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Newsday has compiled this list of telephone numbers, websites and other resources to help you navigate life during coronavirus.

How to find out about testing

The FDA approved New York State to authorize the state's 28 public and private labs to begin manual, semi-automated and automated testing for novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Testing is free to all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider or by calling the NYS COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

To get tested at a state-run drive-through testing site:

  • Call 888-364-3065.
  • You will be asked questions about what COVID-19 symptoms you have.
  • The information is sent to a state database, and you are prioritized based on your answers to questions.
  • If you are eligible for testing, you will be called with an appointment time.

SOURCE: New York State Department of Health

ProHEALTH Care has drive-thru testing at sites in Jericho and Lake Success. ProHEALTH also does testing at its 30 urgent-care centers. Call for an appointment, hotline 516-874-0411.

There are six Nassau clinics of the nonprofit Long Island FQHC Inc., which serves many low-income people, call 516-296-3742 for an appointment

AFC Urgent Care Farmingdale, which has three locations on Long Island, call 631-983-4578 for an appointment

How to get answers to general health questions

Centers for Disease Control: 1-800-232-4636,

New York State Department of Health: 1-888-364-3065,

Nassau County Department of Health: 1-516-227-9697, after hours and weekend emergencies: 516-742-6154; Text COVID19NC to 888777 for updates,

Suffolk County Department of Health: 1-631-854-0000, Public Health Hotline: 1-631-787-2200; Emergencies After 5 p.m.: 1-631-852-4820,

Nassau hospitals

Glen Cove Hospital:  833-4UR-CARE,

Long Island Jewish Valley Stream; A Division of Long Island Jewish Medical Center: 516-256-6000,

Mercy Medical Center: 516-626-3729,

Mount Sinai South Nassau: 516-632-3000; 877-768-8462,

Nassau University Medical Center: 516-572-0123,

North Shore University Hospital: 516-562-0100,

NYU Winthrop Hospital:  516-663-0333; 866-946-8476,

Plainview Hospital: 516-719-3000,

South Nassau Communities Hospital Off-Campus Emergency Department: 516-870-1010,

St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center: 516-562-6000,

St. Joseph Hospital: 516-562-6000,

Syosset Hospital: 516-496-6400,

Suffolk Hospitals

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center: 631-376-3000,

Huntington Hospital: 631-351-2000,

Mather Hospital, 631-473-1320,

Long Island Community Hospital: 621-654-7100,

Peconic Bay Medical Center: 631-548-6000,

Southside Hospital: 631-968-3000,

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center: 631-862-3000,

St. Charles Hospital:

Stony Brook University Hospital: 631-689-8333,

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital: 631-726-8200,

How to get help if you're out of work

Long Island residents filing for unemployment can file online at

If you are filing a new Unemployment Insurance claim, the day you should apply is based on the first letter of your last name.
A - F file on Monday | G - N file on Tuesday | O - Z file on Wednesday
Missed your day? File on Thgrusday through Ssunday.

If you have to call the telephone claims center regarding your claim, call 1-888-209-8124 during the hours of operation:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Please note that the telephone claims center cannot help you with issues related to your account, such as difficulty logging in, changing your personal information or resetting your password.
For assistance, please call 800-833-3000.

Job listings on Long Island:

How to get mental health help

Nassau County:

Nassau County Crisis Helpline: 516-227-TALK (8255) For those experiencing a mental health or addiction crisis.

Nassau County Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline: 516-292-3040

Nassau County Safe Center Hotline: 516-542-0404; For those experiencing abuse, domestic violence, etc.

