Tropical Storm Nicole Updates

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Tropical Storm Nicole Updates

Tuesday, November 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

The following Sanitas locations in the Orlando area will be opening at 10 am on Thursday, November 10 for in-person visits:

Sanitas Kissimmee - E Oak St    
Sanitas Kissimmee - E Osceola Pkwy
Sanitas Longwood    
Sanitas Metro West    
Sanitas Ocoee
Sanitas Orlando - E Colonial Dr    
Sanitas Orlando - S Chickasaw Tr
Sanitas Orlando - S John Young Pkwy
Sanitas Poinciana

All other locations remain open at this time for both in-person primary care and urgent care services. The Florida virtual medical center is fully staffed to continue to provide 24/7 care at no-cost to Florida patients via the mySanitas app.
Be prepared
As part of your storm preparedness, make sure to do these two things:
Register and login to the mySanitas app. If you have a medical concern during or after the storm, contact us first if you can. You can get care from a Sanitas doctor 24/7 with no appointment and no cost when you use the mySanitas app. The app is available in the Apple Store and Google Play.
Fill any prescriptions that may run out within the next 10 days. Even if you evacuate, your normal pharmacy may be closed and unable to help transfer a prescription.
Take care of yourself
Make sure you are tending to your own mental and physical wellbeing. During and after tropical storms, the most common medical emergencies stem from contaminated water and heat exposure. Here are some things to keep in mind.
Water safety is a priority. Make sure you’re using bottled, boiled or disinfected water for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene as storm surges can easily contaminate city water systems. Remember to wash your hands with soap or hand sanitizer after contact with flood waters. And don’t allow children to play in flooded areas.
Food safety is another priority. Don’t eat any perishable foods–like meat, seafood, milk and eggs–that haven’t been properly refrigerated. Throw those foods away. Don’t eat foods that have touched flood water either.
If you lose power, watch out for signs of heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps and fainting. If it’s hot, move to a cooler place, take sips of clean water, and take cool showers if authorities say the water is safe for bathing. And if your life depends on any medications that requires refrigeration, only use those medications until a new supply is available.
Feeling stress, grief or worry following a disaster is normal. Seek help when needed. Sanitas patients can use the mySanitas app. Or call either the Linea PAS hotline at 1-800-981-0023 or SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Hotline at 1-800-985-5990.


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