Condom Availability Program

As part of the mandated New York City DOE HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, high schools are required to provide Health Resource Rooms where free condoms, health information, and health referrals are made available to students in grades 9-12 by trained staff. Parents and legal guardians may exempt their children from receiving condoms. However, all students may receive information and referrals to health services.


Health Resource Room (HRR)/CAP requirements:  

  • Each school must have at least one trained male and one trained female staff. Click here to see the training schedule.
  • Parent opt-out letters (see below) must be provided to parents of all new students upon enrollment.
  • A list of all students opted-out must be available to all CAP staff. Use student ID numbers only; do not use names.
  • CAP must be available for at least ten periods a week for the duration of the school year.
  • CAP schedule and locations must be clearly advertised for all students via the student letter and posters.

To order condoms for your CAP, email from a DOE or DOH email address with “Condom Order” in the subject line and we will send you ordering information.

Parent opt-out letter
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