A Visit from Westchester County Executive George Latimer

A big thank you to Westchester County Executive George Latimer for stopping by Open Door Port Chester to help hand out free Covid-19 at-home test kits to the community.

At the event, Open Door’s Covid-19 Outreach team handed out Covid-19 information and answered questions. Latimer said, “This pandemic is still very much a part of our daily lives, and it’s our responsibility to keep our neighbors and our community safe and healthy. Open Door and many local non-profits have really stepped up to the plate during these unprecedented times, providing support to families living in every corner of the County, regardless of socioeconomic status. It is important we remain committed to that mission as we continue to move forward.”

Open Door acquired more than 5,000 Covid-19 rapid test kits, 1,000 hand sanitizers and KN95 masks over the course of the pandemic through its partnership with Westchester County as part of an ongoing initiative to help families who may not otherwise have the means to get tested.

According to Open Door Director of Marketing Grace Battaglia, “Open Door has distributed more than 5,000 test kits to community members across Ossining, Port Chester, Sleepy Hollow, and beyond!” “We are so proud to say that our outreach efforts continue as we look to make testing easy, and quick, and the test kits accessible for the individuals and families who need them most.”

About Open Door Family Medical Center and Foundation
Open Door Family Medical Center provides health care and wellness programs to individuals and families in need throughout Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster Counties. A pioneer Federally Qualified Health Center, Open Door provides more than 300,000 patient visits annually and serves 63,000 individual patients who might not otherwise have access. Open Door offers integrated services and a holistic approach to building healthier communities. Primary medical care, dental care, integrated behavioral health care, clinical nutrition, wellness programs, and chronic disease management are the foundation of its clinical programs. Founded as a free clinic in 1972, Open Door’s mission of building healthier communities through accessible, equitable, culturally competent health care has led to site and service expansions. Today, Open Door operates centers in Brewster, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Ossining, Port Chester, and Sleepy Hollow, in addition to nine School-Based Health Centers in the Port Chester, Webutuck, and Ossining School Districts, a mobile dental van in Mount Kisco, and a dental practice in Saugerties, NY. Open Door is accredited by the Joint Commission and is recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Open Door achieves clinical results that consistently surpass national benchmarks for patient outcomes. For additional information, please contact Elisabeth Gilbert, Senior Director of Development, at 914-502-1417.

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