The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially difficult for underserved New Yorkers… but we are here to help you through these times.
Public Health Solutions can help you with all your food and nutrition needs, access to high-quality maternal and child health programs and enrollment into health insurance. Check below for contact information and get started today.
What do you need help with?
Food and Nutrition Support
Times are difficult right now. But you don’t have to choose between paying rent and feeding your family. Public Health Solutions can help you get food benefits. It’s free and you can apply from home. Call the numbers listed below for help with enrollment into SNAP (Food Stamps) and Neighborhood WIC.
SNAP (Food Stamps)
SNAP benefits help eligible community members purchase the food they need from most grocery stores and other approved food outlets. Our counselors will help you find out if you qualify, gather required documents, and submit your application. We will also provide referrals to other programs you may need.
Call the below numbers to get started with SNAP enrollment:
- Bronx and Manhattan: 646-584-1553
- Brooklyn: 646-819-2451
- Queens: 646-942-2431
- Staten Island: 929-270-2181
Public Health Solutions’ Neighborhood WIC is the largest community WIC program in New York State, helping over 35,000 women, infants and children annually. WIC provides education and counseling around nutrition and physical activity, breastfeeding support, and checks to purchase nutritious foods for eligible pregnant and nursing women and children up to age five.
Call 646-619-6456 to get started with WIC enrollment.
Health Insurance Enrollment
Have you recently lost your job and health insurance benefits? Public Health Solutions is here to help you. Our licensed staff can assist you over the phone. It’s free and you can sign up from home.
Our multi-lingual enrollment assistors will answer your questions and are trained to walk you through the sign-up process, step by step – from helping you determine eligibility, to helping you enroll in a plan that works best for you. Call the below numbers to get started today!
- Bronx: 347-380-1106
- Brooklyn: 718-312-9115
- Queens: 718-312-9114
- Staten Island: 646-570-7701
- Manhattan: 718-219-4539
- Nassau County: 917-246-7906
- Suffolk County: 646-640-7327
We also provide Facilitated Enrollment for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (FE-ABD). This program helps eligible individuals who are age 65 and older, or certified blind, or living with disabilities to apply for Medicaid and the Medicare Savings Program.
- Bronx: 646-647-5026
- Manhattan: 646-647-4496
- Queens: 646-632-5285
- Brooklyn and Staten Island: 646-899-9025
Maternal and Child Health Programs
How do I keep my baby safe and healthy? Where can I get nutrition advice for me and my newborn? When you have questions, we have the answers. Public Health Solutions can connect you with trained professionals to help. It’s easy, free and you can get support over the phone from home.
PHS provides a variety of evidence-based home-visiting services to pregnant and parenting families. Our Nurse Home Visitors and Family Support Workers offer education, tools, and support during pregnancy and through early childhood. These services are voluntary and free.
NW Queens and Rockaway
Seema Dharod, MSN, MPA, RN, IBCLC
Jo-Ellen Brannigan, RN, MS
Healthy Families Bushwick
Rayza De La Cruz-Stitt, Program Director
1491 Broadway, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Healthy Families Corona
Marlene Sierra, Program Manager
Poulette Brewster, Program Director
90-04 161st Street, Suite 207
Jamaica, NY 11432
Karen Ann Amin, Senior Program Manager
103-24 Roosevelt Avenue
Corona, NY 11368
Sexual and Reproductive Health Centers
PHS provides affordable, comprehensive, and confidential sexual and reproductive healthcare to more than 4,000 women, men, and adolescents each year. We offer a complete range of sexual and reproductive health services, including free walk-in pregnancy testing, gynecological exams, prenatal care, preconception care, birth control (including IUDs and implants), emergency contraceptives (morning after pill), men’s sexual healthcare, teen’s sexual healthcare, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing and counseling, mental health services, and health education.
We are committed to providing care during the current COVID-19 crisis. We are offering tele-health services for all health care visits.
You can book your tele-health appointment with one of our health care providers today by using our online appointment system. If you have any questions about your care or an upcoming appointment, please call us at the contact numbers below and we will assist you.
PHS Fort Greene Center
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
(Appointments available by tele-health. In-person care is also available upon tele-health consult with PHS health care provider.)
PHS Brownsville Center
1873 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11233
*Located in the Brookdale Family Care Center building
Note: this facility is temporarily closed.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
(Appointments available by tele-health. In-person care is also available at our PHS Fort Greene Center upon tele-health consult with PHS health care provider.)
Our Partner Services and Locations
We support over 200 diverse community-based public health organizations across New York City. To find the location and contact information for programs that we support, visit the Funded Services Locator. Services include a variety of HIV-related and other public health programs funded primarily by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. This interactive map allows you to search for programs by service category, borough, neighborhood and/or location name.