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As New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy work to restore order to their homes and lives, it is important that they also look after their health.

What You Should Know

Taking care of your own health can help you take better care of your family and loved ones as you recover from Hurricane Sandy.

What You Should Do
  • Clean and repair your home safely. Wear an N95 dust mask, waterproof gloves and boots.

  • Get a flu shot. See your doctor, or visit for a flu vaccination clinic near you.

  • Take any medications your health care provider has prescribed, and keep appointments.

  • If you feel overwhelmed with stress, remember that most reactions to stress are temporary. If these feelings persist, or if you are concerned about someone else, call 800-LIFENET (800-543-3638), available 24 hours/7 days a week.

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  • For a list of re-opened health care providers and pharmacies in the Rockaways (PDF)

  • For a list of re-opened health care providers and pharmacies in Coney Island (PDF)

  • If your health care provider is not yet re-opened, you can get care at a federally qualified health centers as well as hospitals providing primary care in storm-affected areas.  Federally qualified health centers provide primary care and preventive care services to all persons regardless of age, health insurance status, or their ability to pay.
    • Staten Island:
      • Community Health Center of Richmond,
        235 Port Richmond Ave,
      • Beacon Christian Community Health Center,
        2079 Forest Avenue,
        718 815-6560 x 200
    • Coney Island:
      • Coney Island Hospital,
        2601 Ocean Parkway,
        Brooklyn, NY 11235
        Open for outpatient primary care services:
        Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm
        Saturday-Sunday, 8am-4pm
        Call (718) 794-5911 for more information

For more information, call 311 or visit

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