New York City Opens Bilingual Walk-In Testing Site for Coronavirus

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Currents News Staff

Non-english speakers can struggle when receiving health care, as the language barrier can confuse an already complicated situation.  

The first bilingual walk-in testing site for coronavirus has opened in New York City. The facility is in Washington Heights and will have the ability to test large numbers of New Yorkers per day.

Doctor Ramon Rallaj is one of the medical professionals trying to help them here in New York City. He is the chairman of Somos Community Care, which serves more than 650,000 patients in largely under-served communities.

He joins Currents News to discuss risk factors these communities face, as well as how the city’s health system can improve on reaching them with the vital information and healthcare they need during this crisis.