Help Las Vegas

Dear Physician Members:
Our hearts are with all of those impacted by last night’s terrible event in Las Vegas.  We sincerely appreciate all of our emergency responders and to those who have reached out with offers of assistance.
The Nevada State Medical Association and Clark County Medical Society are taking an active role to support the ongoing efforts of area hospitals, the Southern Nevada Health District, and other entities to treat patients and to assist the public in our recovery from this tragedy.
Below we have included a few ways YOU can help and resources for our community.
As you work to help others, please let us know if we can help you.
For questions or concerns, please call CCMS 702.739.9989 or NSMA 775.825.6788, or email admin@nvdoctors.org
Thank you for all that you do to care for Nevadans each and every day!
God Bless Las Vegas,
Cat O’Mara
Executive Director
#NevadaStrong #PrayForLasVegas
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Help Las Vegas: Mobilizing Medical Support

Give Your Time

The Las Vegas Community needs your help now and in the recovery to come. Please register to help below.
  • Certified Trauma Counselors Needed On-sight NOW: Calling all certified trauma counselors to head down to Ballroom D at the Circus Circus (2880 S Las Vegas Blvd). Contact on-sight is Tommy Gorbal.
  • Register with the Medical Reserve Corps: MRC of Southern Nevada is a cadre of medical and non-medical volunteers who respond to incidents of disaster. Sign up here.
  • Volunteer Psychiatrists Needed On-Call: Add your name to the list of psychiatrists we can call on to support victims, families, staff, and emergency responders. More details forthcoming. 

Updates from the Governor:

Governor Brian Sandoval today has signed a Declaration of Emergency for Clark County following the mass shooting incident in southern Nevada. Through this order, he has directed all state agencies to supplement the local efforts to save lives and protect the health and safety the victims of last night’s attack.
Governor Sandoval also declared a Public Health and Medical Disaster which temporarily suspends all necessary statutes and rules to allow health care providers employed by a hospital and licensed and in good standing in another state to practice in Nevada in order to assist with the public health and medical disaster response operations.

Donate Blood

Thank you for the overwhelming response from donors, some lining up as early as 2am Monday morning. While you may not be able to get in immediately, please be patient and percipient as this need is ongoing and will be needed over the next few weeks. There is a focus on O-Negative and platelet donors at this time, but all are invited to give.

  • Las Vegas United Blood Services ((702) 645-3600) – 4950 W. Craig Rd. Las Vegas, NV  89130
  • Las Vegas United Blood Services ((702) 228-4483)- 6930 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV  89117
  • Henderson United Blood Services ((702) 434-1838) – 601 Whitney Ranch Dr. Bldg. D, Ste 20 Henderson, NV  89014
  • Carson City United Blood Services ((775) 887-9111) – 256 E. Winnie Lane Carson City, NV  89706
  • Reno United Blood Services ((775) 324-6454) – 1125 Terminal Way Reno, NV  89502
  • Sparks United Blood Services ((775) 354-2929) – 4670 Sparks Blvd, Suite 100 Sparks, NV  89436

More information can be found at UnitedBloodServices.org

Uber and Lift are offering free rides to and from certain Las Vegas blood donation centers, hospitals and relief centers through Tuesday, October 3rd (click above for details).

Donate Supplies

Donations of nonperishable food donations, water and toiletries can be delivered to one of the following locations:

  • Catholic Charities at 1501 N Las Vegas Boulevard
  • Jewish Nevada and Temple Sinai at 9001 Hillpointe Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89134
  • Three Square at 4190 N Pecos Road

Care Packages for Physicians and Nurses

EHB Companies and the Israeli American Council are assembling care packages and delivering them to nurses and doctors at UMC, Sunrise Hospital and Spring Valley Hospital. Packages include gift cards, personal items, snack food, and chocolate/confections. Deliveries will begin at 2 p.m. EHB’s Clubhouse is located at 9119 Alta Drive. You can also call 702-334-4075.

