CityMD Temporarily Shuts 19 Locations Amid Urgent Testing Demands
The closures began on Wednesday, and CityMD has not said how long they will last.
As lines at testing sites grow longer and coronavirus cases surge, the privately owned urgent care clinic CityMD has temporarily closed 19 of its 150 locations in New York and New Jersey, the company announced.
The company cited staffing shortages as the reason for the closures of the locations, 13 of which are in New York City. The closures began on Wednesday, and CityMD has not said how long they will last.
“Continuing to provide these services to the community is a top priority; however, our physicians and teammates are also a priority,” the company said in a statement late Tuesday. “It is our hope that closing sites now will best allow us to avoid future closures as this surge continues.”
Coronavirus cases in New York City, most notably those driven by the Omicron variant, have shot up in recent weeks. The surge has led to businesses closing their doors temporarily and people rearranging their holiday plans.
New Yorkers have routinely encountered long testing lines at CityMD clinics and other locations, waiting in some cases for hours. The city is moving to increase testing options; by the end of the week, New Yorkers will have 112 city-run locations available for testing.
Below are the CityMD locations that have closed. And here is a list of all CityMD locations in New York and New Jersey, including the ones that are still open.
CityMD East 14th
CityMD East 50th
CityMD West 39th
CityMD West 125th
CityMD Bensonhurst – 18th Ave.
CityMD Cobble Hill
CityMD Prospect Park South
CityMD East Fordham
CityMD East 161st
CityMD Bay Shore – North Sunrise Highway
CityMD Jersey City – Grove Street