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NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur to Host Pop-up IDNYC Enrollment Site on Lower East Side

Jan 27, 2016

New York, NY

Dr. Martha A. Sullivan, DSW, Executive Director of NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur, a Gotham Health Center, announced today that Gouverneur will host an IDNYC pop-up enrollment site from January 20th through February 12th. The temporary center will provide a convenient location for community residents to obtain an IDNYC card, and will be located on the first floor of Gouverneur at 227 Madison Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM.
“The IDNYC program provides our community with greater convenience and access to a wide array of benefits and services,” said Dr. Sullivan. “NYC Health + Hospitals is very proud to be the main provider of healthcare to the City’s immigrant community, and we’re glad to support programs that empower our patients and give them access to the full benefits other New Yorkers already enjoy.”
IDNYC is a government-issued identification card available to all New York City residents 14 and older, with proof of identity and residency. The IDNYC municipal ID card is available to eligible New Yorkers regardless of their immigration status, race, gender, or sexual orientation. IDNYC cards have been extremely popular since its launch in January 2015, with more than 730,000 people having signed up for the card.
“Its great news that more New Yorkers will have more access to IDNYC, particularly on the Lower East Side at NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur,” said State Senator Daniel Squadron. “I thank the city, HRA, MOIA, NYC Health + Hospitals, and Gouverneur for continued expansion of IDNYC access.”
“IDNYC has quickly become an indispensable resource for all New Yorkers who are looking to take advantage of the increasing list of benefits this program provides. With this new pop-up location at NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur, our City is expanding access to IDNYC and building on the momentum that has made IDNYC the largest municipal identification program in the nation,” said Council Member Margaret Chin. “This location will also make it easier for seniors and other residents of the Lower East Side to sign up. I thank NYC Health + Hospitals and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs for teaming up to make IDNYC available to even more New Yorkers.”
“IDNYC is the largest municipal ID program in the country. As one of the lead agencies for the program, MOIA’s objective is to make IDNYC’s implementation as effective and inclusive as possible. This enrollment site, which is convenient to many neighboring communities like Chinatown, will ensure that we achieve this goal,” said Nisha Agarwal, commissioner, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.
IDNYC cardholders will have access to a wide range of cultural institutions and NYC discounts, including free one-year memberships at many of the City’s leading museums, zoos, concert halls and botanical gardens, and discounts to Citi Bike, the New York City Football Club and the New York Theatre Ballet and Ballet School. More than 160,000 free annual memberships at cultural institutions have been issued to IDNYC cardholders to date.
Although IDNYC is not required to access services at NYC Health + Hospitals locations, an IDNYC card provides the following health-related benefits for cardholders:

  • Discounts on prescription medications at more than 2,000 New York City pharmacies;
  • Discounts at health and fitness centers, including memberships to YMCA centers and NYC Parks Recreation Centers;
  • Benefits through NYC Human Resources Administration’s HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA);
  • Ability to apply for health insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace;
  • Access to vital health records such as birth and death certificates through the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
  • In the last year pop-up centers have been hosted at other facilities within the NYC Health + Hospitals system, and a permanent IDNYC office is located in the Bronx at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. Visit nyc.gov/idnyc or call 311 to make an appointment at an Enrollment Center near you.

Contact: Jennifer Bender, NYC Health + Hospitals, 212-788-3339
Nash Dunlap, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur, 212-238-7766

About NYC Health + Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the nation with a network of 11 hospitals including six regional trauma centers, community-based health centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, and a correctional health services unit. The system includes a home care agency and a health plan, MetroPlusHealth. The health system provides essential services to 1.2 million New Yorkers every year in more than 70 locations across the five boroughs. Its diverse workforce of more than 42,000 employees are uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. Visit nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected: https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or Twitter @NYCHealthSystem.

About NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur provides primary and specialty outpatient care through its Diagnostic and Treatment Center (D&TC) and residential care for the elderly and infirmed in its Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur offers enhanced, cutting edge healthcare services in a transformed space. It is the largest freestanding D&TC in New York, providing more than 250,000 visits per year on the Lower East Side. NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur provides a comprehensive array of on-site services, including pediatrics, women’s health, dentistry, primary care, behavioral health, podiatry, optometry, ENT, digital imaging, infections disease, and other specialties and sub-specialties. NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur’s Skilled Nursing Facility provides 24-hour care for individuals in need of short-term or long-term care. Residents receive medical, nursing and rehabilitative care in an atmosphere of dignity and compassion. Therapy services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and audiology, and vocational rehabilitation. For more information contact 212-238-7897.