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City Health Information (CHI) Subscription
City Health Information (CHI) is a free publication of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that offers the City’s primary care providers clinical guidelines on topics of public health significance. The success of our efforts to improve the health of all New Yorkers depends on the public health-medical care partnership, and the CHI has been an integral part of this relationship since it was first published in 1982.
Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR)
The Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR) is a computerized system that, since 1997, keeps immunization records of people vaccinated in New York City (NYC). The CIR can help ensure that NYC residents receive all required immunizations and are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. The CIR makes available to agencies and individuals concerned with health (e.g., health care providers, health plans, schools, parents, legal guardians or custodians) immunization records on individuals and, in partnership with the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, blood lead test information on pediatric patients.
If you are a health care provider, school, or agency concerned with health, and if you are interested in CIR access and reporting, and/or intend to submit immunization data to fulfill Meaningful Use (MU) requirements, you may register here to obtain a facility code.
Once you register with the CIR, you may be eligible to sign up for
Online Registry access
to look up records, print official reports, create and save school health exam forms, and generate reminder/recall lists. Need more information? Please visit
, or call (347) 396-2400.
Forgot your CIR facility code?
If you think you may be registered and have forgotten your facility code, you may enter your information using this registration service for verification to obtain your facility code.
Group Child Care and Summer Camp Orientation Sessions
The Bureau of Child Care (BCC) provides orientation sessions for individuals who intend to operate a group child care service (non-residential) and for new camp and aquatics directors employed in a summer camp.
Pre-Permit Orientation (for potential Group Child Care providers only)
Camp Director's Orientation
Aquatics Director's Orientation
Health Academy Training Courses
Health Academy provides training and certification courses for individuals from the public as mandated by the New York City Health Code and trains Environmental Health Personnel in the principles of Environmental Sciences.
You can register and pay online for the following courses and exams as well as schedule an appointment to replace a lost or damaged certificate: (
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Animal Care & Handling
Food Protection Course - Classroom
Quality Improvement Food Protection Course
Carriage Handling Course
Food Protection Course for Soup Kitchen Workers
NYC Child Care Connect
The Bureau of Child Care (BCC) licenses, regulates and inspects child care services, and assists the public in making informed decisions regarding child care in New York City. The NYC Child Care Connect Service provides regular email and/or text updates on important topics about child care centers, summer camps and school-based child care. You may also sign up to receive notices about specific child care services you have selected.
Recent inspection report available
Newly licensed services opening in your area
Tips on selecting child care
Public health announcements
Public Health Emergency Response Network
The Public Health Emergency Response Network (PHERN) is a program developed by NYC DOHMH to assist in medical countermeasure distribution to the public in the event of a widespread outbreak of disease. The PHERN Auxiliary Distribution Program (PHERN ADP) targets those who would have difficulty attending public Points of Distribution (PODs) to obtain medical countermeasures – notably residents of congregate care facilities. The PHERN Pharmacy Program (PHERN PP) expands access to medical countermeasures through retail community pharmacies.
To access the Background, Eligibility Requirements and Registration Instructions and an example of the Cooperative Agreement with DOHMH, click on the appropriate link below.
Auxiliary Distribution Program - Long Term Care Facility
Auxiliary Distribution Program - Adult Care Facility
Auxiliary Distribution Program - Inpatient Psychiatric Facility
Water Tank Inspection Reporting
NYC Health Code requires that drinking water storage tanks be inspected annually and that the results be reported to the Health Department. Register and report your water tank’s inspection results here. If your building does not use a drinking water storage tank, you can certify that your building uses an alternate water supply system here. (
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