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Coronavirus (COVID-19): COVID-19

The purpose of this guide is to provide Touro College faculty, staff, and students with information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)


This guide was created for users looking for general consumer health information. These resources are for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For questions related to advice, diagnosis, or treatment please contact a licensed medical provider.


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How-To Guides

New York State Coronavirus Hotline

The New York State Department of Health has established a toll-free novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline: 1-888-364-3065 
This number can be called to access information about the novel coronavirus and to request testing information.
If you call seeking a test, this is what to expect:
1. Call, talk to the operators and give some general information about yourself, including your town
2. This info is passed along to the NYS Department of Health and they evaluate it
3. The DOH calls you back
4. If necessary, they then can direct you to the nearest testing center.
For resources and information specific to NYC, please visit the NYC COVID-19 Citywide Information Portal.

Important Phone Numbers

Health Advocate Student Assistance Plan (for Touro students):  1-855-384-1800  
NYCWell:  1-800-NYC-WELL (1-800-692-9355)
NYS Emotional Support Hotline:  1-844-863-9314
Nassau County Department of Mental Health:  1-516-227-TALK (1-516-827-8255)
Response Crisis Center of Suffolk County:  631-751-7511
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:  1-800-273-8255

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