For People with Mental Illness, resources for medication access and reentry into treatment are available at 800-789-2647
CDC (Center for Disease Control)
Online Resources: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/index.asp
Resources include Preventing Illnesses and Injury, Mental Health, Flood Recovery, Infectious Disease, Keeping Food and Water Safe, Cleaning up Safely, and Avoiding Carbon Monoxide as well as information specifically for health professionals and worker response and cleanup. 800-232-4636.
The 2-1-1 Texas Information and Referral Network, a statewide telecommunications network, is providing around the clock information about evacuation, shelter, and general information, including:
Shelter location information
Information about access to available medical care, such as dialysis
Requests for food
Requests for prescription assistance
Requests for diapers and formula
Information related to accessing out of state Food Stamp benefits
Reassurance to evacuees unable to contact loved ones
Donation and volunteer information
Special telecommunications routing is established to enable the 25 2-1-1 centers to function as a single call center, taking calls in a round-robin fashion to ensure that hurricane callers receive priority access to a call specialist.
To aid victims of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike who live with serious mental illnesses, NAMI has established the NAMI Hurricane Relief Fund. To make donations to this fund, visit www.nami.org/HurricaneRelief.
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