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New York State Department of Health

Contact Information

Director, Bureau of Community Relations
Corning Tower Building
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237

1-800-342-3720 (Voice - Toll-free), child abuse or maltreatment within New York State
1-866-881-2809 (Voice - Toll-free), New York State Public Health Duty Officer Helpline
518-474-7354 (Voice),
518-473-7071 (FAX),

Internet Resources


The New York Department of Health ensures that high quality appropriate health services are available to all New York State residents at a reasonable cost. Department functions and responsibilities include: promoting and supervising public health activities throughout New York State; ensuring high quality medical care in a sound and cost effective manner for all residents; reducing infectious diseases such as food and waterborne illnesses, hepatitis, HIV, meningitis, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, vaccine-preventable diseases and chronic disabling illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and respiratory diseases; directing a variety of health-related homeland security measures in conjunction with the New York State Office of Homeland Security. As part of this mission, the Department works with the State’s health care community to ensure appropriate readiness and response to potential health threats.


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KEEP: Do not inactivate per NHIC Call Center 10.26.11. updated contact info -DK


Date Entered: 7/1/1997
Date Edited: 12/3/2012
Date Revised: 8/7/2006 10:54:21 AM
Health Referral Number: HR2194
Accession Number: DP91A0855

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