Lee County Special Medical Needs Program

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Lee County Special Medical Needs Program provides assistance to residents with medical impairments or disabilities during emergencies. The program offers shelters where individuals with specific medical requirements can bring their pets and caregivers to ensure their well-being. Registration is essential, either online or by phone, and must be updated annually. Transportation needs can also be arranged by including the request in the registration. Preparation tips include early registration, packing a go-kit, and having a caregiver or friend available. Contact details for assistance with the application process are provided for convenience.


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  1. Lee County Special Medical Needs Program Special Needs Program (leegov.com)

  2. LEE COUNTY SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS PROGRAM Available to all Lee County residents at no cost You can bring your cat or dog to a Special Medical Needs shelter

  3. People with medical impairments or disabilities who are medically stable but require medical assistance People who need more than basic first aid or need help with basic everyday tasks People who require electricity for oxygen, IV pumps or other equipment People who are on dialysis or have conditions like Alzheimer s or neuromuscular disorders WHO NEEDS A SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS SHELTER?

  4. DO I NEED A CAREGIVER? A companion or caregiver needs to accompany you during the time you shelter Caregivers need to bring their own survival supplies

  5. Easiest way is online at Shelter Application (leegov.com) Register yourself, a family member or a caregiver can register you HOW DO I REGISTER? You can also get an application by calling Lee County Emergency Management 239-533-0640 MEDICAL INFORMATION and APPLICATION MUST BE UPDATED YEARLY REGISTER EARLY Registrations will not be taken once Lee County enters a 5 day hurricane forecast cone

  6. If you need transportation to a special medical needs shelter, remember to include that in your registration WHAT IF I NEED TRANSPORTATION?

  7. PREPARATION TIPS REGISTER with the Special Needs Medical Program EARLY Make arrangements to have your caretaker or friend to accompany you Have your GO-KIT packed and ready For help completing the online application call For help completing the paper application call DON T DELAY REGISTER TODAY! Andrea Snyder 239-789-8384 Barbara Werner-Lubich 410- 409-5874 Nancy Schoeppner 239-599- 4717

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