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Free Covid-19 Tests

Starting this week, every home in the U.S. will be able to order an additional set of 4 tests. Every home in the United States is eligible to now receive two shipments of four at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests from the federal government. The tests are completely free. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. To place an order, go to

Please Donate Blood

The City of New York has been a proud partner of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) for over 50 years. NYBC announced a blood emergency on December 8, 2021. Currently, NYBC the blood supply only stands at a 1–2-day level, well below the ideal inventory of 5-7 days. Visit to schedule a blood donation appointment near you!  (more…)

NYS Excluded Workers Fund

The Excluded Workers Fund is now open! The Excluded Workers Fund (EWF) is a New York state initiative that will provide a one-time payment (Tier 1: $15,600 pre taxes; Tier 2: $3,200 pre taxes) to workers who lost income between March 27, 2020 and April 1, 2021, and were excluded from state Unemployment Insurance and federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. Applications are open at You may use a mobile device or computer to submit your application, which is available in 13 different languages.


Covid-19 Vaccine Webinars

The community is invited to attend several webinars in February with public health experts about Covid-19 vaccines and distribution plans. Webinar details and links are provided below. If you are looking for information about vaccine distribution locations and appointments, please visit and click on Covid-19 Vaccinations. (more…)

NYC COVID-19 Information & Alerts

Visit CB14’s COVID-19 resource page for more information, news, alerts and resources about New York City & State’s response to the novel coronavirus including testing and vaccination locations. New Yorkers are encouraged to stay home and to stay up to date with all latest announcements regarding COVID-19 by visiting New York City has also set up a text alert system.  Text COVID to 692-692 and notifications will be texted to you. Visit CB14’s Covid-19 resource page at for more information.

COVID-19 Zone Map

New York City has implemented new Covid-19 restrictions in areas of New York City in areas where higher rates of Coronavirus infection have been identified. Impacted neighborhoods are divided in three zones: red, orange and yellow. Specific rules for schools, businesses and public gatherings are applied in each zone in order to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Enter your address on the Covid-19 Cluster Zone Map to view the Zone Regulations for your location. (more…)

NYC Cooling Centers Open

A heat advisory is in effect for New York City from 12 p.m. Monday, August 10 through 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 12. Cooling centers are open across the city beginning Monday. To find the nearest location, including hours of operation, call 311 or visit the City’s Cooling Center Finder. Please continue reading below for information on NYC Wellness Checks, Dry Ice Distribution, HEAP Cooling Assistance, public pools and more. Stay cool Brooklyn – and please make sure your friends and neighbors are able to stay cool too! (more…)

Today in NYC: “Get Tested Day of Action”

Wednesday, July 8th is New York City’s first “Get Tested Day of Action!” Did you get your test for COVID-19 yet? Free COVID-19 tests are confidential and safe! Go to or text “COVID TEST” to 855-48 to find a testing site near you.


Health Insurance Open Enrollment

Get Covered NYCThe annual U.S. Health Insurance Enrollment Period is Open! The Affordable Care Act offers New York residents many low-or-no-cost options. During the annual Open Enrollment Period, from November 1 – January 31, most New Yorkers can enroll in new coverage or change their existing coverage. Click this link to apply to receive free health insurance enrollment assistance from a GetCoveredNYC Specialist. You can also call 311 or text CoveredNYC (SeguroNYC en Español) to 877877 to be connected to a GetCoveredNYC Specialist and receive free enrollment assistance. For more information, visit 

DOE Free Summer Meals Program

The Department of Education (DOE) 2018 Summer Meals Program begins on June 27th and will run through August 31st (except July 4th and August 21st). Free breakfast (8 AM-9:15 AM) and lunch (11 AM-1:15 PM) will be available to all children up to age 18 at hundreds of public schools, community centers, public pools, libraries and other locations around New York City. No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free breakfast or lunch. To find a location offering free Summer Meals near you, please visit For more information, call the NYC School Food program at 718.707.4300.

CD14 Community Health Profile

The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) recently released a Community Health Profile for each of New York City’s 59 Community Districts. The linked report details the neighborhood, social, economic and health conditions of residents of Brooklyn Community District 14. Please click here to read the complete report.

Open Enrollment Period for Affordable Health Care

The annual open enrollment period for Affordable Health Care Coverage is November 1, 2015 – January 31, 2016. Visit NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace  or call the NYS Healthcare Hotline at 855.355.5777 or 800.662.1220, M-F 8AM-8PM, Saturday 9AM-1PM. (more…)

Health Dept to Spray for West Nile Virus

To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Brooklyn on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning, weather permitting. In case of bad weather, application will be delayed until Thursday, August 20, 2015 during the same hours. The neighborhoods listed below are being treated due to rising West Nile virus activity and have high mosquito populations. The affected neighborhoods within Brooklyn Community District 14 are those south of Avenue K.
Click Here to See DOHMH notice & map.

