section will provide you with resources for your health issues after a natural
don't have your insurer's number or any other account information call 1-800-644-1818,
which operates 24 hours a day. The toll-free number was set up by America's Health
Insurance Plans, a national association of 1,300 health insurance providers.
staff at AHIP call centers can put you through to your insurance company, which
will answer your coverage questions. If you are uninsured, AHIP can direct you
to the appropriate social services agency that can help.
on what specific health insurance companies are doing about coverage and policies
for storm victims and to get their toll-free numbers, check AHIP's
and Medicaid: For
questions about registering for or receiving benefits, call 1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227).
Contact the nearest local benefits office to get information about enrolling or visit
||Counseling: If you need crisis counseling, there are several
resources. You can contact a local Red Cross chapter or shelter, the Salvation
Army, and FEMA disaster relief centers as they will all have trained mental heath
The National Suicide Prevention Life Line 1-800-273-TALK
(1-800-273-8255). The hotline is for anyone suffering from the emotional effects
of a disaster, not just those who may be suicidal.
Plus, the Department
of Health and Human Services lists other mental health and disaster counseling
resources on the Florida