ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – October 06, 2016 - Flagler Hospital has a comprehensive hurricane plan in place, which is
designed to provide the safest possible environment for our patients and
staff during and after hurricane conditions. At this time, the Hospital
has activated its incident command system and is completing all the necessary
preparations appropriate for the current hurricane tracking projections. For the safety of our patients, the hospital will institute our lockdown
policy, beginning at 4pm today, October 6th, receiving only emergency
patients and scheduled staff. We will be asking all visitors to leave the hospital prior to 4pm for
their own safety. Please do not attempt to seek shelter at the hospital.
For county emergency and shelter information, contact the citizen information
line at 904-824-5550.
Also, the following services are closed to the public through Monday, October 10th. If you had a surgery or procedure scheduled during that timeframe, you
will be contacted to reschedule.
• Outpatient Surgery
• Flagler Surgery Center
• Cardiac Cath
• Interventional Radiology
• Infusion Services
• Imaging Center
• Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic
Please also note that the outpatient Flagler laboratories located on 312
and in Murabella will also be closed. The hospital has ample resources
in place to sustain current operations and the facility is fully functional.
As always, we are working in close cooperation with the St. Johns County
Department of Emergency Management. Below are some tips to remember:
- Persons in poor health and those who live alone should make plans in advance
for how they will respond if power outages or other issues occur. Serious
consideration should be given to evacuation or seeking refuge at a special
needs shelter until the weather stabilizes.
- Women expecting babies should contact their physicians regarding what they
- Please do not seek shelter at the hospital during or after a tropical storm
- Listen to local television and radio updates regarding the availability
of all essential services, including the hospital’s emergency department.