Northwell Health Open Fire Island Clinics for Summer Season

The Northwell clinic on Doctors Walk in Cherry Grove celebrates its 10th year of operation this summer. Photo courtesy of Northwell Health.

With summer beach season officially here, the Northwell Health Immediate Care Centers in Ocean BeachCherry Grove and Saltaire locations are now open through Labor Day.

The conditions that can be treated at these locations include, but are not limited to:

·  Minor injuries and burns;

·  Sprains and strains;

·  Allergic reactions;

·  Mild asthma;

·  Rashes and skin irritations, including poison oak, poison ivy and insect bites.

A Northwell Health medical professional will be available at each of these locations seven days a week: Monday-Thursday: 9-11 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.; Friday: 4-6 p.m.; and Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.

If someone requires treatment outside of those hours or a higher level of care, patients can call emergency numbers and police will direct them to the appropriate medical care, including nearby South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore. Alternatively, patients can use Northwell’s ER on Demand program to receive a virtual exam, diagnosis and care navigation quickly and easily from the comfort of home. 

“It has been so rewarding to hear stories of patients who have been cared for – from being patched up after a minor injury to literally lifesaving heart interventions – and knowing that those were made possible because of Northwell Health’s investment in these three immediate care centers along with the advanced medical practitioners who staff these each summer,” said Edward Fraser, MHA, vice president of community relations at Northwell Health and project manager of the Fire Island Immediate Care Centers. “We appreciate all of the support that has made these clinics possible and are pleased to be there for our patients and community members when they need us.”

This is Northwell’s 11th year offering medical care at Ocean Beach, 10th year at Cherry Grove and fourth year at Saltaire.

For more information about the Northwell Health Fire Island Immediate Care Centers, visit: Ocean BeachCherry Grove or Saltaire.


About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals, about 900 outpatient facilities and more than 12,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 84,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,900 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.