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Harvey Aftermath

Harvey Aftermath

Harvey was a category 4 hurricane then became a flooding event on the Texas Gulf Coast

More North Texas Medical Groups Help Harvey Victims

    North Texas Doctors Treating Harvey Evacuees, Many for Free

    North Texas doctors are coming to the aid of displaced Harvey evacuees in desperate need of medical care. Many are waiving fees or treating patients, no questions asked. They say it's the least they can do to help. (Published Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017)

    North Texas doctors are coming to the aid of displaced Harvey evacuees in desperate need of medical care.

    Many medical professionals are waiving fees or treating patients, no questions asked.

    Being displaced by Harvey poses great risk to babies not even born yet. That's why doctors at Macarthur OB-GYN have opened their doors to pregnant women affected by the storm and unable to get to their providers in Southeast Texas.

    "We check people for preterm birth, contractions. If they have any issues, they need to see someone, especially a doctor," said Dr. Brian Enggano, of Medical City Las Colinas.

    The doctor's group posted its offer on Facebook, which was shared more than 2,000 times. "We had 10 patients come in just yesterday, seeking care, and more are coming in today," said Dr. Jeff Livingston.

    Methodist Urgent Care - Inwood Village has also offered to help hurricane evacuees needing medical care.

    The clinic began seeing as many as eight patients a day for acute and primary care visits, blood work, and X-rays, if needed.

    The patients are shuttled from the city of Dallas mega shelter at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

    "It's such a big disaster that nobody expected, so we want to do our part in helping anybody with any kinds of needs they have," said Dr. Joseph Kim, medical director of Methodist Urgent Care.

    North Texans are on the front lines in Rockport, the city hardest hit by Harvey's initial impact.

    Code 3 ER and Urgent Care recently opened a freestanding emergency room in Rockport, according to the organization's CEO, Dr. Carrie de Moor, of Frisco.

    She says she, alongside nurses from Frisco and Fort Worth, is helping treat Rockport residents, as well as police officers, either injured during recovery efforts or unable to get access to their normal medical needs, such as diabetes medication.

    NBC 5 and Kroger are teaming up to get help with the relief effort for the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Visit your neighborhood Kroger and make a monetary donation to the American Red Cross at Kroger's check-out registers. All of the money will go to the Red Cross Disaster Relief. The American Red Cross is working around the clock to help those in need by providing food, shelter and emotional support for the people whose lives have been disrupted. Visit RedCross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for more information on the relief efforts.

     

    Other ways to help the victims of Hurricane/TS Harvey:

     

    DONATE MONEY

    The Salvation Army is also accepting financial donations. Salvation Army 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) HelpSalvArmy.org

     

    DONATE BLOOD
    Carter BloodCare will send blood donations to its partners affected by Hurricane Harvey. 1-877-571-1000. Text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999

     

    HELP PETS
    SPCA of Texas is expecting 300 cats and dogs to come to North Texas. The agendy is asking for donations of cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, treats, toys and newspaper. Donations can be dropped off at the following two locations: SPCA of Texas Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas and the SPCA of Texas at 8411 Stacy Road in McKinney. Monetary donations can be made online at SPCA.org/gift