Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there have been severe blood shortages in New York and throughout the country. Giving blood is safe. Governor Cuomo is strongly encouraging eligible and healthy New Yorkers to make an appointment to donate blood.
The City of New York is working to expand testing for COVID-19 rapidly throughout the five boroughs. Check for more locations as testing sites continue to open.
NYC has been working with funeral homes, crematories, hospitals, and nursing homes throughout the five boroughs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency to ensure that those we’ve lost are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Phone-a-Clinician Hotline at 844-NYC-4NYC
To increase access to care for New Yorkers who have symptoms or questions about COVID-19, NYC Health + Hospitals will continue to offer guidance and up-to-date information through their Phone-a-Clinician Hotline at 844-NYC-4NYC.
Antibody testing will be offered on an appointment-only basis for approximately two weeks in the Morrisania, East New York, Upper Manhattan, Concord, and Long Island City. Scheduling will open this Friday by dedicated hotline, and individual test results will be available in 24-48 hours.
Face coverings are being distributed throughout New York – see a map of locations and distribution times here.
Postpartum Resource Center of New York
Providing mothers and fathers with free emotional support, educational information, healthcare and support group resources. Call (855) 631-0001
Motherhood Center of New York
Conducting virtual day programs for (expectant) mothers needing support on mental health. Call (212) 335-0034
Individuals and families can sign up for Medicaid or ACA health plans until May 15th.
Compiled list of all free online and phone resources for mental health support available to all New Yorkers while staying home.
Use of health services related to COVID-19 will NOT be considered under the Public Charge rule and will NOT impact your ability to apply for a green card or citizenship.
Co-pays for tele-medicine consults have been eliminated.
Planned Parenthood is providing service through virtual appointments or by phone. Call (800) 230-PLAN
New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center has 3 locations still open for services. Email each location at Bronx: CMBronx@nypcc.org, Bushwick: CMBushwick@nypcc.org, East NY: CMLinden@nypcc.org
VNSNY offers a wide range of home health care services. Call 888-735-8912.
Free, unbiased information for long term services and support for people of all ages or any type of disability.
Personalized home care plans and services.
Provide non-medical home care services for older adults, seniors, and people with medical conditions and/or disabilities
All New York health insurers have been directed to waive cost-sharing expenses related to coronavirus testing, emergency room visits, urgent care, telehealth, and office visits; telehealth copays are currently waived in New York State. No one who currently has Medicaid will lose coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Individuals and families can qualify for Medicaid or ACA health plans.
Telehealth behavioral appointments are being offered. Patients will be triaged to assess if their visit qualifies for an in-person visit.
High-deductible health plans (HDHPs) can pay for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)-related testing and treatment, without jeopardizing their status.