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Doctors Open Free Health Clinic In Rockaways For Sandy Victims

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Humanitarian doctors from around the world are coming to Queens to help Hurricane Sandy survivors.

Doctors of the World officially opened a health clinic in Rockaway Park Saturday.

The free clinic is located at 2-30 Beach 102nd Street.

It was founded in direct response to the need to help the neighborhood after the storm.

"As we were building these relations with the community and seeing people, we really felt committed to stay long-term, and that's when we started approached the idea of opening a free clinic and trying to understand if this was something that we could really do and that the community really needed," said Noah Barth, the program's coordinator. "We're happy that now, less than a year after the storm, this free clinic is open.

"We started working immediately when the hurricane came," said Amber Featherstone, the clinic's medical director. "It was obvious where we needed to go."

The clinic is open Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Doctors Of The World was founded in 1980 in Paris by 15 doctors addressing health care gaps and inequality.

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