Hamden – Mayor Curt Balzano Leng is pleased to announce that the partnership between the Town of Hamden, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center (CSHHC), Hamden Public Schools, and Quinnipiack Valley Health District will offer indoor COVID-19 testing at the Hamden Board of Education Building at 60 Putnam Avenue. Testing will take place in the gymnasium 8:30am to 4:30pm on Tuesday, 12/22 and Tuesday, 12/29, and every Tuesday and Thursday beginning on Tuesday, January 5. This new testing program follows a series testing events over the summer at Hamden High School and the Keefe Community Center.
Testing is free of charge and is made possible through funding from the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services. Services are offered on a first come/first serve basis; no appointment or physician order is required. Testing will be available to all members of the community age 3 months and older, including people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19. No appointment or physician order is required. The testing is walk-up, so please park and walk into the gym to be registered.
Commenting, Mayor Leng said, “We are extremely pleased to partner with CS-HHC to assist and serve our Hamden residents in need of additional COVID-19 testing. Hamden is committed to working with CSHHC and QVHD to continue to offer testing for the community. We take these actions in accordance with the recommendations of the CDC and State Health Experts, as we work to safely re-open our communities and protect against further spread of COVID-19.”
“Our partnership with the town, the health district and the state is a great example of the collaborative approach necessary to provide health care services to all the people who need them, when and where they need them,” said Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center CEO Michael Taylor. “We are proud and encouraged by the way our community leaders are pulling together during this health crisis.”
The health center is encouraging residents to continue taking steps to prevent and slow the spread of the virus. It recommends the following:
- Keep a 6-foot distance from others when you are out.
- Wear a mask in public.
- Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with your sleeve or a tissue and throw it in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
- Contact your health care provider if you experience any symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath, headaches, loss of smell or taste and diarrhea.
For more information, please contact the Cornell Scott-Health Center directly by reaching Carlah Esdaile-Bragg, Director of Marketing & Community Relations, at 203-503-3276 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cornell Scott – Hill Health Center is the oldest and among the largest community Health Centers in Connecticut. The Center provides integrated medical, dental and behavioral health solutions throughout the Greater New Haven area and the Naugatuck Valley with the goal of improving the health status of patients and the community at large. The Cornell Scott – Hill Health Center has been a leader in community healthcare innovation for over 50 years. Learn more at www.cornellscott.org.