Southampton, NY—Southampton Hospital's Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center will receive $75,000 in New York State funding, which was secured by Senator Ken LaValle in July. The funds are part of an overall effort by the Senator—who is a member of the Senate Coalition Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases—to help fight Lyme and other tick-borne diseases on the East End of Long Island.
"The public need for education and access to diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne illness continues to grow on the East End. We are grateful for Senator LaValle's assistance in obtaining a NYS grant of $75,000 for the second year in a row," said Robert Chaloner, Southampton Hospital President and CEO. "This funding will continue the mission of Southampton Hospital's Tick-Borne Disease Center to provide the best possible information and to promote collaboration within the medical community on the North and South Forks."
"With the continuing high incidence of these tick-borne illnesses, we need to work to eradicate the diseases and end the transmission to individuals," Senator LaValle said. "Southampton Hospital’s Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center has led the way in educational outreach for the public on both the North and South Fork."
Have a question or concern about ticks? Want a free Tick Kit? Call the center's hotline at (631) 726-TICK.