Contribute to Financial Support of Victims and Families

Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak and Sheriff Joe Lombardo created a page to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the mass shooting. Click here to make a donation via GoFundMe or send a check payable to “Las Vegas Victims’ Fund” to one of the following addresses:
  • Steve Sisolak, Clark County – 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89155
  • Sheriff’s Office, Las Vegas Victim’s Fund,  Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department – 400 S. Martin L. King Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106

Zappos offers to cover funeral cost for all 58 mass shooting victims

Read More Here.

Do you need help? 

  • Call the Disaster Distress Helpline’s toll-free number (1-800-985-5990)and receive immediate counseling. This free, confidential, and multilingual crisis support service is also available via SMS (text TalkWithUs to 66746) to anyone experiencing psychological distress as a result of this event. People who call and text are connected to trained and caring professionals from crisis counseling centers in the network. The Helpline staff provides confidential counseling, referrals, and other needed support services.
  • More trauma resources from Nevada Division of Public Health can be found here.

Community Crisis Resources

  1. Psychological First Aid for your Patients: This tool is for use by first responders, incident command systems, primary and emergency health care providers, school crisis response teams, faith-based organizations, disaster relief organizations, Community Emergency Response Teams, Medical Reserve Corps, and the Citizens Corps in diverse settings. This tool is an evidence-informed modular approach for assisting people in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism: to reduce initial distress, and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning. Download the app.
  2. Psychological First Aid for the Provider: Providing care and support in the immediate aftermath of disaster can be an enriching professional and personal experience, enhancing satisfaction through helping others. It can also be physically and emotionally exhausting. This tool provides information to consider before, during, and after engaging in disaster relief work.
  3. Behavioral Bilingual Services (BBS Counseling), DREAM Big VegasMente Sana — the non-profit branch of BBS — and other organizations have formed a coalition to collect donations and support people who were affected, free of charge.
  4. Touro University participates in an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that is available on a limited basis to our students, staff, and faculty 24/7. TUN community members may obtain a free, anonymous consultation with the EAP by calling 1-800-865-1044 or by visiting their website at anthemEAP.com (enter Touro University Las Vegas). View their brochure for important contact information.
  5. In response to the tragedy from Sunday’s event, the Nevada Psychological Association (NPA) has compiled a list of mental health resources available to our community including free and reduced fee services for crisis counseling, resources for talking to children about that happened, and emergency distress hotline information. This is the link to their disaster response page: https://www.nvpsychology.org/public/disaster-response/.
  6. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and LiveHealth® Online offering free access to licensed therapists and psychologists to the residents of the Las Vegas area. Using LiveHealth Online residents can visit with licensed therapists and psychologists if they are coping with loss, grief, anxiety or stress. To have a free 45 minute counseling session they can sign up or log into LiveHealth Online and select Help for Vegas Psychology to schedule an appointment. Therapists are available 7 days a week with night and weekend appointment options. Free visits can be scheduled through October. In addition to online visits via LiveHealth Online, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is providing access to certified therapists to anyone via their Employee Assistance Program (EAP) crisis line at 877-361-7974.
  7. Victims of Crime (VOC) offers services for victims of a crime or surviving family members of a deceased victim. Services can include assistance with medical bills, mental health treatment, funeral costs, and more at no cost to the victim. Attendees of the concert are eligible for this service. http://voc.nv.gov/
  8. S.A.F.E. House operates a crisis hotline 24/7. While they are geared toward domestic violence and shelter, they are offering support after the shooting. Call the 24-Hour Hotline 702-564-3227 (after business hours) or the main number 702-451-4203 (during office hours). They can offer an ear to listen, crisis counseling, and referrals to the community. http://safehousenv.org/
