With personal protective equipment (PPE) supply availability increasing, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is discontinuing weekly scheduled deliveries of PPE to hospitals. Hospitals still can request PPE from DOHMH for critical short-term PPE shortages. Hospitals will be asked to justify the need for requested items and provide expected delivery dates from regular supply chain vendors.
For hospital convenience DOHMH has created an online request form, which can be found here: PPE Online Request Form
Please use this form when submitting emergency requests for PPE from the DOHMH Medical Material Branch (MMB). Before requesting PPE, please ensure that you have exhausted all other options, including alternative suppliers, and sourcing form other hospitals or facilities in your network.
PPE from the DOHMH MMB is only intended to cover short-term supply shortages due to delayed deliveries and/or unexpected increases in use. Supplies are limited, so please justify the need for individual items and the amount requested in the justification fields in the form.
DOHMH may deny requests if they do not meet the criteria for eligibility, or if they exceed DOHMH’s ability to fulfill.
While the PPE supply landscape is improving, hospitals and health systems should continue to implement supply conservation strategies to reduce their use in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Be sure to follow the most up-to-date guidance from the CDC on PPE and equipment optimization.