Klein & Gjonaj’s Rx for Legionnaires’ Disease: Free screenings & treatment at local urgent care clinic for seniors and the uninsured/
Bronx, NY– Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj (D-Bronx)
today announced a partnership with ProHealth Urgent Care in Morris Park for free Legionnaires’ disease evaluations and treatment for seniors and uninsured residents.
“Legionnaires’ disease is completely treatable with antibiotics and I do not want any resident of Morris Park who is elderly or uninsured to avoid seeking health care if they believe they might have Legionnaires’ symptoms. Our partnership with ProHealth Urgent Care will ensure that everyone can receive the treatment they need for free. I applaud the doctors at this community clinic for working with elected officials and caring for its neighbors during this time,” said Senator Klein.
“Morris Park residents should not panic, but if they have any of the symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease and don’t have insurance or are elderly they have a place to go for medical care. Please do not wait to seek medical help. ProHealth Urgent Care is showing it’s a real part of this community by offering free evaluations and treatment of Legionnaires’ disease to the uninsured and our seniors. I applaud their partnership with myself and Senator Klein to make this happen,” said Assemblyman Gjonaj.
The announcement comes in advance of a Legionnaires’ disease Town Hall this evening at Maestro’s Caterers, 1703 Bronxdale Avenue at 8 p.m.
ProHealth Urgent Care, located at 1049 Morris Park Avenue, will start offering evaluations and treatment tomorrow, October 2, until Sunday, October 11. Senior citizens and uninsured residents who live within the 10461 or 10462 zip codes can walk in if they experience Legionnaires’ disease symptoms. Co-pays will be waived.