A new medical facility will open in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City on Tuesday, May 10, offering free COVID-19 vaccination and booster shots, as well as free monoclonal antibody infusion treatments to all patients on opening day.
Nao Medical, formerly known as Statcare, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their new NYC flagship location at 30-07 36th Ave. just a half block west of the 36th Avenue N/W subway station.
As a comprehensive, community-focused and walk-in healthcare facility, Nao Medical is expanding its suite of services from urgent care to primary care including mental health and wellness services — especially during Mental Health Awareness Month in May — immigration services, occupational medicine, travel clinic, at-home care and more.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Nao Medical served more than 700,000 New Yorkers, providing them with much-needed access to COVID PCR tests, rapid tests and antibody infusions. The facility’s providers also went into communities with their mobile units and gave 5,000 lifesaving vaccinations.
“Nao” means boat in Hindi, Sanskrit and Spanish, bringing to mind the idea of ferrying their patients from a time of stress to a moment of calm and navigating toward better health.
“We started our family-owned business back in 2009 with only a handful of employees, and are honored to serve local residents throughout Queens, New York City and Long Island, bridging the gap between emergency and primary care — especially in communities without access to affordable primary healthcare,” Nao Medical founders Dr. Priti Jain and Dr. Sandeep Jai said. “Our mission has always been to bring back a human approach to healthcare, treating patients holistically, and promoting prevention over a cure through education.”
The ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at noon with radio broadcasters Angela Yee, Nilda Rosario and Skeery Jones. A Q&A session with Nao Medical healthcare professional will follow.