Chicago, Illinois, United States
Enhancing the city’s public health response
The New York City Public Health Laboratory (PHL) has been a critical tool to respond to public health crises in New York for more than a century. Established in 1892 to address the diphtheria outbreak, PHL was the first municipal bacteriological laboratory in the world. More recently, it was the first laboratory in the city to perform COVID-19 testing. The new building—to be located adjacent to the Harlem Hospital complex on 137th Street—will replace the existing laboratory in Kips Bay with a modern and flexible facility to equip the institution to respond to a variety of pressing public health issues.
The new building will offer testing and monitoring services for a wide range of clinical and environmental health concerns to provide advanced facilities for the laboratory’s numerous focus areas.