family Care – Urgent Care – https://www.afcurgentcare.com/
Find a testing site near you: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. For more information and how to apply, click here.
Telephone Reassurance Program
An initiative launched by Department for the Aging, is a service that provides older adults who live alone, or are temporarily alone and have limited ability to leave their homes with regularly scheduled telephone calls, usually Monday through Fridays mornings, and set up days and times to check on them.
If you are interested please contact: RSVP Suffolk: 631-979-9490 extension 21, Maggie D’Amico.
Island Harvest provides free referrals and free assistance for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) over the phone, and you do not have to go to the Department of Social Services. Island Harvest can walk you through the online application by telephone or complete a short intake and submit the online application for you. Give them a call today! 631-873-4775
Sign up for SMART911, which allows individuals and families to provide critical medical information to 9-1-1 and first responders. The information provided in a Smart911 Safety Profile enables responders to know who is at the greatest risk in our community. They can provide individuals with critical updates based on their location and health history.
As part of this effort, residents can now sign up for SMS text message updates on their mobile devices to receive updates on the latest information, health guidance and other developments relating to the coronavirus. Residents should text COVIDSUFFOLK to 67283 to enroll.
Long Island Cares
LIC operates satellite locations including its own emergency food pantries at several community locations. People in need are encouraged to call the LIC location closest to them to make an appointment to alleviate time constraints. Staff will also be available to assist people at other times including, weekends by appointment only by calling (631) 582-3663 Ext 109.
An interim volunteer call-based companion coordination that connects social work students with those in need of social interaction to combat cabin fever and the negative effects loneliness can have on long term health.
GIVE THEM A CALL TODAY: (631) 346-6052
FREE Counseling & Support for all workers affected by Covid-19 24-hours, 7 days a week for Front-Line Healthcare Professionals & Staff, First Responders, and all Essential Workers.
If you are struggling with your daily routine, you find that your peer and family relationships are suffering, or the effects of stress are overwhelming –
FSL is here for you. Call 631-952-3333 anytime!
NYS Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance
The HWCLI Healthcare Access Team helps our clients find a health insurance plan that best fits their medical and financial needs. We have an outstanding health care team of certified navigators that help individuals and families enroll for free or low-cost health insurance plans through the NY State of Health Marketplace.
Our services include:
- Health insurance enrollment assistance through the NYS of Health Marketplace
- Determining if you are eligible for free health insurance or financial help for private health plans
- Helping you compare health plan options and prices that best fit your medical and financial needs
- Helping you understand health insurance terms and policies
- Advocating on your behalf with any issues you have with the NYS of Health Marketplace
Our team can help you with the above in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.
Please note that our services are FREE (costs associated with a health plan may apply).
- To make an appointment with one of our Health Insurance navigators, please call our main Healthcare: (516) 505-4426