  9. The PRACTICE a community mental health training clinic on the UNLV campus is offering free services until Wednesday (possibly longer) for those who needed it. Phone 702-895-1532
  10. Thero.org has local psychologists registered giving pro bono sessions to survivors of the Las Vegas attacks. Search for individual providers, keyword Las Vegas, zip code. https://www.thero.org/
  11. Bridge Counseling is offering trauma and grief therapy free of charge to anyone affected by the shooting, including friends and family members. Bridge opens at 7AM and will be providing grief and trauma counseling all day and beyond as needed. Bridge Counseling is located at 1640 West Alta Drive, immediately adjacent to the Las Vegas metropolitan police parking lot. Phone 702-474-6450.
  12. Red Rock Psychological Health will be hosting group therapy for trauma survivors free of charge. Also, have room for free walk-in mental health emergencies related to the shootings. Please call 702-898-5311. www.redrockph.com
  13. Las Vegas Counseling Center: If you or if anyone you know is need of counseling due to the mass shooting yesterday please contact 702-466-3750 we will be offering free services this week for those in need. www.lasvegascounselingcenter.com
  14. ROI Counseling is here for our community in light of the tragedy. There is no charge for any assistance we may be able to provide during this terrible time. Please contact our Clinical Director, Amber Tarlton, via email at: amber@roicounseling.com if you need us or http://www.roicounseling.com/
  15. Montevista Hospital‘s clinical staff is on stand by in order to meet the needs of the community during this time of grief. We provide trauma therapy at our location. If you need any assistance, call us at 702-354-1111. We are open 24/7
  16. CCSD will also have counselors available to help students through this tragedy. Contact child’s school directly.
  17. Our Little World Treatment Center will be hosting group therapy for trauma survivors and those affected by what happened in Las Vegas free of charge. Groups will begin at noon. Our little world will be hosting free crisis groups Our Little World Treatment Center, 2501 N Green Valley Pkwy, Suite 101D, Henderson 89014
  18. Ivy Counseling is also providing free crisis counseling to anyone affected by Sunday’s tragedy. (702)518-3624, www.ivy-counseling.com
  19. Shining Star Community Services will have a group process session tomorrow at noon at our office 4580 S Eastern Ave #33. Open to all. Anyone who also was greatly affected we are offering some free individual sessions. You can contact us at 702-882-7827.
  20. For anyone in need of psychiatric services due to this event, please feel free to reach out to Alliance Mental Health Specialists. Our staff is prepared to help and facilitate the needs of our community during this difficult time. 4270 South Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103, (702) 485-2100
  21. UNLV School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry is providing free Crisis Support to members of the public affected by the tragedy. If you or a loved one needs to speak to someone, the professionals at the Mojave Counseling Clinic on West Charleston can help. The clinic is staffed by psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers. All are trained to help individuals work through the myriad of issues brought about by this type of tragedy. The sessions will be private and free of charge, no insurance necessary. To schedule an appointment, call (702) 253-0818.
  22. MGM Resorts International has established a hotline for victims, family members, and others to speak about what happened. Those impacted can call 702-692-2300 or call toll-free at 888-634-7111.
  23. TRY – Trauma Recovery Yoga is offering to help the victims and volunteers through meditation and yoga, specializing in trauma recovery. They will offer a free class, as well as donations to victims. Exact time and location of a free meditation and yoga program is still TBA. http://www.traumarecoveryyoga.org/about/
  24. Community Counseling Center is providing supportive services in a safe environment. CCC will be opening their doors to anyone affected by the tragedy each evening this week from 6:30-8 p.m. and counselors will be available. Call 702-369-8700 with any questions. The CCC is located at 714 E. Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas.
  25. The Lake Mead Wellness Center is hosting two process groups for those affected by the recent events in our city on Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. and Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Both will be held at 311 South Water Street in Henderson. Call their Director, Michelle Blakeley, if you have any questions at 702-907-8306. No RSVP is needed and both groups are complimentary. Therapists will be available to help process and give next steps for those who would like them.
