Miriam Y. Vega, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, presented before the US House of Representatives Democratic Caucus as the guest of House Whip, Honorable James E. Clyburn on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
While expressing appreciation for the currentgovernment emergency funding to health centers, Dr. Vega made an impassioned plea for further emergency funding to be used to continue further COVID-19 testing initiatives to empower community members.She also presented information and data showing how essential Community Health Centers are to the communities they serve and how, moving forward, they can assist our Nation as it begins to reopen.Sharing some of the experiences Addabbo has had with its patients especially during the Walk-In testing, she stressed that testing is the key as the nation moves into this new phase.
Dr. Vega received a warm reception from the Congressional members who were well informed and passionate about the role Community Health Centers play throughout the Nation.
Several of Addabbo’s sites fall within Congressman Gregory Meeks’ Congressional District. Congressman Meeks has been wholly supportive in highlighting the value of Community Health Centers.
To: All Addabbo Patients at Site 7 105-34 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park
Please be advised that Site 7 - located at 105-34 Rockaway Blvd., in Ozone Park - will be closed for the next few months. No patients will be seen at that location until further notice.
We encourage you to still see your provider through our Televisit Appointments or make an in-person appointment at our office located at 118-11 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., or our office located at 114-29 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica.