The NYC Test & Treat Corps announced today that its first-in-the-nation mobile “Test to Treat” program will double in size over the next three weeks,
expanding to 75 mobile units all of which will provide rapid antigen testing, PCR testing and on-site treatment by the end of October. To date, the mobile Test to Treat Program has administered approximately 60,000 tests and immediately connected nearly 1,700 patients to life-saving treatment. The program has established testing sites in over 100 unique locations across New York City, performing over 60% of tests in TRIE neighborhoods the City’s Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity (TRIE) determined were hardest hit by the pandemic. In addition, as of October 1, New Yorkers may present proof of a positive test — including at-home test results and test results from any external testing provider — at all mobile Test to Treat units to be evaluated for and prescribed COVID treatments on site.
“New York City has made it easier than ever to get treated for COVID-19, and with the expansion of our groundbreaking mobile Test to Treat program to all of the city’s mobile testing fleet, getting connected to lifesaving treatment if you test positive has never been more accessible,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “This expansion will save lives today and prepares us for future waves of this pandemic, keeping more New Yorkers safe and healthy.”
“The expansion of the NYC Test & Treat Corps’ mobile Test to Treat units is great leadership in action,” said Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator. “The work of the Corps builds on our shared commitment to reducing death and disability from COVID-19. The mobile Test to Treat model has saved so many lives by making sure care comes to patients where they are, allowing for early diagnosis and easy access to life-saving treatments.”
“New Yorkers all across the city have been carrying on over the last couple years — going to their workplaces, taking their kids to the park or to school, meeting family and friends and living their lives,” said Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Anne Williams-Isom. “We must meet people where they are, so that they can keep doing what they do to make our city so vibrant. That’s why additional mobile Test to Treat units are so important.”