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The Coastal Wave 

The Coastal Wave is the monthly newsletter of Coastal Health & Wellness.

September 2018

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Galveston County Health District Launches Emergency Phone Bank

Post Date:08/30/2017 1:16 PM


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
Number: 409-938-7221

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