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Functional and Access Needs

Functional and Access Needs

To better assist residents of all ages who reside in Union County, an Emergency Access and Functional Needs Registry has been developed to help the Health Department, Emergency Management, Red Cross, and other first responder agencies identify residents that may have difficulties during a disaster or significant event. The Union County Functional Needs Registry gathers key information from participants and can be referenced by Emergency Workers in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane, flood, winter storm, power outage, disease outbreak or nuclear event, etc.

Persons on the registry are volunteering for the list and have the choice to agree to, or say no to, assistance during an emergency event. Filling out this form does not guarantee the individual will receive immediate or special aid in an emergency or disaster. People should always have their own emergency plan in place. Having this information on hand, will assist emergency services with the evacuation planning and sheltering needs of the participants. All records are kept confidential and comply with all HIPPA laws.

  • Eligible people for the list must live in Union County AND have at least one of the following:
  • Have to have help with daily living actions (dressing, bathing, toileting, etc.)
  • Have need of medical observation or aid (diabetes, respiratory compromise, renal disease, vision and/or hearing loss, etc.
  • Disabled, trouble ambulating, and/or homebound

Residents of long-term living facilities (Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Care Home), do not individually qualify. We will work with the care facility to address the needs of all their residents.

Registration is easy. Click here to fill out the electronic form. If you would rather mail in the form, please print it off and send it back to:

2330 Concord Ave.
Monroe, NC 28110

If you have any questions, please call our Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Jason Gurian at 704.296.4820.