About 25 people, including local residents and elected officials, were on-hand for the grand opening of the Lynbrook Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care Center on Jan. 21.
“A lot of people were there and we talked about the service it is to the community,” Mayor Bill Hendrick said. “It’s very nice that they chose Lynbrook and it seems like a wonderful facility.”
The day’s festivities included a tour of the care center, a ribbon cutting ceremony and remarks from Hendrick and spokespersons for Northwell Health. The facility, which is located at 683 Sunrise Hwy., has a space for minor surgeries, four examining areas and rooms for drawing blood, Hendrick said.
The Lynbrook location is the 16th care center to open up on Long Island. There are also facilities in Manhattan, Queens, Westchester and Staten Island.
Adam Boll, the vice president of Northwell ventures operations, said the facility has been well received in Lynbrook.
“It was very upbeat,” he said of the ceremony. “Lots of excitement from community members and local elected officials around the fact that we’ve been able to bring one of our urgent care centers into the community. They feel that there’s been a need and we’re filling that need both by the location and hours we provide.”
The care center is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.