Saturday, September 16, 2017

Houston Emergency DME - WheelChairs After Flooding & Hurricane Harvey

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Sources for Emergency DME - WheelChairs for Disabled People After Floods & Hurricane Harvey 

Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
Hurricane Harvey Resources for Houston Citizens
Mayor's Office for People With Disabilities
1475 West Gray, Box #10
Houston, TX 77019
PHONE: 832.394.0814
E-Mail the MOPD at 

Resources for People with Access & Functional Needs  

Healthcare Ready Online Tool Helps Citizens and First-Responders with Access to Life-Saving Medicines 

* Healthcare Ready has activated its free, interactive RxOpen map to show open and closed pharmacies in the region affected by Hurricane Harvey. Citizens and first responders are encouraged to use this map as an initial resource, and to call their pharmacy to ensure their specific medication is in stock.  

* Healthcare Ready is an independent emergency response and relief organization established after Hurricane Katrina. Healthcare Ready, created by PhRMA, has been working with PhRMA companies, healthcare providers, transportation providers, federal, state, and local governments, and many others to identify critical needs in the regions affected by disasters. Team members are working nearly around-the-clock to help the pharmaceutical industry provide relief to people in need. Real-time updates can be found by following Healthcare Ready on Twitter at @HC_Ready.  

* In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Healthcare Ready is coordinating with officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Health and Human Services, and other federal, state, and local agencies.Healthcare Ready helps citizens have ready access to medicines they need during and after the hurricane and related flooding.

Portlight  Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent catastrophic flooding have wreaked havoc in Texas and hurricane Irma is expected to bring devastation to the Caribbean, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, South Carolina and other US states in it's path. The Partnership has set up a hotline (800) 626-4959 to refer people with disabilities who may be in the affected areas to locate services and resources they may need.

RSVP Texas  To refer a patient, volunteer, or for questions or more information, do not hesitate to contact us.
Phone: 855-825-RSVP (7787)
Fax: 855-825-8636

Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies (the Partnership)

Texas Association of Community Health Centers 512-329-5959 Department of State Health Services, HSR 6/5 South Houston Phone: 713-767-3000 

Trach Mommas of Louisiana National relief collaboration to help flood survivors who are medically complex, immune compromised or dependent on technology to stay alive. Deliveries are by appointment only. Email for details. in partnership with 

Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program Specialty Health Care Services Helpline: 1-800-252-8023 In Austin: 512-776-7355 Email: ProjectMend Project MEND is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals living with disability and illness through the refurbishment, reuse and distribution of medical equipment and other assistive technology. 888-903-6363 (MEND)

Texas Health and Human Services Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) Help for older adults & people with disabilities 1-855-937-2372 Where do I call to get HHS Services: 

The AGE of Central Texas Health Equipment Lending Program AGE makes a wide variety of health and mobility equipment available to the community through free, no-time-limit loans of donated equipment. 512-600-9288 

DME Exchange of Dallas To provide relief of pain and suffering for people with acute injury or illness and to improve the independence, self‐sufficiency and mobility of people with chronic illnesses, DME Dallas will collect, refurbish, sanitize and distribute used durable medical equipment (DME) to residents of Dallas County who cannot afford to purchase or rent it. Phone: 214-997-3639 Email: 

ACCESS Health Clinic 6402 Louetta Rd. Suite 140 Spring, Texas 77379 

Texas Public Health Organizations 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636), TTY: 888-232-6348 

Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Hotline 1-800-985-5990 (TTY for deaf/hearing impaired: 1-800-846-8517) or text TalkWithUs to 66746

Texas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Support service for Texas families. The purpose of TANF is to provide financial and medical assistance to needy dependent children and the parents or relatives with whom they are living. Eligible TANF households receive monthly cash and Medicaid benefits. TANF uses state funds to provide cash assistance to families with two parents who both receive benefits with children deprived of parental support because of the unemployment or underemployment of a parent.

Texas Department of Human Service (DHS) toll-free at: 1-800-448-3927 e-mail:

Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Disaster Info:

Safe Drug Use After a Natural Disaster

Information Regarding Insulin Storage and Switching Between Products in an Emergency

Reporting Prescription Drug Sample Losses, Known Thefts, and Possible Diversion to the FDA in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster

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