New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and more than 6,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, we’re one of the largest public health agencies in the world, serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. After more than 200 years of leadership in the field, we’re also one of our nation’s oldest public health agencies.
Our work is broad-ranging. You see us in the inspection grades of dining establishments, the licenses that dogs wear, the low- to no-cost health clinics in your neighborhood, and the birth certificates for newborns.
We’re also behind the scenes with our disease detectives, investigating suspicious clusters of illnesses. Our epidemiologists study the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in New York City neighborhoods. These studies shape public health policy decisions and the City’s preventive health care agenda.
Take the N, Q or 7 train to Queensboro Plaza. Exit through the turnstyles to the south side of Queens Plaza (You will walk on an overpass over the street). Walk east for 2 blocks. You will cross 27th Turn right on 28th Street. NYC DOHMH is the tall glass building on your left.
Take the E, M, or R train to Queens Plaza. Walk west one block on Queens Plaza. Turn left on 28th DOHMH is the tall glass building on your left.
Take the G train to Long Island City/Court Sq. Walk northeast on Jackson Avenue for 6 blocks. Turn left on 42nd Road and walk one block. Turn right on 28th DOHMH is the tall glass building on your right.
When you enter the building, you will have to check in with security. Please have photo ID ready.