Veterans Crisis Line:  516-282-0670, 1-800-273-8255

Nassau County Dept of Mental Health Warmline, 516-489-0100, press 1; 24-hour counseling available

Suffolk County:

Suffolk County Crisis Response - DASH (Diagnostic, Assessment, and Stabilization Hub) - 90 Adams Ave., Hauppauge. 631-952-3333

CPEP Program at Stony Brook (psychiatric emergency room) 631-444-6050

Crisis Residence at Pilgrim 631-761-2929

Domestic violence and sexual assault 24-hour hotline 631-360-3606

Response HotLine 631-751-7500

LICADD substance abuse 24-hour hotline 631-979-1700

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 631-800-273-TALK (8255)

Talbot House 24-hour substance abuse crisis hotline 631-589-4144

Adult Protective Services 631-854-3195

Child Protective Services 800-342-3720

Long Island Crisis Center 516-679-1111

Department of Social Services Emergency Services 631-854-9100

Sagamore Children’s Crisis Respite House & Suffolk Crisis Respite Bed Network  631-370-1701

Children’s Home Based Crisis Intervention 631-920-8302

Suffolk County Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline  631-669-1124

Mental health clinics

Phone screenings are required

Brentwood Clinic - 1841 Brentwood Road, Brentwood, (631) 853-7300
Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Farmingville Clinic - 15 Horseblock Place, Farmingville, (631) 854-2552
Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

State and Islandwide

New York State Office of Mental Health Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314,  free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency.

Crisis Text Help Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. Or

Long Island Crisis Center 24/7 Crisis Hotline: (516) 679-1111

Hispanic Counseling Center: (516) 538-2613; taking calls Mon-Thurs 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri and Sat 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; phone is answered off hours as well.

Asian LifeNet Hotline, 24 hours: 1-877-990-8585, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Fujianese are offered.

Korean American Family Service Center crisis hotline:  718-460-3800; hotline is free and operates 24 hours a day. Counselors and trained volunteers are ready to help you in either Korean and/or English.

Free online resources

Hofstra University's guide to coping with fear and sadness during a pandemic:

Catholic Health Services guide to reducing COVID-19-induced anxiety:


Catholic Health Services guide to mental health services:


Other resources from Catholic Health Services:

How to get help with food

Island Harvest: 516-294-8528,

List of food pantries around Long Island:

Long Island Cares: 631-582-3663,

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): contact your local department of social services or call the toll-free OTDA Hotline: 1-800-342-3009

Nassau County Department of Social Services: 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale, 516-227-8519

Nassau’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Offices: 516-227-8096, 516-227-8003, 516-227-8523, 516-227-7401

Suffolk County Department of Social Services: 3085 Veterans Highway, Ronkonkoma, 631-854-9936, Emergency Contact: 631-854-910

Meals on Wheels

Long Beach and Glen Cove, (516) 992-0081

Hempstead, (516) 539-0150

Merrick, North Merrick and other areas in Nassau County, (516) 992-0276

Town of Babylon (provided by Catholic Charities) (631)789-5219

Nassau County, Catholic Charities Senior Services,  (516)771-3410

Three Village Meals On Wheels, Inc., Stony Brook, (631)689-7070

East Hampton, (631) 329-1669

Riverhead, (631) 722-4444 ext. 304

How to get around Long Island

Long Island Rail Road: 511 or 718-217-5477

New York City Subways, Buses, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels: 511

Suffolk County Transit: 631-852-5200

Nassau Inter-County Express: 516-336-6600

Huntington Area Rapid Transit: 631-427-8287

Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Co.: 888-443-3779

Cross Sound Ferry: 631-323-2525

Airports are suggesting that people call the airlines directly, but these are their numbers:

MacArthur Airport: 631-467-3300

John F. Kennedy International Airport: 718-244-4444

LaGuardia Airport: 718-533-3400

Newark Liberty International Airport: 973-961-6000

How to get help for your small business

U.S. Small Business Administration:

The Main Street Lending Program will enhance support for small and mid-sized businesses by offering 4-year loans to companies employing up to 10,000 workers

or with revenues of less than $2.5 billion:

Farmingdale Small Business Development Center:  Serving Nassau, Suffolk Counties

3 Marlin Drive, Campus Commons, 2350 Broadhollow Rd.,Copiague, 934-420-2765, fax: 934-420-2895,

SBDC Satellite Centers

 Small Business Development Center Satellite Office, Farmingdale State/E.O.C.: 269 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, 516-564-8672

