The physicians at The Baton Rouge Clinic care about you and your safety during a storm. The Baton Rouge Clinic is prepared in the event of a storm and will be providing services as soon as it is safe to do so. We urge you to take every precaution necessary to ensure you and your family’s health and safety are adequately covered.
ARE YOU PREPARED?
- See your physician to ensure that your prescriptions and immunizations are up to date. It is helpful to have a 30-day supply of any chronic medications and inhalers.
- Check any medications that you are currently taking to ensure temperature storage requirements.
- Stock up on batteries for any medical equipment which may require it, such as blood glucose meters.
- Avoid use of oil lanterns or candles in households with small children.
- Assemble a first aid kit containing a thermometer, pain/fever reducers, antihistamines, bandages, antibiotic ointment, insect repellent, and sunscreen. Keep this in an easily-accessible location.
- If you have medical problems that make you intolerant to heat in the event of a power outage, be sure that you have access to a generator.
- Assemble an “emergency fun kit” including items to keep kids busy during extended power outages or if unable to play outside for many days: books, games, cards, coloring sheets, crayons, easy craft activities, etc.
- If you are diabetic, remember to pack a blood glucose meter, strips, alcohol wipes, lancets, and snacks.
- Do not place insulin on ice or dry ice.
If you are signed up with MyChart, you can take your medical records with you wherever you go. The Baton Rouge Clinic’s electronic medical record system is also linked with The Baton Rouge Clinic’s Urgent Care Center as well.