The Emergency Management Division is the agency assigned to register all potential clients for the Special Needs Shelter. When activated, the Special Needs Shelter is operated by a combined effort of the Fire RescueDivision, Indian River County School District, and the Indian River County Health Department. Anyone who feels they may need special medical assistance during a hurricane event should request an application as soon as possible. You may call 772-567-2154 to receive all the information you need to apply for the Special Needs Shelter.
After receiving your application, our medical staff reviews the application to make sure the assistance you require is available at the Special Needs Shelter. In some cases, an applicant is referred to one of our local hospitals for assistance because the medical condition exceeds the ability of our shelter. If you application meets our criteria, you will be provided instructions on what to do should a hurricane threaten Indian River County. Also, if you simply need transportation assistance we can also make those arrangements.
Do not wait until the last minute because there will not be time to register you when a storm approaches. Register now if you will need special medical assistance.