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COVID Vaccine Update for Healthcare Professionals


Dear Healthcare Provider,


Starting Monday, January 4, 2021 the following groups can now receive the COVID-19 vaccination (more information can be found here https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-vaccine-information-providers):

  • All Outpatient/Ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care, or other staff in a position in which they have direct contact with patients (i.e., intake staff), will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals who work in private medical practices; hospital-affiliated medical practices; public health clinics; specialty medical practices of all types; dental practices of all types; dialysis workers; diagnostic and treatment centers; occupational therapists; physical therapists; speech therapists; phlebotomists; behavioral health workers; and student health workers.
  • All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients, including those conducting COVID-19 tests, those handling COVID-19 lab specimens and those directly engaged in COVID-19 vaccinations, will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine.If you have not already made arrangements with a hospital system or Federally Qualified Health Center, we wanted to inform you that you can reach out to one of our SI FQHCs and make an appointment.


  1. H+H Gotham Vanderbilt– The process for scheduling with them is via this link: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccine-locations.pageContact: SueLing Lee
    165 Vanderbilt Avenue
    Staten Island, NY 10304
  2. Sun River Health- Contact Dr Atith Patel at atpatel@sunriver.org  929-474-0282 or Ashley Awn aawn@sunriver.org, 855-681-8700, ext 4444
  3. *Beacon has closed form and appointments for this week but will reopen as soon as they get a new shipment. See their process below.Beacon Christian Community Health Center has begun offering the vaccine starting Monday, January 4 by appointment. To help set up the appointments, Beacon is asking for interested individuals to complete the following google form at this link: https://forms.gle/wJiSVdoMHVgHuLmx8After completing their information, Beacon staff will contact respondents to schedule their appointment.  (Beacon can only provide vaccines to individuals who are in the Priority 1A group.)  

If you have any questions, please contact NYC REACH at nycreach@health.nyc.gov.

Partner Success Stories


In reflecting back on Staten Island PPS’s achievements as this chapter of DSRIP comes to an end, the most successful initiatives that result in improved care to individuals, organizational excellence and population health improvement start more often in the lunchroom than the board room. This is dedicated to our partners who did the hard work, implemented the programs, cared for the people who needed it most, when they needed it most and get up every day and do it again. This is in recognition of their passion and singular effort. Read the full article here.


NYC Health + Hospitals is Hiring for the Test and Trace Program!

New York City Health + Hospitals is hiring staff for the COVID-19 Tracing program.
The job titles are as follows:
  • Community Engagement Specialist (require in-person service)
  • Community Engagement Supervisor
  • Case Investigator
  • Case Investigator Supervisor
If you would like to refer applicants who meet the requirements, please do so by emailing CBONYC@bachrachgroup.com with applicants’ resumes. Your can also visit https://bachrachgroup.com/covid-19-jobs/ for the application.
For more information on the Test and Trace program visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org/test-and-trace/.

Military VIP Program at RUMC


Are you an active, retired, or reservist veteran of the United States military? If so, Richmond University Medical Center invites you to enroll in their VIP Program. Members of our military are eligible for unique benefits through the program when they visit Richmond University Medical Center or their primary care sites across Staten Island.


Benefits of the VIP Program:

  • Same day scheduling at RUMC Immediate Care/Primary Care/Walk In Center sites
  • Free parking at the main hospital (valet or token)
  • Free patient room television and/or telephone service, when admitted
  • 24/7 VIP behavioral/mental health issues hotline
  • Complimentary private maternity room, based on availability
  • 20% discount at Lori’s Gifts, located in the main lobby
  • 10% discount at hospital cafeteria and Starbucks
  • Reduced rates for special events (Annual gala, golf outing, etc.)
  • VIP invitation to hospital events (lunch and learns, ribbon cuttings, etc.)

How It Works:

Complete this form and also submit proof of service by email or mail to receive your personalized VIP card. Your card will be mailed to you. Once you receive your VIP program card, present it at the hospital or one of the RUMC primary care sites to enjoy your benefits.



The VIP program is available to members of our military who are active, retired, or reservist. Benefits are non-transferrable and the VIP card must be provided to access the program’s benefits.

Registration is not complete until proof of service is also provided. Valid proof of military service includes:

  • Valid driver’s license with veteran designation
  • DD214 or VA healthcare card
  • A current veteran’s organization membership card (VFW, American Legion, etc.)

Proof of service can be sent to Alutz@rumcsi.org or sent by mail to:

Alex Lutz
Attn: VIP Program
Richmond University Medical Center
355 Bard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310

You’re Invited! Staten Island Equity & Belonging Project

You’re invited to learn more about the Staten Island Equity and Belonging Project, which is a survey to assess the views on equity and belonging among current and former Staten Island residents.

The purpose of the survey is to:

  • Understand the perceptions of equity & belonging among current and former Staten Island residents
  • Gather data that can assist the community leaders in addressing and supporting the well-being of residents living in Staten Island
  • Connect community leaders with training and tools that can be used to facilitate meaningful conversations for social change

Join PCCS and partners on Wednesday, July 29th at 10:00 am as they discuss and explore the Equity & Belonging survey with the College of Staten Island’s Department of Social Work.

You can register for the event here. It is virtual and open to the public!

If you are interested in partnering, contact Alexa Donnelly at alexa@pccsny.org.