Have a medical condition? This Yellow Dot could save your life

September 22, 2018
1 min read

The News: Georgia’s Yellow Dot program is expanding to Dunwoody. According to Dunwoody police officials, Yellow Dot is a free program designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during the first “golden hour” after a crash or other emergency.

How does it work?: Residents who have a medical condition or need first responders to know their medical condition can place a  yellow, peach-shaped decal on the driver side rear window of a vehicle to alert first responders that vital medical information is stored in the glove compartment.

Placing the decal at the entrance to a home will signal to emergency responders that medical information is stored in the refrigerator.

Who can use the Yellow Dot?: Georgia’s Yellow Dot Program can be used by anyone but may be most helpful for:
• People with multiple or serious medical conditions
• People with severe allergies
• Children with special needs
• Individuals with dementia who may be prone to driving

More Information on Yellow Dot: The Yellow Dot program started as a pilot program in Athens-Clarke and Laurens Counties. It is now beginning to expand to other areas.

Where can I get a Yellow Dot Decal?:

If you live in Dunwoody, Yellow Dot kits will be available during normal business hours at:

• The Dunwoody Police Department, 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338.
• The Dunwoody Library, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338.
• The Phoenix at Dunwoody, 4484 N Shallowford Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338.
• The Alzheimer’s Association, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Dunwoody, GA 30346.
• The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338.

If you live in Athens-Clarke County:

Arbor Terrace of Athens
170 Marilyn Farmer Way
Athens, GA 30606
For dates and times, contact Jennifer.Hogan@dhs.ga.gov.

Athens Community Council on Aging
135 Hoyt Street
Athens, GA 30601
Monday through Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bridgeway Hospice
1731 Meriweather Drive
Suite #101
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Tuesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

St. Mary’s Highland Hills Village
1660 Jennings Mill Road
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Monday through Friday
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Talmage Terrace Lanier Gardens
801 Riverhill Drive
Athens, GA 30606
Tuesdays and Thursdays
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Thrive Assisted Living & Memory Care
1361 Jennings Mill Road
Suite # 411
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Monday through Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you live in Laurens County contact Jennifer.Hogan@dhs.ga.gov.


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