The Health Department is ensuring there is fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. Our plans account for health inequities and disparities faced by underserved communities (PDF). We are ensuring the communities hit hardest by the pandemic have access to the vaccine.
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Health Insurance: Enrollment Counselors
718-637-5222, 718-637-5361. Crown Heights Health Center enrollment staff will continue to provide enrollment services at our new Bedford Health Center site. Call for information or to schedule a telephone enrollment appointment. Manhattan. Washington Heights Health Center. 600 West 168th Street, Second Floor. 212-368-5475.
Health Insurance: Tips and Programs
Health Insurance: Tips and Programs. To make signing up for health insurance as easy as possible, gather as much of the below information and documents as you can for everyone in your household who is enrolling. Even if you do not have all of this information now, you can still start the process. Current employment and income information, such
Health Care-Associated Infections
Health Care-Associated Infections Reporting Health Care-Associated Infections. Inpatient and outpatient Article 28 facilities (e.g. hospitals and nursing homes) must report suspected and confirmed health care-associated infections to NYSDOH; Non-Article 28 health care facilities (e.g. adult care facilities and private outpatient medical offices) must report possible suspected …
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Teen sexual health topics are often not included in the required annual continuing education courses for pharmacists. The following accredited, four-part curriculum on teen sexual and reproductive health offers modules and a test for three continuing education credits through the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York .
Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR)
The New York Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR) keeps immunization records for all children and adults who live in the city. CIR consolidates immunization information and shares it with health care providers, families and agencies concerned with public health.
High Blood Pressure
If your health care provider prescribes medicine, take it as directed. Even if your numbers get better, it is important to keep taking your medicine so your numbers stay that way. If you have trouble taking your medicine as prescribed, talk with your health care provider or pharmacist about options. For help managing your medicine:
Brownsville Neighborhood Health Action Center
The Brownsville Neighborhood Health Action Center hosts a variety of programs and activities focused on the health and wellness of Brownsville residents. Our clinical partners also offer primary care services. The Action Center is part of the City's effort to promote health equity and reduce health disparities in the neighborhood.
Oral Health: Adults
Oral Health: Adults. Almost all adults have problems with oral health at some point in their lives. In the U.S., one in four adults has untreated tooth decay. Nearly half of all adults have gum disease. Untreated gum disease or tooth decay may lead to pain, infection, tooth loss, difficulty eating, bad breath and the need for complex dental
Health Department’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs Open
Health Department’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs Open. Over 125 sites now up and running across the five boroughs. Eligible New Yorkers can find the sites closest to them on the Health Department’s Vaccine Locations page. January 9, 2021 — Three new COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs located in the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn will open Sunday, the Health Department …
Morphine Milligram Equivalent (MME) Calculator
Disclaimers. This tool is not intended for use in the setting of end-of-life care. If dosing reaches 90 MME/day, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recommends thorough reassessment of the patient's pain status and treatment plan, and reconsideration of other approaches to pain management.
Mental Health Licensed Programs
Mental Health Licensed Programs. The NYC Health Department accepts letters of intent from NYC entities interested in establishing a program licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health. In your letter of intent, include the following information: Narrative: Provide a brief description of proposed action, identifying the specific
CIR: How to Report
Health Level 7 Standard, version 2.5.1. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) together with public and private healthcare professionals and software developers have defined a set of electronic messages that support the national standards for exchanging immunization data.
The Health Department may issue violations to food service establishments and retailers that offer food or drink containing CBD. If you are a food service operator, learn more about the laws on CBD sales. Additional Resources. Cannabis Use in New York City (PDF) New York State Office of Cannabis Management; More Information. Drugs and Health
World Trade Center Health Registry
In November 2001, the NYC Health Department helped create a registry devoted to handling 9/11-related health effects. Their main goals were to: Track the health of people affected by 9/11. Document the physical and mental health impact of 9/11. Investigate rare cancers among those who were near the World Trade Center.
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Lead is a harmful metal that can cause serious health problems. Lead is especially dangerous for children and pregnant women, but it can harm anyone. Lead is often found in old paint. Lead paint, and the dust it turns into, is the most commonly identified source of childhood lead exposure in New York City. The most commonly identified sources
Physical and Mental Health
Physical and Mental Health Physical Health. A month after 9/11, nearly 50% of people living near the WTC site who participated in a survey about their health needs and concerns said they had nose, throat or eye irritation. 1 Respiratory hospital admissions increased significantly among lower Manhattan residents the first week after 9/11 compared with a similar demographic in …
Alcohol and Drug Use Data Tables
Alcohol use among youth by demographics, New York City, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015. Any illicit drug use among youth by demographics, New York City, 2013, 2015. Cocaine use among youth, New York City, 1999-2015. Ecstasy use among youth, New York City, 2003-2015. Heroin use among youth, New York City, 1999-2015.
