Be prepared yourself:   The GO|STAY|KIT ® is the ultimate tool that will help vulnerable populations in a medical emergency or natural disaster maintain control over their personal medical information.

Whether a person stays at home during a disaster or goes to a shelter, there are certain steps he or she can do to prepare. For instructions about creating a 72-hour Kit for use if you must stay at home, see your county’s Family Emergency Preparedness Handbook  â€”Jackson County  /  Josephine County.   You can also  pick up a free copy from your local county or law enforcement office.

If you are a person who has special needs because of a disability you should make a list ahead of time of items to be packed quickly in case you must leave your home if there is a disaster. Keep a backpack or small suitcase available to pack on short notice, if necessary, with a list, customized to your needs, similar to the one below:

  • Personal hygiene items and a change of clothing
  • An extra set of keys for your house and car
  • Cash, a credit card, and change for a pay phone
  • Your insurance agent’s name and phone number
  • Special needs such as eyeglasses, hearing aid batteries, incontinence supplies, walker, cane, wheelchair—all labeled with your name and phone number
  • A copy of your health information card
  • A few days worth of essential medications and, if you use it, cylinders of oxygen or other essential supplies.

Survey Forms for Agencies involved in Emergency Preparedness


To find out more and to order copies of the GO|STAY|KIT ® please visit www.gostaykit.com.