Hurricane Sandy is expected to impact the U.S. East Coast has the potential to be a major storm. Residents are urged to be prepared.
For information on GW closings and delays, please visit GW Campus Advisories.
Our Employee Assistance Program, ComPsych, has put together a quick summary of resources in the DC area with Hurricane Sandy approaching. This document will be updated on a daily basis until Sandy moves her way through the DC area. Remember that counselors are available to provide emotional support to you or your household members.
If you are being, or may be, impacted by the storm,we want to remind you that LifeCare is available to offer 24/7 assistance to help you prepare for a hurricane and cope in the aftermath. Below we have included PDFs of the following guides which provide valuable tips to help safeguard and protect individuals who may be threatened, as well as tips for coping should a hurricane impact their area.
The Preparedness, Natural Disaster and Recovery libraries on the LifeCare website offer a wealth of helpful resources (please note, you must log in to access this content). And, of course, LifeCare specialists are also standing by 24/7 to refer you to helpful resources including shelters, emergency programs, the Red Cross and other national and local resources. Simply call 1-888-GWU-1821.
We hope these materials are helpful to you —and that they help keep you and your family members safe.
Special Information for those on GW's Medical Plan:
Plan participants who have been displaced from their homes or whose network medical facility or physician is not accessible, and require assistance or special accommodations, can call customer care at the number located on the back of their medical ID card for assistance. If necessary, customer care professionals will help affected individuals obtain in-network benefits if a network provider is not available. If a UnitedHealthcare plan participant does not have their medical ID card, they can call 866-633-2446, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (in the local time zone), Monday through Friday.
UnitedHealthcare encourages members who are dependent on home-based medical equipment, such as dialysis machines or ventilators, to review their individual emergency plan and be prepared to make alternative arrangements, in the event those services are disrupted.