Explanation of Medical Special Needs Levels
If you live in the hurricane evacuation zone, you don't have a ride and you have a disability or special health care need, it is very important for you to dial 2-1-1 now to register for a ride.
People who rely on or need others to provide their daily, routine care such as a child under 18 without adult supervision, etc.
People who are blind, hearing impaired, deaf/blind, or have an amputation.
People who need medical assistance including nursing care and help taking medicine. People who are dependent on equipment or those having mental health disorders.
People who are not in a hospital, a long-term care/assisted living facility or state school but require important medical assistance (i.e., IV chemotherapy, ventilator, dialysis, life support equipment, including needing a hospital bed, total care, or who are morbidly obese).
People in settings such as a hospital, long-term care/assisted living facility, or a state school. People in the Level 5 category do not need to dial 2-1-1. The nursing home and/or assisted living facility will provide rides for their patients.
Last updated: April 1, 2009
Harris County Community Services Department Office of Transit Services
8410 Lantern Point Drive
Houston, TX 77054
Tel: (713) 578-2216