An Update on the Restoration of Long Beach Medical Center Services
Five months after superstorm Sandy caused significant flood damage, Long Beach Medical Center's inpatient services remain closed; however, restoration work is progressing. The following information offers an update on our progress to date, as well as our anticipated timeline for reopening:
Until Long Beach Medical Center completes restoration of its emergency department and hospital operations, residents experiencing a medical emergency should call 911 and will be transported by ambulance off of Long Beach Island to other hospitals.
The Family Care Center (FCC) 516-544-2351
The Family Care Center has reopened in its new location at 761 Franklin Boulevard in Long Beach. The FCC offers high quality medical care to individuals and families who do not have health insurance or who are under-insured. Their physicians focus on wellness and prevention of chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity as well as common illnesses. Appointments can be made by calling the Family Care Center at (516) 544-2351 and walk-ins are also welcome. In addition to offering a modest fee for individuals without insurance, the FCC accepts Medicare, Medicaid, Affinity and HealthFirst.
Long Beach Group Practice 516-544-2100
The Medical Center’s faculty practice, Long Beach Group Practice, has reopened and is now located at 206 West Park Ave. in Long Beach. Staffed by Internal Medicine and Family Medicine physicians, they provide primary medical care with a holistic approach. Practice members includes Cheryl Carrao, D.O.; Bernadette Riley, D.O.; Paula Ryo, D.O.; and Dov Statfeld, M.D.. For an appointment, please call 544-2100.
The Certified Home Care Agency and Long Term Home Health Programs 516- 897-1300
Long Beach Medical Center’s certified Home Health Care Agency has remained open and continues providing healthcare services in the home setting. For information or to request health services at home, please call 897-1300.
The Counseling Center 516-415-7210
Our Counseling Center (mental health services) has reopened in a temporary location at 950 Church Street in Baldwin, NY. Our licensed mental health professionals offer counseling services and medication management in a confidential setting. Assistance with transportation is available for individuals meeting specific criteria. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (516) 415-7210
We are currently working with State agencies to relocate our FACTS program (Family Alcoho and Chemical-dependency Treatment Services) and Methadone Maintenance Program to auxiliary offices, which we should be able to announce shortly.
Project Hope 516-897-4326
Long Beach Medical Center has been selected as a participant in Nassau County’s Project Hope program to provide support and crisis management services in the Long Beach community. Trained teams, led by clinical professionals, will be reaching out to community organizations, businesses and residents to assist them with their the emotional distress many are feeling as they navigate the recovery process . For more information or to have someone speak to your business/employees or organization, please call 897-4326
Project Hope Support Groups/Workshops
Project Hope Counselors from Long Beach Medical Center and the South Shore Association for Independent Living, Inc (SAIL) have collaborated to offer ongoing support groups and workshops designed toindividuals affected by Hurricane Sandy. The groups will meet:
Every Monday at 7:00 PM beginning March 4th:
St. Ignatius Martyr Church
Msgr. Cass Center
722 W. Broadway
Long Beach, NY
Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM beginning March 6th:
Long Beach High School
322 Lagoon Drive West
Lido Beach, NY
Every Friday at 1:00 PM
St. Mary of the Isle Church
Park Avenue and Monroe Boulevard
Long Beach, NY
These programs are free and everyone is welcome. Topics include understanding your reactions to the disaster, buildin ghealthy coping techniques, managing stress, practicing self-care while supporting others, and much, much more.
For more information, please call Long Beach Medical Center Project Hope at (516) 897-4326 or SAIL-Project Hope at (516) 297-6413.
The Komanoff Center for Geriatric & Rehabilitative Medicine
On January 28, 2013, The Komanoff Center for Geriatric & Rehabilitative Medicine welcomed home 120 nursing home residents who had been evacuated to other facilities in anticipation of the superstorm. We also welcomed 200 employees back to care for the returning residents. The Komanoff Center offers short-term restorative care, long-term care and inpatient hospice care. For more information, please call (516)897-1110.
The hospital's basement, which was flooded with ten feet of water, is undergoing restoration of its boilers, mechanical and electrical distributions systems, fire alarm system, communications, food services, and laundry services. Engineers are confident that essential systems will be back online by March, which aligns with a reopening in late April, 2013.
Help Rebuild Our Hospital
Please help support our relief efforts by making a contribution to our Help Rebuild Long Beach Medical Center campaign. Your donations will help us meet operating costs as we restore and repair hospital services which remain closed due to Superstorm Sandy damage. Every dollar donated will help us meet our goal in reopening Long Beach Medical Center and the vital services we provide to community residents. To donate online, please click on the Donate button above. To mail a check or money order, please send to Long Beach Medical Center, Hurricane Relief Funds, 455 E. Bay Drive, Long Beach, NY 11561. Thank you for your kind and generous support.