Mpox, formerly known as the Monkeypox virus, is endemic in New York City. helpNYC has created this public health campaign to aggregate information from official government sources and community-based organizations that is essential for New Yorkers to know about the virus.
While New Yorkers should not be alarmed, everyone should stay informed about the Mpox Virus. This means understanding the symptoms, how it spreads, and what to do if you are exposed.
Mpox is a rare, viral infection that does not usually cause serious illness. However, it can result in hospitalization or death. That's why health officials in New York, the U.S., and around the world are monitoring cases of MPox worldwide.
Even though Mpox is not a sexually transmitted disease, anyone can get and spread it. If you have multiple or anonymous sex partners, your likelihood of exposure is high.
If you have a new or unexpected rash or sores, contact a health care provider.
Getting vaccinated for Mpox can reduce your chance of getting Mpox, and it can reduce symptoms if you do get it. Eligible New Yorkers who may have been recently exposed to Mpox can get the JYNNEOS vaccine.
Those interested in getting the Mpox Vaccination can now schedule an appointment online or visit an Mpox Vaccination Walk-in Clinic.
Mpox Testing & Treatment
Those who suspect they have Mpox should see a medical provider as soon as possible. If you do not have a medical provider, NYC ExpressCare can provide in-person, virtual, and phone-based appointments.
The ExpressCare Clinic is open 24/7 and provides virtual and phone appointments.
If you have challenges scheduling an appointment or want to speak to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about Monkeypox-specific treatment, please call the message line 646.614.3050. Calls are returned Monday - Friday, 9:00a - 5:00p.
Isolation Bed ProgramComunilife in partnership withDepartment of Health and Mental HygieneCity of New York
Listing ID: 3379880248
Comunilife, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH), is providing voluntary Mpox isolation beds to eligible NYC patients on a limited basis.
The Isolation Bed Program provides short-term self-isolation space to support rest and recovery in a safe environment. It may take up to 24 hours to determine patient eligibility for the program.
Confirmed positive or highly suspected Mpox case AND living in a dormitory shelter OR living in another residential congregate setting OR street homeless or undomiciled. There may be additional requirements depending on the circumstances.
THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES A REFERRAL FROM A MEDICAL PROVIDER. Those who are experiencing an Mpox infection cannot self-refer to this program. The treating provider must complete an enrollment form for patients that fit the eligibility criteria.
Find a medical provider through the ExpressCare listing on this page or call 646.614.3050. Calls are returned Monday - Friday, 9:00a - 5:00p.
Resources & Information about Mpox
City of New York
The City of New York's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH or NYC Health) has set up an Mpox landing page on its website. Here you can find out information about the virus, treatment, vaccination, and other critical information.
State of New York
The State of New York's Department of Health has set up an Mpox landing page on its website. They provide prevention, testing, treatment, and vaccination information for residents of the State of New York.
Mpox Text Alerts (NYS)Department of HealthState of New York
TEST "MPOX" to 81336
Listing ID: 2948406048
The State of New York Governor's Office has set up a text alert system to update New Yorkers about MPox.
To sign up in English text "MPOX" to 81336
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources for MPV
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services maintains the current nationwide information on Mpox.
There are various studies happening to research Mpox (formerly known as the monkeypox virus) in humans. We are working with our community and government partners to get New Yorkers enrolled in these landmark studies.
Click below to find a listing of open studies that you can enroll in.
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