If you are presently registered for a special medical needs shelter that you plan on locating to in an emergency, such as a hurricane, it is important that you reregister for this service prior to the 2010 hurricane season, which begins June 1. Re-registration is not normally required, but is necessary this year because there has been a change in the medical provider at the shelters, from the Broward County Human Services Department to the Broward County Health Department.
Current registrants should have already received a letter and application form from Human Services Department advising them of the change. New applications are also available online. Visit www.broward.org/atrisk, click MEDICAL NEEDS tab and select SHELTER AND TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE APPLICATION.
New applications, which require the input and approval of the applicant’s physician, should be returned to:
Broward County Human Services Department
115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 303
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Applications will be evaluated using Florida Department of Health eligibility criteria. For questions, call Broward County Human Services Department at 954-357-6385 (TTY 954-357-5608 for the hearing-impaired). For more information on emergency preparedness, visit www.broward.org/hurricane, or www.broward.org/atrisk.