Being Prepared is Smart — Veterans Health Administration

Do you have enough medication if your current supply ran out?

by Hans Petersen, VA Staff Writer

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Veterans Receiving Health Care Need to be Prepared

Is your family prepared for hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados or floods?

If you’re a Veteran receiving VA health care, do you have enough medication if your current supply ran out and you couldn’t get to the drug store or your VA medical center?

September 2013 marks the tenth annual National Preparedness Month. VA and FEMA want to help you be ready…for anything and everything.

There are great checklists online at Ready.gov. Many Veterans have found that their kids and grandkids love having this as a project, for school or just for your family.

Start with this important checklist

In addition to your prescription medicines:

  • Have you stocked up on other expendable health supplies?
  • Do you have a backup plan for those who need care?
  • Did you remember to keep a list of medications and other important health documents ready to go?
  • Do you have emergency phone numbers at the ready? Doctor? VA hospital? Ambulance?
  • Have you stocked up on plenty of food and water?

Emergency preparedness is no longer the sole concern…

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