Westchester/Rockland, NY] –The Open Door Family Medical Center’s School-Based Health Center Program will become known as the Nita M. Lowey Center for Health in Schools.

The program provides primary health care services for students in elementary, middle and high schools in Port Chester and Ossining. Services are available regardless of a family’s ability to pay and there are no out-of-pocket costs.

“The name change pays tribute to our long-standing partnership with Congresswoman Lowey, who has been a major supporter of the Open Door since the program’s beginning,” said Lindsay Farrell, President and CEO of Open Door. “She has been instrumental in securing the funding for the launch and growth of our School-Based Health Center program over many years.”

Nita Lowey represented parts of Westchester, Rockland, the Bronx and Queens in Congress from 1989 until her retirement in January, and most recently served as Chair of the House’s Appropriations Committee. Prior to this, she was Assistant Secretary of State in New York State for 13 years.

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Published on Thursday, 08 April 2021 13:18

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