Special Needs Registry




Morrow County EMS & 911 and the Morrow County Health District have joined together develop a registry for Morrow County residents with disabilities, chronic conditions, and other special healthcare needs. This system is designed to identify individuals who may require special assistance during emergencies. Enrollment in the Registry does not guarantee assistance, but allows first responders to appropriately plan for, prepare for, and respond to the needs of the community.


Who Should Enroll

Any individual, regardless of age, who has a chronic condition, disability, and special healthcare need, or may require additional assistance during a time of emergency. Some examples include people who:


§  Use life support systems such as oxygen, respirator, ventilator, dialysis, pacemaker, or are insulin dependent;

§  Have mobility disabilities and use a wheelchair, scooter, walker, cane, or other mobility device;

§  Are visually impaired, blind, hard of hearing, or Deaf;

§  Have speech, cognitive, developmental or mental health disabilities; or

§  Use assistive animals or prosthesis.


If an individual cannot complete the enrollment form themselves, a family member, caregiver, or authorized representative can enroll the individual on their behalf. While enrollment in the Registry does not guarantee assistance, it allows first responders to appropriately plan, prepare for, and responds to the needs of the community.



How Your Information Is Used

The information submitted to Morrow County Special Registry is shared with local first responders and emergency management officials. These officials utilize the information to plan for, mitigate, respond to and recover from emergencies. Additionally, Morrow County EMS have worked with Morrow County 911 to notify first responders when they are responding to a household that may have someone enrolled in the Registry. This notification allows first responders additional time to consider how to best respond to that incident. Please note that strict confidentiality is maintained at all times and only those that have a reason to access the information are authorized to do so.


Enrollment Forms


Special Needs Registry Application


Things to collect or keep handy


§  A list of prescriptions, including dosage and treatment

§  A list of allergies

§  Copies of your health insurance card(s)

§  Contact information for your doctors, pharmacist, and medical supply providers


Any questions about the Special Needs Registry



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