DOH Informational Instructions for NYC Home Care Emergency Survey for Hurricane Matthew

Carla Erhartic

This morning an Alert notification was sent out from the New York State Department of Health indicating HERDS has been activated for select NYC healthcare facilities, home care agencies and hospices to complete one or more survey forms in advance of Hurricane Matthew.

The NYSDOH has activated the HCS HERDS Home Care Emergency Survey as part of its preparations for Hurricane Matthew. The HERDS survey activity is called "2016 Hurricane Matthew". All providers receiving this message are required to submit the requested information. Initial data in the HCEMERAGENCY (Agency form) and HCEMRCAPACITY (Capacity form) must be submitted by 1:00 p.m. today. Additionally HCEMRCAPACITY (Capacity form) is required daily by 1:00 p.m. until directed otherwise. Attached is a document with instructions on accessing a survey on HERDS. Please direct any questions to .

This is an Informational message from the New York State Department of Health. This Informational message can be viewed from the link below:

For questions: Please send an e-mail to, as notify01 is a non-monitored mailbox.