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Be prepared everyday – your emergency plan checklist.

Whether it’s a sickle cell crisis, fire or weather event, emergencies can happen at any time. Follow this checklist to plan ahead and help manage your condition during an emergency.

  • Always wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace
  • Keep a copy of the following information in your house, work, school, wallet and car:
    • A travel letter provided by your hematologist that explains your condition and treatment
    • Insurance card(s)
    • Contact list for your hematologist, CVS Specialty Sickle Cell Disease Care Program and your caregivers
    • List of emergency departments or urgent care clinics in your area
  • Keep sufficient medication and supplies on hand at all times, and replace them regularly before they expire
  • Know how to store your medication if you normally refrigerate it in case of a power outage or if you don’t have access to a refrigerator (for example, in waterproof bags placed in a cooler with ice packs)
  • Take the following with you if you need to leave your house due to an emergency, whenever possible:
    • Medications you use to treat your sickle cell disease, any antibiotics you take routinely and any pain medication even if you do not take it regularly
    • Your important paperwork including your medication list
    • General supplies like water, food, clothes, money, first-aid kit and instant heating packs

Pack a bag to grab quickly for urgent hospital trips and include:

  • Medications, supplies and medication list
  • Your health insurance card
  • An ice pack to keep your medication cool, if applicable
  • Extra clothes and entertainment (books, cards or a tablet)

We provide express shipping with next-day service and emergency deliveries after hours, at no extra cost.

For additional support, talk to your health care provider or call the CVS Specialty Sickle Cell Disease CareTeam at 1-844-641-0413.

This information is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Talk to your doctor or health care provider about your medical condition and prior to starting any new treatment. CVS Specialty assumes no liability whatsoever for the information provided or for any diagnosis or treatment made as a result, nor is it responsible for the reliability of the content.

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