A Special Medical Needs Shelter (SMNS) is an emergency shelter that offers limited support for people with special medical needs and their adult caregivers. An SMNS is for people with medical conditions that are not severe enough to require hospitalization, but do require care not available at Red Cross Shelters. One family member or adult caregiver should accompany each person who seeks safety in a SMNS.
The SMNS will be opened based on need after a hazard event. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control oversees these shelters.
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