  26. Corridor of Hope Wellness is offering free counseling for the victims, family members, and first responders involved in Sunday night’s shooting. The address is located at 1830 E Sahara Avenue, Suite #109. You are also able to call 702-522-9000 or 702-370-2960. COH is located about 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.
  27. UnitedHealthcare and Southwest Medical Associates are opening Optum’s Emotional-Support Help Line, providing access to specially trained mental health specialists to support people affected by the recent mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas. Optum’s toll-free helpline number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to anyone. The helpline offers specially trained Optum mental health specialists to help people manage their stress and anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs. Callers may also receive referrals to community resources to help them with specific concerns, including financial and legal matters. Along with the toll-free help line, emotional support resources and information are available online at www.liveandworkwell.com.
  28. Alta Wellness Center, a mental health and wellness agency, will be offering a free support group to the community: “Coping with Traumatic Events.” Available to locals every weekday from 7-8 p.m., Oct. 3 – 13, 2017, this group will offer coping tools and emotional support for anyone who may be struggling with immediate and long-term effects of trauma and loss. The support group will be held at Alta Wellness Center: 6655 W. Sahara Avenue, Suite E100, Las Vegas, Nev.
  29. There are Grief and Bereavement services available through Nathan Adelson Hospice and their spiritual staff is fully engaged in providing guidance to those who have suffered loss. Community members can contact via email info@nah.org.
  30. 25. In the wake of the tragic shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night, United Citizens Foundation is offering free behavioral health services to anyone needing assistance during this difficult time. United Citizens Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to address behavioral health and substance abuse in Southern Nevada. Licensed therapists are available to provide counseling services at the North Las Vegas office of United Citizens Foundation by calling (702) 485-1718. UCF is located at 2048 North Las Vegas Boulevard.
  31. Oasis Counseling, LLC, a private outpatient mental health clinic, announced it will be offering free trauma assessments for anyone affected by the deadly mass shooting thatoccurred early Oct. 2, on the Las Vegas Strip. All three of the Oasis Counseling locations will be accepting individuals for initial assessments free of charge. The offices are located at the following addresses: 375 N. Stephanie Street, Building 8, Henderson, Nev.; 2360 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Ste. 120, Henderson, Nev.; and 7361 Prairie Falcon Road, Ste. 110, Las Vegas, Nev. Anyone interested in receiving treatment should contact Oasis Counseling at 702-294-0433 or visit the website at www.OasisCounselingToday.com for more information.
  32. Skye Counseling is offering free counseling services and assistance this week for those affected by the tragedy. Please call 702-930-9383 for more information. Skye is located at 2950 E Flamingo Road, Ste. E (cross street McCloud Dr.), Las Vegas, Nev.
  33. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) is offering a free counseling helpline where they can receive support any time day or night – which might be especially helpful for those who are unable to seek help in person for whatever reason. English speakers Call: 1-800-985-5990 Text: TalkWithUs to 66746. Spanish speakers Call: 1-800-985-5990 (same number as above) and press “2.
  34. Secondchance Resources, LLC would like to offer free therapy from licensed therapists to anyone in need during this tragic and emotional toll taking time. Call them at 702-644-1686 for more information.
  35. Magellan Health, inc.announced that it will open a 24-hour crisis line for all individuals affected by the mass casualty shooting that occurred in Las Vegas late Sunday night. The toll-free number to access free, confidential counseling services is 1-800-327-7451. Magellan will provide free, confidential counseling services and other resources, such as tip sheets about trauma and how to process it, resiliency after such situations, and how to talk about these situations with children who may be watching the television news. These resources are offered free-of-charge to the community to assist individuals as they work to cope with the feelings of grief, guilt, fear, sadness, anger and depression related to these kinds of incidents. Tip sheets with resources specific to coping with grief and recovery from traumatic events can be found on Magellan Health’s website.

