Access & Functional Needs Registry

Do you have medical, access, or functional needs that would place you at higher risk during an emergency event? If you are on oxygen, have a physical disability that would make it difficult to evacuate, or have other medical needs, you are strongly encouraged to sign up for the Access & Functional Needs Registry as part of your Emergency Preparedness Plan.

It is important to plan ahead for disasters as resources can be very limited during an emergency. The Access & Functional Needs Registry helps county officials make sure everyone can be aware of threats and hazards and plan for their own needs to help in times of emergency. People on the registry can be contacted by County staff when an emergency event like a hurricane is anticipated to make sure their plans are in place and to provide information from trusted, verified, and vetted emergency officials.

Participation in the Access & Functional Needs Registry is completely voluntary. Information submitted is strictly confidential and will only be used in the event of an emergency. Learn more in the Access & Functional Needs Registry Brochure (PDF).

View an online application to register for the Access & Functional Needs Registry.

Registrarse por computadora para el Registro de Necesidades Accesible y Funcionales.

Please note: the Access & Functional Needs Registry is not intended for:

  • people who live in long-term care facilities
  • those who live in skilled care facilities
  • those who live in residential treatment facilities
  • those who have comprehensive healthcare services provided by a home health agency or hospice provider

These providers are required by law to have plans in place to take care of their residents and clients in the event of an emergency. If you have questions about this process, please contact your facility manager or home healthcare provider. Visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website to learn more about the healthcare providers impacted by this law.

If you are a service provider and need additional support or guidance, please email Audrey Hart, EM Specialist, or call at 910-798-6900. If you have questions about whether or not you should sign up for the registry, please call the Senior Resource Center at 910-798-6400.

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