McLean County program offers residents emergency assistance to those with serious health conditions

By Mark Bullion

McLean County program offers residents emergency assistance to those with serious health conditions

August 22, 2013 Updated Aug 22, 2013 at 4:20 PM CDT

MCLEAN COUNTY -- It's called the Functional Needs Registry, allowing residents to confidentially let county officials know of health conditions they may have. It's meant  for when a natural disaster strikes, so emergency personnel can respond to those in the registry first in a timely manner.

"It's set up in our database and there's a mapping program that goes with it so we would pull up the effected areas and if there was damage or anything like that in an effected area, we would pull the information up and who was in the registry, and that would help us to respond to those people's needs to help them and they would be our first priority," said McLean County Emergency Management Agency Assistant Director Bob Clark.

The program is a collaborative effort of multiple organizations including the McLean County Health Department, Emergency Management Agency, area hospitals, and emergency responders, along with others as well.

 

The information you provide is completely secure and confidential.

To sign up or find out more information, just head to

http://health.mcleancountyil.gov/specialneedsregistry.

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