By Mary Frost
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Coney Island Hospital, devastated by Superstorm Sandy, has opened a walk-in Urgent Care Center –- but not an emergency room, the hospital emphasizes.
Officials estimate that the damaged hospital won't be back on its feet until early next year.
In the meantime, walk-in services are available 24 hours a day at 2601 Ocean Parkway. Outpatient primary care services are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
In addition, a mobile medical van is serving the community at 43 Seba Avenue in Geritsen Beach, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week.
In a real emergency, don’t come to the Center, the hospital warns -- as you'll just get turned away. Instead, call 9-1-1.