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  • Links to information about a variety of health topics.
  • A list of links to health and healthcare resources.
  • Information from the NYC Department of Health concerning health care insurance options for people who are jobless, have low incomes or have special needs.

  • Information about health care access and health insurance, including related NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene programs

  • Web page for New York State's health insurance plan for adults titled Healthy New York. The plan is designed to help small business owners and individuals obtain affordable health insurance. Information on eligibility, benefits, how to apply and much more is provided.

  • Healthy NY is designed to encourage small employers with 50 or fewer employees to offer health insurance coverage to their employees, dependents, and other qualified individuals. Healthy NY is also available to eligible working uninsured individuals including sole proprietors.

  • Immunization and medical requirements for New York City schools
  • Offers peer-led support to women with breast or ovarian cancer, their families, and friends. Services include hotlines, survivor-led support groups, wellness programs, educational forums, outreach programs, and advocacy activities.
  • Spanish language version of Your Rights as a Hospital Patient in New York State, which outlines the rights and protections guaranteed to you by the state and federal governments. Includes information on hospital care, admittance and discharge, complaints, medical records, health proxies, Medicare, domestic violence, and provides a patient's bill of rights.
  • Outlines the rights and protections guaranteed to you by the state and federal governments. Includes information on hospital care, admittance and discharge, complaints, medical records, health proxies, Medicare, domestic violence, and provides a patient's bill of rights.

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