Healthcare Open Enrollment through Feb. 15th

The Affordable Healthcare Act’s Open Enrollment period extends through February 15, 2015. For health insurance coverage in 2015, you must enroll by this date. Call 3-1-1 or text “CoveredNYC” or “SeguroNYC” to 877877 to find in-person assistance. Visit the New York State Insurance Exchange website at for information on how to enroll or to make an appointment with a healthcare Navigator, a trained professional who can assist with every step of the application process. You can contact the New York State of Health via the helpline at 1.855.355.5777. Keep reading below for links to several local organizations providing Navigator services. (more…)

Ebola Community Education Forum

Where: Kings County Hospital Center, T Bldg. Auditorium. 451 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn.
When: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014, 6 PM

Click Here to see event flyer. Kings County Hospital Center will host a Community Education Forum on Ebola on Wednesday November 19, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at 451 Clarkson Avenue in the T Building Auditorium. The featured speaker will be Ghassan Jamaleddine,MD, Chief Medical Officer. The public is invited to participate in this important forum. Please share this information with friends, family & colleagues. Contact Daphnee Champagne, Associate Director of Community Affairs, Kings County Hospital Center, at 718-245-3228 with any questions.

Community Health Fair

DATE: Sunday, September 14, 2014
TIME:  11 AM – 2 PM
LOCATION: In front of New York Community Hospital
2525 Kings Highway, Brooklyn NY 11229

New York Community Hospital’s Health Fair will feature stroke awareness & nutrition information, blood pressure screenings, podiatry consultations, a nurse on hand to answer questions plus an ambulance for children to tour. For more information, please click here to see flyer or call 917-327-8261.

Mosquito Spraying Notification

Community Notification: Due to weather conditions on August 21st, the Department of Health postponed its spraying event in Brooklyn until Monday, August 25, 2014 between the hours of 8:15 PM and 6:00 AM the following morning.  To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Queens and Brooklyn. Click Here to see the Spraying Map for our area. For more information, please continue reading below.


Blood Drive – Donate!

The community is invited to participate in a blood drive to benefit Maimonides Hospital. The blood drive will be held at the Ditmas Park Rehab & Care Center (2107 Ditmas Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226) on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 from 12:30-8:00 PM.  For more information, please call event co-sponsor FDC at 718-859-3800. Click Here to see the event flyer!

Healthcare Coverage Resources

Do you need healthcare? The enrollment deadline for Affordable Care Act coverage has passed but there are still resources to help you find health insurance for yourself and your family. Visit the New York State of Health website at to find all the information you need! (more…)

70th Precinct Blood Drive

DATE: Friday, November 15, 2013
TIME: 12:30-6:00 PM
LOCATION: In front of the 70th Precinct
154 Lawrence Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230

Donate Blood! The 70th Precinct’s drive is held in Memory of Detective Dillon Stewart. For more information, contact the 70th Precinct at (718) 851-5511.

Free Health Events

Many free health-related events, from flu shots to health insurance workshops, are being held in the district. Most events require RSVP’s. Make sure to sign up soon! To find out about more about upcoming free local health events & screenings,  (more…)

Affordable Health Care Forum

DATE: October 17, 2013, 6 – 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Medgar Evers College, Founder’s Auditorium, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Community members are invited to attend a free forum on the Affordable Care Act & Healthcare for Families & Small Businesses. Forum participants will have an opportunity to sign up for health insurance with the New York Health Benefit Exchange and speak to  “healthcare navigators” who can answer any questions participants may have. For more information, please call forum sponsor Congresswoman Yvette Clarke’s office at (718) 287-1142.

Cooling Centers Open

Sun Due to high temperatures in NYC, cooling centers will be open between Sunday, July 14th and Thursday, July 18th. Please call ahead to confirm hours.
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Women’s Health Dinner Symposium

WHEN: Sunday, June 30th, 2013, 4 PM
WHERE: St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Adams Hall, 2017 Beverley Road Brooklyn, NY 11226

All are welcome to attend a Women’s Health Dinner Symposium to learn about the importance of screening mammography. Learn to identify signs and symptoms that can result in heart attacks and other cardiac conditions, perform self-examinations, and maintain good breast health, along with information about managing non-malignant gynecological conditions.  The event will feature several speakers and a free dinner and gifts for attendees. The event is sponsored by Councilmember Mathieu Eugene. For more information, call 718-287-8762.

Mobile Care Clinic

DATE: Wednesday, June 26th, 9 AM – 4:30 PM
LOCATION: 1414 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn

Visit the Mobile Care Clinic for No-Cost Mammograms and Clinical Breast Exams. Women, aged 40+ who are New York City residents are eligible. You must schedule an appointment by calling 877-628-9090. The event is sponsored by the American Italian Cancer Foundation & State Assembly Members Rhoda Jacobs & Jim Brennan.

CLICK HERE to see the event flyer.

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