Small Business Development Center, Research and Development Park, Stony Brook University: Research and Support Services (Building 17), Room 146, Stony Brook University, 631-632-9837, fax 631-632-7176,

Satellite office in Southampton: Stony Brook Southampton, 182 Chancellors Hall, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton,631-632-9837

Stony Brook University  Incubator at Calverton: 4603 Middle Country Road, Calverton, 631-632-9837

How to get help with utilities

PSEG Long Island,; 800-490-0075 (to report outage/downed power lines)

National Grid on Long Island,, 800-930-5003 or 631-755-6200; 800-490-0045 (gas emergency)

New York American Water,, 1-877-426-6999

Suffolk Water Authority,, 631-698-9500 during regular business hours, 631-589-5200 for after-hours emergencies

Water Authority of Western Nassau County,, 516-327-4100

Optimum,, 866-200-7273 or 631-393-0636

Verizon FiOS,, 1-800-837-4966

DirecTV,, 800-531-5000

Dish,, 888-434-0112

Spectrum,, 855-707-7328

How to get help from public safety organizations

Suffolk County Police

Emergency calls 911

Nonemergencies requiring police response 631-852-COPS(2677)

Other Helpful Numbers 

Precinct Front Desks:

1st Precinct, 555 Route 109, West Babylon 631-854-8100

2nd Precinct, 1071 Park Ave, Huntington 631-854-8200

3rd Precinct, 1630 5th Ave, Bay Shore 631-854-8300

4th Precinct, 727 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Smithtown 631-854-8400

5th Precinct, 125 Waverly Ave, Patchogue 631-854-8500

6th Precinct, 400 Middle County Rd, Selden 631-854-8600

7th Precinct, 1419 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley 631-852-8700

Suffolk Village Police

Asharoken Police, 631-261-7400,

Village of Amityville Police, 631-264-6000,

Village of Head-of-the-Harbor, 631-584-7891,

Village of Nissequogue, 631-584-5300,

Nassau County Police , 516-573-8800

Emergency calls 911

Internal Affairs Unit, 516-573-7120            

Other Helpful Numbers 

Precinct Front Desks:

1st Precinct, 900 Merrick Road, Baldwin 516-573-6100

2nd Precinct, 7700 Jericho Tpke, Woodbury 516-573-6200

3rd Precinct, 214 Hillside Ave, Williston Park 516-573-6300

4th Precinct, 1699 Broadway, Hewlett 516-573-6400

5th Precinct, 1655 Dutch Broadway, Elmont 516-573-6500

6th Precinct, 100 Community Dr. E, Manhasset 516-573-6600

7th Precinct, 3636 Merrick Road, Seaford 516-573-6700

8th Precinct, 299 Hicksville Rd, Bethpage 516-573-6800

Nassau Village Police

Floral Park Police, 516-326-6330,

Village of Garden City, 516-465-4100,

Village of Great Neck Estates, 516-487-7700,

Village of Hempstead, 516-483-6200,

Village of Kensington, 516-482-2853,

Village of Kings Point, 516-482-1000,

Village of Lake Success, 516 482-4600,

Lynbrook, 516-599-3300,

Malverne Village, 516-599-314,

Old Brookville Village Police, 516-626-1300  Also serves the villages of Upper Brookville, Old Brookville, Brookville, Matinecock, Mill Neck and Cove Neck

Village of Muttontown, 516-364-3950

Village of Old Westbury, 516-626-0200

Oyster Bay Cove Village, 516-922-6363

Port Washington Police, 516-883-0500,

Rockville Centre Police, 516-766-1500,

Sands Point Police Department, 516-883-3100,

Other Nassau departments

City of Glen Cove Police, 516-676-1000,

City of Long Beach Police, 516- 431-1800,

Fire Departments




Suffolk County Sheriff

Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr., Sheriff

Civil Enforcement: 631-852-5600

Nassau County Sheriff

James Dzurenda, Sheriff

Civil Enforcement: 516-571-2120

Corrections Division: 516-572-4200