Medical resources and calls for medical suppliers, professionals and volunteers
Friday, March 27, 2020
New York State Of Health Reopens Insurance Enrollment through April 15
Compare plans and enroll at nystateofhealth.ny.gov. Assistance is available by chat or in-person help.
Medicare telehealth services include office visits, psychotherapy, consultations, and certain other medical or health services that are provided by an eligible provider who isn't at your location using an interactive 2-way telecommunications system (like real-time audio and video). medicare.gov/coverage/telehealth. Medicare.gov
3/23/2020 For medical supply business funding, call Eric Gertler, ESD: 212-803-3100 or email COVID19supplies@esd.ny.gov
3/23/2020 If you want to sell medical supplies to the State, contact Simonida Subotic, Executive Chamber: 646-522-8477 or email COVID19supplies@esd.ny.gov
3/23/2020 Companies that want to help with manufacturing and supplies in NYC should email: sourcingCOVID19@edc.nyc
3/23/2020 E-mail address for NYC OEM that health care providers (PCP's, FQHC's, others) can use for supplies: Supplyrequest@oem.nyc.gov
3/25/2020 New York City's Office of Emergency Management has created a form (PDF) for hospitals, nursing homes, and EMS responders to use to request supplies: manhattanbp.nyc.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/NYC-COVID-19_Resource-Request-Form_General.pdf
Medical offices, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, home health care organizations, etc. can also submit the form, but supplies are limited and unless it’s one of the prioritized categories it will likely go into a queue for fulfillment once supplies are more readily available.
To submit information regarding Personal Protective Equipment procurement, please complete this form: governor.ny.gov/content/procurement-form
For information on making a donation of goods, services, and space, please visit apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/nys-covid19-tracking-offers
For questions, contact their hotline at 646-522-8477 from 9 am - 5 pm EDT or email COVID19Supplies@exec.ny.gov with the subject line "QUESTION RE:”
Testing is free to all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider or by calling the NYS COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065. coronavirus.health.ny.gov/know-your-rights#testing
The New York Blood Center is experiencing critically low blood and platelet appointments-- making it difficult to meet patient needs and hospital demand. If you’re able to donate blood, please visit www.nybloodcenter.org for information on scheduling an appointment. The New York Blood Center has three locations open for donors, one is in our neighborhood: Grand Central Donor Center, 200 Park Avenue, Lobby Level.
Employment and volunteer opportunities
The NYC Medical Reserve Corp is is looking for about 9,000 licensed/retired medical professionals
who can respond if increased capacity is needed in our health care system. Over 1,500 medical providers have already signed up. You can sign up by completing a survey at nyc.gov/helpnownyc.
NY State is reaching out to qualified former doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to supplement the personnel at hospitals. Healthcare professionals who wish to sign up can contact the State Department of Health at health.ny.gov/assistance.
Health care workers and volunteers are needed
State Senator Liz Krueger reports that the state is in need of volunteers who have medical skills to staff COVID-19 testing sites. If you are interested in volunteering, and have not already signed up, please follow this link to complete a web form: https://tinyurl.com/Krueger-COVID-Volunteer. The information you provide in this form will exclusively be shared with the Governor's office. It will NOT be shared with any other elected officials or businesses.