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Seek Care Without Fear

Important Information for Patients on “Public Charge” Rule

Updated August 16, 2019

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In response to heightened rhetoric and tensions concerning immigration laws, NYC Health + Hospitals issued an “Open Letter to Immigrant New Yorkers” to reassure all immigrants that they can get medical care in any public health care setting without fear.

The letter, signed by NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Dr. Mitchell Katz and Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Bitta Mostofi, promises all immigrants: “The City of New York has a policy to protect immigration status and other confidential information. NYC Health + Hospitals will honor your right to privacy.”

The letter is available in 14 languages. Click below to read or download your preferred language.

English

Spanish

Albanian

Arabic

Bengali

French

Haitian Creole

Hindi

Korean

Polish

Russian

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Urdu

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