Through outreach and education, NYCHA works to ensure that residents have the resources they need to stay healthy. Free or low-cost health insurance for individuals and families is available. Partnering with health agencies, the latest information about health initiatives and the healthcare system is provided to residents.
For more information contact the Health Services Hotline at: (212) 306-8443.
Shape Up NYC
Shaping Up has never been this easy! Shape Up NYC offers FREE fitness classes every week at 42 locations across the five boroughs (two locations are at NYCHA developments). Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba. No pre-registration is required, so just find the location in your neighborhood and start to Shape Up!
Visit the Shape Up NYC website to learn more.
Immunization Outreach Program
NYCHA works in partnership with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide immunizations for seniors. Both influenza (flu) and pneumonia immunizations are available at NYCHA senior centers and to homebound NYCHA residents. Residents are urged to protect themselves and their families by getting immunizations.
Free FLU Shot at the East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence NEW
NYCHA helps residents enroll in the HealthSTAT program which provides free or low-cost health insurance. HealthSTAT is a citywide initiative to provide uninsured New Yorkers with health insurance through non-profit organizations. Health insurance pays for medical care in times of illness and for regular check-ups.