Health Dept. Goes All Out To Promote Free Condom Program

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Health officials have released a mobile phone application to help New Yorkers find free condoms.

The phone app is designed to locate the five nearest venues that distribute free official NYC Condoms in jazzy wrappers printed with colorful subway maps or other city themes. Users can use their phone’s GPS technology or by manually entering an address. The app also provides specific directions, either by walking, driving or public transportation, and the hours of operation for each location.

New Yorkers can download the free application by searching for “NYC Condom Finder” in the iPhone App Store or the Android Market.

The health department launched the condom finder app on Valentine’s Day. The app is the latest effort by the health department to promote condom use through its free condom distribution program.

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