Hurricane Resources

Hurricane Resources

The American Heart Association is here to help those affected by recent catastrophic storms. 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
 

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.