Hurricane Harvey

About Healthcare Ready

Healthcare Ready is a non-profit supported by both public and private sector partners that works to ensure patient access to healthcare, including medicines, during times of disaster.

Healthcare Ready has activated its virtual Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to support healthcare and public health response operations to Hurricane Harvey.

If you would like to request assistance from Healthcare Ready email us at or call (866-247-2694). 


Support for Healthcare and Communities

Specific assistance includes:

  • Rapid access to the right contacts in the private sector or government
  • Coordination with federal, state and local officials, nonprofits and shelters to ensure coordination and assistance with access to medicine
  • Coordination with HHS, FEMA, state EOCs, and private sector companies
  • Assistance with donations to shelters
  • Facilitating access to healthcare facilities to ensure deliveries and personnel have access into restricted areas or with resuming operations
  • Sharing information and promoting the use of medicine assistance programs


Situation Resources

Harvey Roundup - September 30

Healthcare Ready Situation ReportsThursday 8/24

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Partner Situation Reports (SitReps)

County Level Emergency Contact Information


Patient & Emergency Management Information

Open Pharmacies and Shelters

  • Rx Open - Our free online map shows open pharmacies in affected areas, is activated for TX and LA. Be sure to call the pharmacy before you leave your house or shelter.
  •   Open Pharmacy Pharmacy Status Unknown Non Participating Pharmacy Issue Reported

  • American Red Cross Shelter Locator - Be sure to check local sources and download the FEMA app for additional shelter information, as response efforts are evolving quickly and new resources being moved.

  • Medically fragile populations: Use the National Center for Disaster Preparedness’s Hurricane Irma maps to identify vulnerable and medically fragile populations.
  • Map provided by:

    Healthcare Sector Information

    Dialysis and Diabetes Resources

    Telehealth - Free Services

    Declaration of a Public Health Emergency

    HHS has declared a public health emergency and the CMS 1135 waiver program is available.

    Pharmacy Dispensing: Emergency Dispensing information (State of Texas)

    Transportation & Access and Re-entry

    Access and Re-Entry

    Access and re-entry is governed at the county level in Texas. Guidance on re-entry procedures will be shared here at it becomes available. 

    Per FEMA:

    • At this time, for those organizations needing assistance in facilitating access into impacted Texas counties to provide life sustaining commodities to shelter/ hospital/critical locations, please send the following information to

      1. What life-safety commodities are you transporting? (Please be advised that only-life-saving/life-sustaining commodities are currently being allowed in to restricted areas)
      2. How many trucks are being sent/require access, and how are trucks marked?
      3. What is end destination and known route?
      4. What IDs do drivers have?
      5. What is the ETA for destination?


    • Law enforcement must have all information being requested in order to work your access.  Please note that this is a temporary solution to facilitate access for life saving and life sustaining transports

      For the latest information on Texas road closures/status, please visit:

    • Louisiana Access and Re-entry: Statewide Credentialing / Access Program


    Key Partner Resources

    Support Healthcare Ready Response to Harvey

    Healthcare Ready is a non-profit organization that operates on the generous donations of our partners and members. If you would like to support us please send checks to:

    950 F Street NW
    Suite 300
    Washington, DC 20004