New York Quarantine Station
The Quarantine Station phone numbers below are for public health partners only.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) operates a quarantine station in New York City (NYC). The station’s jurisdiction includes all ports in New York, Connecticut, and Vermont, as well as the U.S.-Canadian land border crossings in New York and Vermont.
Quarantine Station Activities
- Respond to reports of illness on airplanes, maritime vessels (cruise and cargo), and at land border crossings.
- Review medical records of migrants who will reside permanently in the United States. Notify state and local health departments and refer any migrants with infectious tuberculosis and other communicable diseases.
- Partner with other federal agencies and local and state health departments in preparedness activities related to quarantine and isolation at ports of entry.
- Collaborate on binational border projects.
- Coordinate binational case detection, notification, and investigation with state and local health departments and border protection agencies.
- Conduct public health research.
- Monitor importations that may have pathogens infectious to humans.
Annual Ports of Entry Statistics
Number of international passengers
- John F. Kennedy International Airport: 14 million
- La Guardia International Airport: 882,000
- 753,000 international cruise and cargo ship passengers and crew
Major Land Border Crossings
Number of travelers
- Buffalo-Niagara Falls: 12.5 million
- Champion-Rouses Point: 3 million
- Massena: 1.7 million
(718) 553-1685 24-hour access
On call: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
This phone number is for public health partner use only.
Office Hours of Operation:
24 hours per day, 7 days per week
CDC New York Quarantine Station
JFK International Airport
Terminal 4, Room 219.016
2nd Floor, East Concourse
Jamaica, NY 11430-1081