New York Department of Health Review

New York Department of Health is an agency that works to prevent disease, promote health and protect the New Yorkers from health problems and hazards. The goal of the agency is to make New Yorkers the healthiest people in the world and provide access to quality, evidence-based, cost-effective health services. The department’s values include a dedication to the public good, excellence, integrity, innovation, efficiency, and teamwork.


New York Department of Health provides a wide range of health-related services. Using the website, you can:

  • Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate;
  • Find Health Insurance;
  • Apply for Federal Disability Benefits;
  • Find a Job with the Office of Mental Health;
  • Get the Facts About Ebola;
  • Find a Health Provider;
  • Find A Mental Health Program;
  • Get Treatment Information for Pregnant and Parenting Women;
  • Apply for Blind Annuity;
  • Contact an OMH Facility;
  • Enroll for Organ and Tissue Donation;
  • Explore & Download Government Data;
  • File a Consumer Complaint Form;
  • Apply for Paid Family Leave;
  • Become an Organ Donor;
  • Register a Cooling Tower and Submit Reports;
  • Become a Foster Parent;
  • Adopt a Child;
  • Join Alcohol Awareness Programs for Individuals and Providers;
  • and many others.


The website contains a full list of 133 programs relating to health in New York. The programs include:

  • Reimagine the Canals Initiative;
  • Hurricane Maria Memorial Commission;
  • Women’s Justice Agenda: The Time is Now;
  • Find a Nursing Home;
  • Legalize Surrogacy and Ban Gay/Trans Panic Defense;
  • Lake Ontario Flooding;
  • FY 2020 New York State Budget;
  • Tax Fairness for the Middle Class;
  • 2019 Women’s Justice Agenda;
  • Responsible Gaming;
  • Safe Winter Driving;
  • and others.

Contact Information

Many of the New York Department of Health’s services are provided locally and it’s recommended that you contact them directly for details. Their contact details can be found in the Contact section. However, all general inquiries should be directed to¬†

Mailing Address:
New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza,
Albany, NY 12237

Category: Department Review