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Welcome to the Cardiac Fitness Center of St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center - the only hospital-based program of its kind on Long Island.


The center is located on the park-like grounds of The DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research and Education in Greenvale.


Located just off Northern Boulevard, its serene setting offers plenty of convenient and accessible parking.


Our popular fitness center enjoys more than 60,000 visits a year and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.


Visitors are greeted by our friendly staff to make sure every exercise session feels like a welcome visit.


All of our cardiac fitness programs are medically supervised by a doctor, registered nurses and other healthcare professionals, who are always on site.


Our award-winning center is equipped with state-of-the-art exercise equipment.


The workout circuit includes bicycles, treadmills, weight lifting stations and an indoor walking track.


All patients are prescreened for an appropriate fitness plan to ensure all of their cardiac needs are met.


Everyone is continually monitored for their progress by our highly dedicated staff.


For more information on how you can step up to better health and how we can help, call (516) 629-2040.

Clinical Laboratory

The Clinical Laboratory is licensed by New York State Department of Health and is certified by:

  • CLIA: Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (Medicare)
  • JCAHO: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
  • CDC: Center for Disease Control – Lipid Standardization Program

Out-patients are accepted 7 days a week, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For information, call: Main Lab (516) 562-6400 or Pathology (516) 562-6410

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a prescription?
Yes. New York State regulations require that the laboratory receive a written order from your physician.

Do I need to be fasting?
Only for certain tests such as glucose (sugar) or lipids (cholesterol & triglycerides & HDL). Ask your M.D. or call the lab for instructions.

Do I need special instructions regarding medications I am taking?
Yes, for some tests such as :

  • Digoxin
  • Insulin

Do I need to register?
Yes. You must stop at the Cashier’s Office located in the Main Lobby of the hospital. Bring ID and current insurance information.

What Insurance Plans do you accept?
We accept most major plans, however, for specific coverage, please check with your carrier.

Do I need to make an appointment?
No. The laboratory has a walk-in service during regular daytime hours. The lab is located on the lower level of the Hospital, in Roslyn. For directions to the Hospital, click on About Us.

What happens to my test results?
Your results will automatically be sent to the ordering physician. You can also make arrangements to have your results sent to any other physician that may be involved with your health care.