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The good news keeps rolling in for the Good Health Shuttle

The Floating Hospital was featured on Good Day New York’s “Hero of the Day” segment for its Good Health Shuttle fleet of passenger vans that provides free shelter-to-clinic transportation for families living in temporary housing. The shuttle eliminates barriers to accessing care by ensuring patients make their medical appointments. The program received grant support from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and the Pfizer Foundation, both of whom aim to promote healthcare equities for medically underserved populations. We thank them for helping our patient families get to the doctor, safely, securely, and with dignity.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Cooking class

Every Wednesday
Main Clinic LIC

During Cooking Class Wednesdays, our Health Education team teaches nutrition midday in the best way possible – through food preparation classes. Lessons are designed to demonstrate ways to provide nutritious and tasty fare regardless of available cooking facilities. No cook breakfast, anyone? Patients only.

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Veggie Taste Test Tuesday

Every Tuesday
Main Clinic LIC

We all know that vegetables are important in a nutritious diet. Our Health Education team will show how they can be cost-efficient, easy to prepare, and delicious through cooking demos and tastings throughout the day.

Free Day February

Wednesday, February 1st – Tuesday, February 28th
Main Clinic LIC

Every free day we have, during black history month, we have some exciting activities planned! Every Friday we will play an age-appropriate movie relating to black history, or a strong black lead. We will have trivia and give away books, all month long!

Give Away a Smile Day!

Friday, February 3rd
Main Clinic LIC

Today we are offering a dental class and giving away toothbrushes and toothpaste while supplies last. We will be doing arts, crafts, and trivia.

Heart Health Days

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday February 7th, 8th, and 9th
Main Clinic LIC

For health heart days we are creating a DIY heart pump model paired with trivia. Activities to increase heart health include, hopscotch, and jump rope.

National Condom Week

Monday, February 13th-Friday, February 17th
Main Clinic LIC

For national condom week, we will have educational trivia and goodie bags!

How to Heal a Broken Heart

Tuesday, February 14th
Main Clinic LIC

Our emotional heart is just as important as our physical one! For Valentine’s Day we will come together and heal our hearts with a self-esteem class, healthy comfort food, and a bouquet of condom roses.

Camp Rise Up Reunion

Thursday, February 23rd
Main Clinic LIC

Our favorite campers are gathering together again for a reunion!

VIRTUAL TOUR

A RESPONSIVE BUILDING FOR A BUSTLING AND VIBRANT COMMUNITY

The Floating Hospital: A vibrant clinic for a new model of healthcare

Our main clinic is designed to accommodate increased services and patient capacity—all in the world of pandemic protocols. Filled with light and color, every foot of the space responds to the needs of patients and staff. The clinic will allow us to provide the quality of care that is our hallmark—and bring an enhanced family healthcare experience to our community.

NEWS

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CRAIN’S DIVERSITY CHAMPIONS AWARD

JUNE 16, 2022  |  CURRENT NEWS

The Floating Hospital is honored to receive the Diversity Champions Award from Crain’s New York, as part of their Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards (paywall).

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THE FLOATING HOSPITAL X PICKLEBALL

MAY 17, 2022  |  CURRENT NEWS

At the inaugural New York Pickleball Open, The Floating Hospital’s health educators will learn how to play the game, so they can in turn teach it to campers at Camp Rise Up.

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REP. MALONEY PREVIEWS ASTORIA VACCINE CENTER

APRIL 14, 2022  |  CURRENT NEWS

Rep. Carolyn Maloney appeared on PIX11 news to preview a Covid vaccine and testing center at Astoria Houses, for which she obtained funding. The Floating Hospital will manage vaccinations and testing at the center.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

The Floating Hospital remains unchanged in its commitment to provide care, regardless of ability to pay, to New York City’s most vulnerable residents, homeless families living in family shelters and domestic violence safe houses. For them we are an island of stability in their often turbulent, and ever-changing, world. Your support matters and makes a difference.

$25

Provides a healthy lunch for a family of four

$100

Provides one tank of gas for our Good Health Shuttle that transports people to their medical appointments

$250

$250 enables a woman to receive the screenings and physical exams needed for employment or school.

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