Hurricane Sandy Recovery: Medications and Medical Supplies
New! Please click here to view guidance for physicians released by the NYS Department of Health on Immunizations, Vaccine Storage, Medical Records, Prescriptions, Diarrheal Illness and ServNY post Hurricane Sandy.
As of November 5, 2012, power has been restored to the New York City Public Health Laboratory building. Routine testing will resume, and specimens are being accepted. If you have any questions about specimen submission or handling during regular business hours, please call the Public Health Laboratory at 212-447-2578. After regular business hours, you can call 212-764-7667.
Beginning, Monday, October 29, AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) refill criteria has been relaxed to enable consumers to get medications that were lost, damaged or otherwise unavailable as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Providers and consumers may call ADAP at 800-542-2437 for more information. ADAP is fully staffed in Albany, and staff will do everything they can to make sure consumers get the medications they need.
AmeriCares is a non-profit global health and disaster relief organization that delivers medicines, medical supplies and aid to people in need around the world and across the United States. In the U.S., they support more than 400 free clinics, community health centers, federally qualified health centers, health departments and social service organizations that serve the poor and uninsured. AmeriCares is licensed to distribute medicines in 49 states and delivered more than $22 million in domestic aid last year.
Direct Relief is a leading medical relief organization, active in all 50 states and in 70 countries. It works with more than 1,000 health clinics across the U.S. to assist in emergencies and an ongoing basis, providing them with free medications for people in need. For more information on Direct Relief's response to Hurricane Sandy, please click here.
Direct Relief USA is ready to support nonprofit clinics and health centers with donations of medications and supplies. If your health center is affected by Hurricane Sandy and you are in need of assistance, please call 1-877-303-7201 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be prepared to provide the following information, if possible:
Brief description of the situation
Estimated number of people you serve
List of needed items (e.g. medications and supplies)