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Looking for support and resources following Hurricane Ian?

There are several agencies across the state offering assistance to residents who have been affected by the storm. We’ve compiled a handy list to help you access the support you need.

Medical Assistance

If you need emergency medical assistance, please call 911. If your health concern is not an emergency, please contact any one of our ClareMedica practices to book an appointment as you normally would. You’ll find a complete list of our practices here. If you are unable to leave your home and travel to a practice, we are still able to help you through a telehealth appointment using your smartphone, tablet, computer, or regular telephone.

State Assistance Information Line

The State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) is a toll-free hotline providing an additional resource for Florida residents to receive up-to-date information on the emergency situation.

The SAIL hotline is: 1-800-342-3557.

FEMA Assistance

Thursday, President Biden approved a federal disaster declaration for Florida. This allows for residents to seek assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). For more information call 1-800-621-3362, or register online at

U.S. Housing and Urban Development The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) also offers disaster recovery assistance following Presidentially-declared disasters. Read more from HUD HERE.

Additional Resources: Food and Water: As information becomes available, Floridians in need of food and water can find a nearby point of distribution location HERE. Storms can affect public water treatment plants, water lines and private wells—citizens affected by the storms must err on the side of caution until their water is tested. Learn about Boil Water Notices from the Florida Department of Health HERE.

Medications: Early prescription refills are permitted during a state-declared State of Emergency. Learn more from the Florida Department of Health HERE.

National Disaster Distress Hotline: Health and Human Services and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a National Disaster Distress Hotline (800-985-5990), video conference is available for the deaf or hard of hearing HERE.

Shelter: Shelters are currently open and available, and locations can be found HERE, or through the American Red Cross HERE, or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).