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Posted on: April 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] GREENBURGH HEALTH CENTER HELPING UKRAINIAN REFUGEES

The Greenburgh Neighborhood Health Center always helps those with health care needs. Grateful that they are helping Ukrainian refugees. They always help immigrants and residents who need fantastic health care services

 GREENBURGH NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER IS HELPING UKRAINIAN REFUGEES OBTAIN HEALTH CARE COVERAGE AND SERVICES


 

Last week a Ukrainian refugee, living with a family member in Dobbs Ferry, contacted me. Her baby had dental problems and needed help. She was very nervous. Did not know what to do.  


I contacted the Greenburgh Neighborhood Health Center and was not surprised. I got an immediate response--they would help. In less than 24 hours an appointment was scheduled, the Ukrainian refugee was enrolled in an insurance plan and the mother and baby got registered at the Greenburgh Neighborhood Health Center as new patients.  The mom and child are now fully covered for health insurance, medical, dental and vision.


The Greenburgh Health Center, located at 295  Knollwood Road, is a very special place. During the pandemic they worked with the town -sponsoring outdoor flu vaccinations for those who were nervous about going indoors. This was done during early voting days at Town Hall.  They have given out vaccines, boosters to residents who have asked for help.   The Greenburgh Neighborhood Health Center is now applying for grants so their doctors can make housecalls to the elderly and disabled. The health center, affiliated with the Mt Vernon Health Center, always goes the extra mile for anyone who has special needs. And, the word "no" when asked to help people with medical issues is not in their vocabulary!

 

If you know refugees who need help -share the news about the Greenburgh Neighborhood Health Center. Today - I  referred two other  elderly refugees from Ukraine to to the Health Center today. They promised to help. 


The center is not only helping Ukrainian refugees. Immigrants from other nations who have medical needs should also reach out to them.  Feel free to e mail me at pfeiner@greenburghny.com with any concerns or suggestions as to what action steps could be taken locally to help recent refugees.

HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS FOR IMMIGRANTS

 

One  can apply through State, by calling 1-855-355-5777 under refugee  status  for coverage.

 

Non citizens can also get help by connecting to the NYS marketplace

 

One can connect with an application counselor who can assist with filling out for health insurance and with the identity proofing (since they aren’t citizens.)

 

They can call 914-968-4717 or visit nystateofhealth.ny.gov – go to “navigators” on the homepage and put in zip code to find navigators in your area who can assist.

PAUL FEINER

Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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