Medically Necessary Instruction

Medically Necessary Instruction

Every year, there are some students with medical conditions that necessitate interim educational services outside of the school building. These services are offered for school-aged children (from 3K to grade 12) in all five boroughs, and can include individual in-person instruction by a certified teacher, or individual and small group instruction by certified teachers through digital platforms.

Taking COVID-19 into consideration, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has determined that students who have one of the following conditions would be approved for medically necessary instruction:

  • Active Cancer

  • Chronic Renal Diseases

  • Sickle Cell

  • Gastro/Crohn’s Disease

  • Thalassemia

  • Leukemia

  • Metabolic Disorders

  • Heart Conditions

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • Adrenal Disorder

  • Cystic Fibrosis

  • Liver Disease

  • Tumor

  • Congenital Lung Disease

  • Congenital Heart Condition

  • Lymphoma

  • Cerebral Ataxia

  • Seizures

  • Stroke

  • Multiple Sclerosis

Any family with a student who is immunocompromised due to a medical condition or treatment for a medical condition may apply for medically necessary instruction. Applications from families with any condition not listed will undergo review to determine eligibility.