Galveston County Health District Launches Emergency Phone Bank
Update: The Galveston County Health District Harvey Emergency Phone Bank has ended. Calls to the number, which is the primary GCHD phone number, will still be answered and assistance provided.
Update: The Galveston County Health District phone bank hours for the next several days are listed below:
- Saturday, September 2: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Sunday, September 3: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Monday, September 4: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Original: The Galveston County Health District (GCHD) is launching a disaster phone bank related to the flooding emergency in Galveston County.
Starting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, county residents with medical supply, medication and shelter needs are encouraged to call 409-938-7221. This phone bank is not coordinating rescues and is not a substitute for calling 911 during life-threatening emergencies.
GCHD will offer callers the most up-to-date information as possible about open pharmacies and shelters. The phone bank will also serve as a point of information gathering about locations in need of medical supplies and medications.
Those experiencing life threatening emergencies should call 911. Non- emergency rescue calls should be directed to local offices of emergency management.
- Bayou Vista: 409-935-0449
- Clear Lake Shores: 281-334-1034
- Dickinson: 281-337-4700
- Friendswood: 281-996-3335
- Galveston: 409-765-3710
- Hitchcock: 409-986-5559
- Jamaica Beach: 409-737-1142
- Kemah: 281-538-5727
- La Marque: 409-938-9269
- League City: 281-554-1000
- Santa Fe: 409-925-3092
- Texas City: 409-643-5840
- Tiki Island: 409-935-1427
- Unincorporated Galveston County: 281-309-5009
Once launched, the phone bank will operate between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. until further notice.
What: Galveston County Health District Disaster Phone Bank
Who: County residents with medical supply, medication and shelter needs
When: Wednesday, August 30 at 1 p.m. then 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. until further notice
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