Hurricane Irma Recovery
Sunshine Health has resumed normal operations in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Cleanup continues, and many are still without power. Please continue to stay safe.
RECOVERY ASSISTANCE: For information about state programs that can assist with recovery efforts, please visit the Florida Division of Emergency Management website here.
INSURANCE AND CONSUMER ASSISTANCE: For information about FEMA eligibility, disaster unemployment assistance, price gouging and other consumer aid tips and programs, visit Florida’s Division of Consumer services here.
CRISIS HOTLINE: Sunshine Health, Envolve PeopleCare™ and LifeShare have joined forces to offer a 24-hour toll-free crisis hotline at 1-877-941-8079 for anyone affected by Hurricane Irma. If you, or someone you know, would like to connect to a licensed professional, call 1-877-941-8079. The line is staffed by healthcare professionals who can offer one-on-one counseling as well as referrals to additional local resources. This is a free service for the community. You do not need to be a Sunshine Health member to call. Spanish speaking services are available.
MEMBERS: Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency, which means you may continue to refill your prescription medications early through Oct. 4.
HOME CARE AND DME PROVIDERS: Sunshine Health wants to ensure that our members currently receiving home care services (including private duty nursing, and/or have DME equipment in their home) do not have their care disrupted.
- For current home health authorizations (including private duty nursing, and/or DME authorizations) with end dates within the next two weeks, we have extended that end date to Sept. 30, 2017.
- This is for our Medicaid, Child Welfare, Long Term Care, Healthy Kids and Ambetter members.
Thank you for serving our members every day and especially during this time.
Opioid Provider Toolkit
Opioid addiction is an epidemic that is hitting Florida especially hard. Community-based physicians play a pivotal role in stemming the record number of overdose deaths and getting treatment for our members, our families and our friends. Sunshine Health, in partnership with physicians, nurses and therapists, developed an Opioid Toolkit to share best practice intervention strategies and treatments for patients struggling with addiction. Read more...