Hurricane Preparedness for Caregivers
Preparing for a hurricane or other natural disaster is important for everyone, but especially for families and caregivers of those with a memory disorder.
When our area is under threat of a hurricane, BayCare's highest priority is the health and safety of our patients, team members and physicians.
Our hospitals and outpatient facilities are not community shelters. In order to ensure our ability to focus on patient care, we are unable to provide a safe haven to the general public before, during or after a storm. We encourage everyone in the community to place ultimate importance on their health and safety and follow the instructions of your local emergency management authorities.
Please check this site for further updates. Please stay safe by checking weather forecasts and following instructions from your local emergency management officials.
In Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties only, the following services are closed starting on Wednesday, Sept. 28:
If you or a loved one is currently using durable medical equipment and needs assistance, please call 1-800-940-5151, option 3.
Durable medical equipment includes:
If you are a BayCare patient and in need of a prescription refill, please visit the patient portal at MyBayCare.org and select Health Record > Medications to renew your prescription.
Please call your healthcare provider instead of using the Renew Prescription if you need a prescription filled today or you have not seen your provider in over 1 year.
If you're concerned about COVID-19, use our new online screening tool to check your symptoms. The screening is based on the most up-to-date clinical protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will guide you to the next best steps for care. Start Your Screening Now.
Have questions or concerns about COVID-19? Call 1-800-BayCare and press 1 to reach BayCare’s COVID-19 Nurse Triage Services. Nurse triage is available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.
If you are in need of medical care for minor illness or injury, consider using BayCareAnywhere. You can video chat with a board-certified physician from your tablet, phone or laptop, 24/7. The mobile app is available for download on the Google Play and the Apple App Store.
BayCareAnywhere® gives you 24/7 access to a live doctor so that you can get on the fast track to getting better. You can access telehealth services from your smart phone, tablet or computer or at one of our convenient Walk-In Care kiosks located at select Publix throughout Tampa Bay.