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Yellow Dot Program

By Kathy Sinkin, RN, CDE

Did you know that Suffolk County residents have access to a wonderful program called “Yellow Dot”? This program is made available through the New York State Sheriffs’ Association, in collaboration with local sheriff’s offices, and is free of charge. The Yellow Dot program enables those who are in a serious car accident to provide critical medical information to emergency responders in the event they are unable to speak due to injury.

Yellow Dot medical information kits contain a medical information card and a Yellow Dot program decal. Participants complete the card, attach a recent photo, place it in the glove compartment of their car, and place the Yellow Dot decal on the driver’s side rear window. Kits are available in many New York State Assembly Offices throughout Suffolk County. You can call the Sheriffs’ Office Community Relations Unit at (631) 852-3763 for more information.

 

Kathy Sinkin is a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Family Health and Wellness Program. She can be reached at kas239@cornell.edu

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