What Benefits are available to you?
HEALTH AND SECURITY BENEFITS
Forms only (212) 815-1531
Death Benefits (212) 815-1373 or 1374
Hearing Impaired (212) 815-1266
Florida retirees (305) 652-6200 or
write 633 N.E. 167 Street N. Miami Beach FLA 33162
Information on coverage and how to apply for all Health and Security Benefits, including Drug, Optical, Disability and Dental benefits may be obtained by calling the Benefit Information Section at (212) 815-1234 or by visiting Room 300, 125 Barclay Street.
Be sure to have the members Social Security number handy when you call.
MEMBERS WITH DISABILITIES
Phone: (212) 815-1266
Available on audio cassette for blind and visually impaired members: DC 37's Health and Security Benefits book (for full time employees, part time employees and retirees, please specify which is needed.)
PODIATRY, AUDIOLOGY AND VISION CENTER
Manhattan (212) 766-4445, Brooklyn (718) 625-2544
DC 37 Podiatry Care (foot care) is offered at 115 Chambers Street, Manhattan and 186 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn. This service is for members only. Please call ahead for an appointment.
AUDIOLOGY (212) 341-4790 The DC37 Audiology Service [for hearing problems] is located in Room 770 at union headquarters, 125 Barclay Street. Members only. Included are audiological evaluations by an audiologist and, if necessary, a hearing aid. For an appointment call between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
VISION CENTER (212) 766-4452
The DC 37 Vision Center is located at 115 Chambers Street in Manhattan. The center can be used by members and their eligible dependents. The standard optical benefit provides an eye exam and lenses and frames, if necessary, every two years. Available at the DC 37 Vision Center and at participating optical centers.
TO REQUEST VOUCHERS (212) 815-1234
Only at the DC 37 Vision Center are you also entitled to an eye examination and new lenses, if necessary, 12 months after receiving your standard benefit.
Appointments at the DC 37 Vision Center can be made by calling (212) 766-4452, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. beginning the last Monday of each month and each subsequent day until all appointments are booked for the next six to eight week period. Appointments cannot be made before your eligibility date.
If you choose to use one of the participating vision services other than at Chambers Street call (212) 815-1234 to request a voucher.
SECOND OPINION CONSULT/NYC HEALTHLINE Surgical Consult/NYC Healthline 1-800-521-9574
DC 37 2nd Surgical Opinion Program (212) 815-1355
GHI Members: Employees and Medicare-ineligible retirees who are enrolled in GHI-C or GHI-CBP must call the city's NYC Healthline prior to any non-emergency hospitalization and if outpatient surgery at a hospital or surgical center is scheduled. In addition, if your doctor schedules certain non-emergency procedures in his/her office you must call Healthline prior to the procedure being performed. Such procedures include any surgery of the foot, nose, eye, tonsils, adenoids, breast or knee and any procedure to correct a hernia or varicose vein. Call the 1-800 number to the left. Members of any health plan can get a second opinion at no cost for any elective surgery from the DC 37 Second Surgical Opinion Program. Call the number to the left.
PERSONAL SERVICES UNIT
Phone: (212) 815-1260
Professionally trained social work staff can help with emotional and family concerns, alcoholism and drug abuse, health problems and adjustment to recent concerns. Information is available on a wide range of social services to the community. Short term and group counseling available. Call between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a screening evaluation.
Phone: (212) 815-1200
For general information on pension issues, call or come to the Health and Pension Services Unit in Room 314, 125 Barclay Street.
For computation of individual pension benefits, call and schedule an appointment six months before your date of retirement.
You can also go directly to the New York State and Local Retirement Systems web page.
You may be eligible to receive up to $700 per year from the DC Education Fund Tuition Reimbursement Program. For more information or to receive an application please call
212-815-1663 or 1664. See Flyer (*PDF)
FREE TAX PREPARATION
DC 37 provides FREE tax preparation service to its members. For more information on tax filing assistance,