FREE Wound Care for Victims

Anson Edwards Higgens Plastic Surgery Associatesplasticsurgeryvegas.com, is offering to treat, at no cost, the victims of Sunday’s shooting for wound care and scar therapy. 702-822-2100

Victim and Family Assistance Resources

If you were a victim or are a family representative of a victim involved in the Oct. 1 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, please see the resources available below.

For local residents who want to file a police report:

  • Call 3-1-1 and file a report telephonically if you are a victim of the shooting;
  • File a report at an area command near you or at the records and fingerprint bureau located at LVMPD headquarters; or
  • An officer can respond to your location to take a report if you are injured and unable to make a station report.

For out-of-state residents who want to file a police report:

  • Call (702) 828-3111 and file a report telephonically if you are a victim of the shooting; or
  • File a report with your hometown police department and fax it to 702-828-1555.

Witnesses of the shooting:

  • If you have video or photos of the incident, please call 1-800-callfbi (225-5324)
  • If you would like to file a voluntary statement, please click hereto download a pdf version of the document. Once completed it can be emailed to hscbtranscriptions@lvmpd.com; or if you are local resident, you can drop it off at records & fingerprint bureau or your nearest area command.

Reports of suspicious activity connected to the shooting:

  • If you were in the area during the Oct. 1 shooting and noticed any suspicious activity that should be reported, please visit snctc.org.

For local family representatives needing information:

  • Call 2-1-1 if you need information on resources or need to travel to Las Vegas.
  • Visit the family assistance center at the Las Vegas convention center at 3150 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109

For out of state family representatives needing information:

  • Call 1-800-536-9488. (Note: the following number is no longer correct: 1-866-535-5654)

Victims wanting to recover property:

  • Please return to this website in 24 hours for further developments on property recovery.
Family Reunification Centers
  • Metro Headquarters, 400 S. Mlk Blvd Building B
  • Family assistance center & family reunification center: the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner has opened a family assistance center for family members of victims of Sunday night’s shooting on the Las Vegas strip to gather and provide information to assist with identification of loved ones who may have died in the incident. The facility is located at the Las Vegas Convention Center Exhibit Hall S-2, which offers more space and accommodation than available at the coroner’s office.

Pet Care

If you have been affected by recent tragedy and need to find boarding/daycare services for your pets while you are going back and forth to the hospitals, contact rover.com at 1-888-453-7889, they are offering assistance. There are over 50 rover.com sitters in our city.

Facebook support group – search ‘Route 91 Survivors Support Group’

Travel Information

Allegiant, which is headquartered in Las Vegas, is offering to help families of victims. Those who need to fly to or from Las Vegas can contact the airline at communications@allegiantair.com

Las Vegas-based medical flight charity Miracle Flights will provide free commercial airline flights to families of those lost or injured in Sunday’s shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Plane tickets will be provided at no cost to the victim’s families from anywhere in the country to Las Vegas. For more information or to speak with a flight coordinator, families can contact miracle flights at 800-359-1711.

Southwest Airlines is providing complimentary air transportation for families who have lost a loved one or have a loved one who is hospitalized as a result of the Las Vegas tragedy. SWA is offering air travel to or from McCarran International Airport (LAS) for up to five (5) immediate family members of each victim. Family members should email travel requests to southwestvegasstrong@wnco.com for processing between the hours of 9:00 am to 9:00 pm cdt.

MGM Resorts International will be offering free rooms at its Bellagio property for victims and coordinating their travel through Southwest Airlines. Call 888.634.7111.

Boyd Gaming Corp. offering free rooms at various Las Vegas properties for families and victims. Call 888-582-6278 with code ZSTRIP.

Siegel Group Nevada Inc offering free rooms at Las Vegas Siegel Suites Select. Call 888-328-0192.

South Point will offer free hotel accommodations to those traveling to Las Vegas to assist their loved ones. To make reservations, contact 866-791-7626 and use the code FAM1002.

Las Vegas Station Casinos offering free hotel rooms to the families of those affected who are traveling to Las Vegas. Contact them directly at reservationrequest@stationcasinos.com

Authorities Seek Photos and Videos

The FBI in Las Vegas is asking the public to turn in videos or photos of the shooting by calling 1-800-255-5324.

The Nevada State Medical Association is here for you. Please contact us for any needs you may have surrounding this tragedy. For questions, please call 775.825.6788 or email admin@nvdoctors.org.