To find a vaccination site, use the City's Vaccine Finder: Find a COVID-19 Vaccine. Call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) to schedule an appointment at certain sites, as well as to get other vaccination assistance. If you are a New York resident who is homebound or at least 65 years old, you can sign up online for an in-home vaccination or by
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All New Yorkers should get tested for COVID-19 if they have symptoms or were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you test positive after taking an at-home test, call your provider or 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319) to discuss treatment options. See below for more information about when to get tested, the types of COVID-19 tests available
Promoting and Protecting the City's Health
August 12, 2022 — The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) today updated New Yorkers on the detection of poliovirus (the virus that causes paralytic polio) in sewage, suggesting likely local circulation of the virus. Polio can lead to permanent paralysis of the
Civil Service System
For more information on upcoming exams visit our Current & Upcoming Exams page. NYS Civil Service Law allows a qualified person with a certified mental or physical disability to be hired into competitive civil service positions without having to take an exam though the 55-a program. To learn more about this program visit the 55-a program page.
Public Health Services
Harlem Health Advocacy Partners is a free program aimed at improving the health and well-being of NYCHA communities through health coaching, wellness activities, peer support and advocacy. The program currently serves NYCHA residents living in East and Central Harlem ages 18 and over with chronic conditions including asthma, diabetes and high
The City’s Health Benefits Program supplements Medicare but does not duplicate benefits available under Medicare. Medicare-eligible members must be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B in order to be covered by a Medicare HMO plan. To enroll in Medicare and assure continuity of benefits upon becoming age 65, contact your Social Security Office
West Nile Virus Detected in Record Number of Mosquitoes Two …
The Health Department has already begun catch basin larviciding, with two helicopter-based larviciding events each in the marsh areas of Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. In addition, the Department sprays pesticides to target adult mosquitoes where persistent West Nile virus activity is detected, with six adulticiding events in
More Than 9,000 Additional Monkeypox Vaccine Appointments to Become Available at 10 A.M., August 13. August 12, 2022 – The City will continue to prioritize equity and urgency in its effort to vaccinate eligible New Yorkers against monkeypox. New public vaccination appointments will go online at 10AM on Saturday, August 13. The 9,000
2022 Health Alert #20: Update on Poliovirus in New York City
HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Ashwin Vasan, MD, PhD Commissioner 2022 Health Alert #20: Update on Poliovirus in New York City • An unvaccinated adult with poliovirus infection and acute flaccid paralysis was reported in Rockland County, New York, highlighting the critical importance of being up to date with recommended immunizations.
Promoting and Protecting the City's Health
Más de 9 000 citas adicionales para la vacuna contra la viruela del mono estarán disponibles a las 10 de la mañana, el 13 de agosto. 12 de agosto de 2022 — La Ciudad continuará priorizando la equidad y la urgencia en su esfuerzo para vacunar a los neoyorquinos elegibles contra la viruela del mono. Las nuevas citas públicas de vacunación se pondrán en línea a las 10 de la …
Monkeypox Information for Providers
Testing is also available through the NYC Public Health Laboratory if prior approval is obtained by calling the Provider Access Line at 866-692-3641. See Monkeypox Testing at the NYC Public Health Lab (PDF) for specimen collection and handling guidance. Providers are responsible for relaying results of monkeypox tests to patients.
Public Health Corps
The Public Health Corps is a city-wide effort to expand the public health workforce by partnering with community groups and community health workers to eliminate COVID-19 inequities through outreach and education. It is active in over 74 NYC ZIP codes and includes about 80 community groups. The NYC Health Department has partnered with well
HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO …
The Health Department will use very low concentrations of Anvil® 10+10, Duet® or MERUS® 3. The risks of pesticides applied by the Health Department for mosquito control are low to people and pets. Some people who are sensitive to spray ingredients may experience short-term eye or throat irritation, or a rash.
Sterilization and Reporting Frequently Asked Questions
Can a patient go to any health care facility for a sterilization procedure? Yes. A qualified provider at any facility can perform the sterilization procedure as long as they have a copy of the original sterilization consent form. A staff member can request a copy of the form from the facility where it was signed if the patient does not have it.
Recent Press Releases
Health Department Announces Latest Distribution of Monkeypox Vaccine. July 20, 2022. NYC Health Department on Most Recent Monkeypox Vaccine Allocation. July 18, 2022. Mayor Adams Announces City Expansion of Mental Health Helpline NYC Well, Strengthening Foundation for Federal 988 Crisis Line. July 15, 2022.
Environmental Health and Safety Department
As required by the HUD Agreement, the Environmental Health and Safety Department’s (“EHS”) Lead Oversight Team (“LOT”) performs compliance assurance inspections of NYCHA personnel and vendors conducting Renovation, Repair, and Painting (“RRP”) jobs,