Hurricane Resources

Hurricane Resources

The American Heart Association is here to help those affected by Harvey and Irma. We salute the work being done by so many committed to ensuring the safety and recovery of our community and our neighbors. Here are some resources that may be helpful. Please let us know how we can assist.

Resources for managing conditions in an emergency:

Health insurers and customer service numbers:

  • Aetna, 1-800-US-AETNA (1-800-872-3862)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, 888-697-0683
  • Cigna, 800-997-1654
  • Humana, +1 800-448-6262
  • Superior, 866-896-1844
  • UnitedHealth, +1 (866) 633-2446

List of most common cardiac drugs
 

List of most common blood pressure drugs
 

Medical Assistance programs
 

Medication tracker (PDF)

Some people feel more comfortable bringing a copy of their original prescriptions in case they lose their medication. That’s fine, but it’s sufficient to have a list of your medications and your cardiologist’s phone number. Download this medication chart to help keep track. It’s also a good idea to let your cardiologist or internist know where you’ll be. Your doctor might know physicians or reputable heart institutes in the area if help is needed.

Personal Health Records

During catastrophic events such as a natural disaster, a Personal Health Record (PHR) ensures that your healthcare provider and pharmacists health can get the information they need.


Quality-awarded hospital map

If you’ve had to relocate, find hospitals near you able to handle heart and stroke emergencies.

Support Network

Connect with others who are on the same journey as you, and access resources.

Support Network hurricane support forum  


Handling Stress

 

Call 911 if you’re having symptoms of heart attack or stroke
 

Difference in heart attack/cardiac arrest (PDF)
 

Hands-Only CPR how-to (video)
 

Hurricane preparedness
 

Study on heart attacks after Hurricane Katrina
 

Hurricane Harvey Resources

How to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Telehealth/Telemedicine

MDLive is covering the cost (as in $0 out of pocket) of a medical telehealth visit with an MDLive physician for anyone affected by the Hurricane until 9/8/2017 for residents of Texas and Louisiana. This offer is made by MDLive to help all victims of Hurricane Harvey.

To get started with a visit, please visit www3.mdlive.com/harveyem or call (888) 959-9516 and use promo code HARVEY.

Pharmacist information

FEMA Hurricane Harvey Rumor Control

U.S. Government Harvey recovery page, including disaster aid

Teladoc non-emergency medical care for displaced residents
If you are a resident of the evacuation zones in Texas or Louisiana, you can request a call from one of our doctors free of charge for non-emergency care. To request a visit: (855) 220-4585

Hurricane Irma Resources

Alabama Emergency Management Agency

State of Florida Division of Emergency Management


Florida preparedness app

Florida Public Emergency Network app

Florida 511 road conditions app

Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

North Carolina Department of Public Safety – Emergency Management

South Carolina Emergency Management Division

FEMA Hurricane Irma rumor control

U.S. Government Irma recovery page, including disaster aid


Teladoc non-emergency medical care for displaced residents
If you are a resident of the evacuation zones in Florida, you can request a call from one of our doctors free of charge for non-emergency care. To request a visit: (855) 221-0370

Telehealth/Telemedicine
MDLive
is covering the cost (as in $0 out of pocket) of a medical telehealth visit with an MDLive physician for anyone affected by the Hurricane until 9/22/2017 for residents of Florida. This offer is made by MDLive to help all victims of Hurricane IRMA.

To get started, please visit  www3.mdlive.com/irmaem or call 1-888-959-9516.

The AHA is not endorsing or vouching for, has not vetted or evaluated, and is not responsible for, the quality of services or information provided by third parties. The AHA is providing the links as a public service and receives nothing from those organizations listed.