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IDNYC at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Produces Identification for Hundreds of Bronxites

Three Week "Pop Up" Site Helps Patients at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Obtain Needed Documentation

Mar 03, 2017

Credit: Mayors Office of Immigrant Affairs
Bronx, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Christopher Mastromano, announced today that as the result of NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi’s three-week on-site collaboration with IDNYC, 630 Bronx residents now possess that agency’s new municipal ID cards.
The IDNYC card is an accessible and secure document that enables residents to access City services and grant admission to City buildings, such as schools. In addition, the card can be presented as proof of identification for interacting with the police and is an accepted form of identification for opening a banking account at select financial institutions. New York City residents are now able to sign up for IDNYC – a government-issued identification card that is available to all City residents age 14 and older. Immigration status does not matter. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this initiative in his State of the City address in January 2014 and less than one year later proudly launched the largest municipal identification card program in the nation.
“The NYC Health + Hospitals system provides care for people who often face barriers to their care and wellness,” said Mr. Mastromano. “Through this successful collaboration with IDNYC, we can remove some of those barriers.”
Those interested in booking an appointment in the Bronx can visit an IDNYC office located at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, calling 311 or visiting http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/card/locations.page for a full list of locations in the Bronx.