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Important Information on Hurricanes Ian and Nicole

Date: 09/28/22

Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Before a Storm: Before a tropical storm or hurricane makes landfall, please follow your Emergency Plan, if needed. If you do not have one, visit to help prepare for the storm.

After a Storm: If you need food, water, power, internet or AC, drop by one of the Sunshine Health Welcome Rooms Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to the public.


Medication Refills: Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, Washington counties. You may refill your prescriptions early in those counties. Contact your pharmacy for information.

Member Services: Sunshine Health and CMS Member Services are open as usual from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Members call any time to reach our 24-hour Nurse Advice Line.

  • Sunshine Health Medicaid, Long Term Care, Serious Mental Illness: 1-866-796-0530 (TTY 1-800-955-8770)
  • Sunshine Health Child Welfare Specialty Plan: 1-855-463-4100 (TTY 1-800-955-8770)
  • Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Health Plan: 1-866-799-5321 (TTY 1-800-955-8770)

Call or text SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline if you are experiencing emotional distress related to the storm: 1-800-985-5990. Help is available 24/7 in multiple languages.

Call Magellan Health’s help line at 1-800-327-7451 for mental health support and details on other resources.

Our Crisis Line is also open 24/7 to help members. Call the member services number above. Press 1, then star to reach the Crisis Line.

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency.


Please read the most up-to-date information on temporary flexibilities to our prior authorization processes that have been implemented to support our members and providers due to storm activity.