Brightpoint Health and UJA offer pop-up COVID-19 testing in the Bronx

In partnership with UJA-Federation of New York, Brightpoint Health, a member of Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare), will offer pop-up COVID-19 testing in the Bronx next week.

Testing will be offered at Goble Playground, located on Goble Place between Inwood Avenue and Macomb’s Road from May 18 to May 22. Testing is by appointment only and available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Anyone with severe shortness of breath, a persistent cough or a temperature above 100.4 degrees that is not responsive to medications for fever should call 718-208-2802 to inquire about a test. Testing is also available for any health care workers, first responders or essential workers as defined by the Governor’s Executive Order:

“We know how important testing is – both to flatten the curve of those infected, and so that our state can begin to reopen,” said Eric Goldstein, CEO, UJA-Federation of New York. “We’re proud to work with Brightpoint Health in supplementing the testing available in our community, doing all we can to support New Yorkers.”

Brightpoint Health centers remain open for information and referral on COVID-19. Brightpoint is also offering telemedicine, with extended hours available. Appointments can be made by calling 1-855-681-8700, texting “telemedNYC” to 21000, or by visiting Telemedicine visits can be through video chat or a regular phone call. New patients are welcome. Current patients can schedule telemedicine visits with their regular doctor.

Since March, UJA has allocated more than $44 million to help respond to the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Aid has supported New Yorkers facing food insecurity, UJA partner organizations providing essential health and human services to New Yorkers, Jewish Community Centers, low-income students, single parents, ensuring dignified burials, and joining the $75 million NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund with other leading philanthropic organizations.

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