Nutrition: Farmers Markets
All NYC farmers markets accept Health Bucks coupons and most accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or foods stamps) benefits on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. There are several ways to find a farmers market near you: Search the NYC Health Map; Text “SoGood” to 877-877 [Español: Envía “MuyRico” al 877-877]
Lead Poisoning: Information for Building Owners
As of July 20, 2019, the Health Department's new lead-based paint standards are: 0.5 mg/cm 2 or 0.25% by weight for investigations conducted in response to a child who was reported to have a blood lead level of 5 mcg/dL or higher. …
Health Alert Network (HAN)
Health Alert Network (HAN) The Health Alert Network (HAN) contains public health information for medical providers, including: Up-to-date health alert information, delivered to your inbox and archived on the web ; An online document library on public health topics; An online community to exchange information and ideas with colleagues
Health Department Encourages New Yorkers to Protect
Health Department Encourages New Yorkers to Protect Themselves From Tick-borne Illnesses As Summer Approaches . Most people with tick-borne diseases are infected while visiting or working in areas outside of New York City, except for people who live in Staten Island. In 2020, there were 703 cases of Lyme disease among New Yorkers
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient Services. These are mental health services provided in a hospital setting 24 hours a day for children who need hospitalization because of the severity of their mental illness and dangerousness to themselves or others.
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
A health care provider may suspect infection if you have a fever and a blister-like rash on your hands, feet or mouth. Tests to confirm diagnosis are unnecessary and rarely done. There is no specific treatment for the virus. It is recommended you drink plenty of fluids and treat a fever.
Violence: A Health Issue
Violence: A Health Issue. Violence of all forms affects our city, devastating families and communities. Research increasingly shows that this is a health issue in need of a health approach in response. Such an approach focuses on preventing events, providing treatment for people at the most risk and changing social expectations.
2018 Community Health Profiles
“The Health Department’s Community Health Profiles are a comprehensive representation of neighborhood health that includes new and unique indicators, such as having helpful neighbors and on-time high school graduation rate, which represents a shift in the Health Department’s narrative about what makes health and what contributes to the
Health and Fitness Text Amendment: Overview
The Health and Fitness proposal supports the long-term goals of health equity and economic development laid out in these plans, while also addressing the short-term need to facilitate business recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Community Health Survey Methodology
Community Health Survey Methodology. The Community Health Survey (CHS) has been conducted annually by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene since 2002. Data collected from the CHS are used to better understand the health and risk behaviors of New Yorkers and to track key indicators. Target Population
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the U.S. About 80 million people in the U.S. have HPV infection and nearly half of infections occur in teens and young adults ages 15 to 24.
COVID-19: Resources for Health Care Facilities
Resources for Health Care Facilities. The resources listed below can help health care facilities improve their preparedness, response and recovery during the COVID-19 emergency. Also, you can get more information about how hospitals can generally plan for future public health crises. Expand All Collapse All.
Caring for Horses Working in NYC
The original Health Certificate must be submitted, by mail or in person to the Office of Veterinary Public Health Services, 125 Worth Street, CN66, New York NY, 10013, within 30 days of the veterinarian's examination. What if my horse is out of state on furlough when the second health exam is due and I cannot find a NYS licensed veterinarian?
New york city department of health and mental hygiene
The NYC Health Department works with hospitals, local pharmacies, primary care providers, community-based organizations, city agencies and others to improve public health across the city. We partner with stakeholders and communities to provide direction and evaluation through a variety of advisory boards and
Health Department Releases Report on Improvements in
Health Department Releases Report on Improvements in Citywide Air Quality. The report covers eleven years of data from the largest urban air monitoring program of any U.S. city. Average levels of fine particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and …
Opioid Addiction Treatment With Buprenorphine and
There are several ways in NYC to find a health care provider who treats opioid addiction with buprenorphine (Suboxone® is a common brand name), or to find a methadone treatment program. You can: Find the right drug or alcohol use treatment program by using the Treatment Availability Dashboard.
Gay Men, Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men
Mental Health. Stigma, homophobia and discrimination can have negative effects on the mental health and well-being of MSM. If you or someone you know could benefit from counseling or other mental health services, contact NYC Well for free confidential support.. A traumatic incident can include verbal harassment, physical violence or sexual assault.