Special Needs Services

Special Needs Registry

The Special Needs Registry is designed to assist Florida residents who need transportation or sheltering assistance due to a declared emergency. To register, contact your local county emergency management agency.

PRECO’s Medically Essential Service Program

The Medically Essential Service Program identifies residential members who depend on continuously operating electric-powered medical equipment to sustain life or prevent serious medical complications.

The benefit of the program is advanced notification of interruption of service due to non-payment of an electric bill or scheduled outages.

Participation in the program:

  • Does not guarantee uninterrupted electric service
  • Does not exempt members from payment of electric bills
  • Does not automatically extend electric bill due dates
  • Does not provide priority restoration in the event of a power outage

To qualify*, the patient must:

  • Reside at the member-of-record’s address
  • Qualify and register annually and complete forms supplied by PRECO and signed by a Florida licensed physician
  • Be dependent on continuously operating electric-powered medical equipment to sustain life or prevent serious medical complications

In the event of loss of power, it is the member’s responsibility to have a power backup system for their medical equipment, as well as an action plan for proceeding to the nearest medical facility.

To apply, submit a Medically Essential Service Form (PDF) or call us at (800) 282-3824.

*Florida Statute Title XXVII Chapter 366.15