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Car Rentals

The North Shore – LIJ Health System has extended its employee discount on car rentals to patients of The Chiari Institute. It is the Enterprise Corporate Class Business Rental Program. To receive special rates, you can do one of three things:

  • Book on the Internet at,
  • Call 1-800-Rent-A-Car, or
  • Contact a branch directly.

Be sure to provide our Corporate Class ID number, CL2333 to receive your discount. The web site will also ask you for your company’s name – enter NOR.


Taxi Service from JFK or LaGuardia Airport

Yellow cabs are NYC cabs and are metered. Approximate cost from JFK or LaGuardia Airports to one of the hotels listed below is between $70-90. We advise our patients to contact one of the following taxi companies in advance of your visit to arrange transportation from the airport:

  • Ollie’s Airport Service: 516-829-8647 ($46 from LaGuardia/$53 from JFK; before gratuity)
  • Friendly Taxi: 516-466-0066 ($40 from LaGuardia/$44 from JFK; before gratuity)

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Patient Airlift Services

Patient Airlift Services arranges free air transportation based on need to individuals in the Northeastern U.S., requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow up, for military personnel and their families or for other compassionate or humanitarian purposes.

PALS has a network of volunteer pilots who provide this service without compensation, using their own or rented aircraft. In no case are fees of any kind charged for these services and their is no limit to the amount of flight requests you can make.

Generally, the individuals who utilize PALS have limited financial resources or are receiving diagnosis, treatment, or follow-up for various types of acute or chronic illnesses or conditions that make it either financially impossible or otherwise unfeasible to use public commercial or private charter transportation.

To request a flight contact PALS at:

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Preferred Area Hotels
(in order of proximity to The Chiari Institute)

The Andrew Hotel
75 North Station Plaza, Great Neck, NY
1.2 miles from The Chiari Institute
(516) 482-2900
Rate: $175.00* per night - Flat rate for North Shore – LIJ Health System
* Includes Deluxe Continental Breakfast and wireless internet access

The Inn at Great Neck
30 Cuttermill Road, Great Neck, NY
1.3 miles from The Chiari Institute
(516) 773-2000
Rate: $180.00 per night - Flat rate for North Shore – LIJ Health System

Adria Hotel ~ Best Western Bayside Inn
220-33 Northern Blvd., Bayside, NY
2.5 miles from The Chiari Institute
(718) 631-5900
Rate: $99 for single beds per night and $119 for double beds per night.

Roslyn Claremont Hotel
1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, NY
3.5 miles from The Chiari Institute
(516) 625-2700
Rate: $ 189.00* Ask for North Shore Health System Preferred Rate
* Includes Continental Breakfast and wireless internet access

Glen Cove Mansion
Hotel and Conference Center
200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, NY 11542
10.9 miles from The Chiari Institute (car recommended)
(516) 671-6400 or 877-782-9426
Rates are seasonal: Ask for North Shore Health System Preferred Rate – 10% off of the nightly rate
*Includes: use of the facility: indoor pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, 24hr fitness center; and high speed wireless internet access in all rooms

Residence Inn by Marriott
9 Gerhard Road, Plainview, NY 11803
15.7 miles from The Chiari Institute, near All County MRI, ask your medical secretary for details
(516) 433-6200 or 800-331-3131
Chiari discounted rates:  Studio, Queen, King or Double suites $175* per night; One Bedroom Queen Suites $205* per night, King Suites $249* per night
*each suite has a fully equipped kitchen and high speed internet access, wireless internet access in lobby, complimentary deluxe breakfast buffet daily, complimentary dinner, Monday-Thursday, and indoor and outdoor pool

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Less Expensive Hotels

Red Roof Inn (Corporate VP+ ID number is CP521829). 
699 Dibblee Drive, Westbury, NY  11590
Located about 10 miles from The Chiari Institute (car recommended).
(516) 794-2555                                              
Flat Rate for NSLIJHS:  $94.99 + tax/night; $99.99+ tax/night for king bed and work area

Floral Park Motor Lodge
30 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park, NY  11001
(516) 775-7777
6.9 miles from The Chiari Institute
Flat Rate for NSLIJHS patients:  $98 + tax per night for one queen size bed; $121 + tax for two double beds.

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