Air quality forecast

Data taken from the Department of Environmental Conservation website

call 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline / ThriveNYC / Mental Health Hotline

July 22, 2022, Mental Health Hotline launched, call 988.

Call 1-888-NYC-WELL If you are thinking about suicide, or know someone who is, counselors are available to listen to and support you 24/7. Contact NYC Well by calling 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), texting “WELL” to 65173 or chatting at If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of hurting themselves, or in immediate danger because of a health condition or other situation, call 911.

Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) connects NY’ers to services

The Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) has launched a new initiative to connect New Yorkers with income support, health insurance, financial coaching, and civil legal services. Learn more at

Cooling centers NYC

To help New Yorkers beat the heat, New York City has opened cooling centers throughout the five boroughs. 

Cooling center locations may have changed from previous years. To find a cooling center, including accessible facilities closest to you, call 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115) or visit the City’s Cooling Center Finder at

A few tips on beating the heat:

Use an air conditioner during hot weather and heat emergencies, even if it is only for a few hours.

Check on your neighbors during a heat wave, especially if they are seniors, young children, and people with disabilities and access and functional needs.

Keep in touch by phone at least twice a day during heat waves.

Get free emergency alerts and updates by signing up for Notify NYC, New York City’s official emergency communications program. Alerts are available in multiple languages and formats. Sign up in the following ways at, call 311, get the free Notify NYC mobile application, follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter. 

Find Anti-Overdose Naloxone

Naloxone is a medication that reverses overdoses from opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers. New Yorkers can get this life-saving medication without prescription from community organizations and pharmacies.

View more information and distribution locations from the Department of Health Naloxone page:

Learn more at

Quick reference to participating pharmacies in the neighborhood:

CVS 222 E 34th Street

CVS 292 Madison Avenue

CVS 150 E 42nd Street

Duane Reade 465 2nd Ave

Duane Reade 585 2nd Avenue

Duane Reade 485 Lexington Ave

Duane Reade 155 E 34th Street

Duane Reade 300 E 39th Street

Government Healthcare Site

Site to research and sign up for healthcare coverage for New York State residents.

LGBTQ Health Centers

NYC Health + Hospitals Pride Health Center located at Bellevue in Kips Bay, 462 First Avenue. Open Mondays and Fridays 9am to noon, with availability on Tuesday and Thursday for urgent appointments. Beyond the center’s specific hours, LGBTQ-affirming care is still available full-time. To make an appointment, call 844-NYC-4NYC.

Medicare Website

Medicare website

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline is a free, confidential, 24/7 hotline that offers crisis support to pregnant and postpartum women – available at 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS.

New York State Flu Tracker

With a flu vaccine finder, daily/weekly flu statistics and other useful information.

Find pharmacies and clinics offering flu shots through the NYC Health Map. You can sort for free shots and for locations covered by Medicare and Medicaid.