Are You OK? Program


View the Are You OK? Program Form (PDF).


The Are You OK? program is designed for older adults, disabled persons, shut-ins who live alone, or anyone is our community who needs to be checked upon daily.

Are You OK? is a computerized telephone calling system which will be operated free of charge by the Graham County Sheriff’s Office. The system calls each enrolled subscriber every day of the year at the same time of day.

When the subscriber picks up the phone, he or she will hear a voice saying, “Good morning, are you okay?” If the subscriber fails to answer the phone after a few tries, or if there is a busy signal several times in a row, the computer immediately notifies the Graham County Sheriff’s Office Communication Officers who will then send a patrol car to check on the person.

Brief Call Suspension

During holidays, vacations, or any other time the subscriber plans to be away, a simple phone call to the Sheriff’s Office will stop the calls for as long as needed.

International Use

The system is now in use in many cities and towns throughout the United States and Canada; it has saved a number of lives and reduced worry and anguish for countless citizens and their family and friends. Are You OK? provides a daily checkup on the subscriber and alerts the police if he or she is unable to answer the phone. If the subscriber fails to answer the phone for any reason a patrol car will be sent to check the welfare of the subscriber.

Free Service

There will be no charge of any kind for this service.

Time Frame

It is very important to understand that Are You OK? calls will be made in the morning between 6 and 10. Each subscriber will be asked to choose an hour during which he or she prefers to be called. The calls will always be made in the same order, so people will quickly learn exactly when to expect them.

Confidential Medical Information

Everyone who signs up for this service will be asked to fill out a short form with medical and other information which the police may need in an emergency. This information will be totally confidential; it will be secured at the Graham County Communications Center and only used by the police if needed.

Sign Up for Program

If you wish to sign up please fill out the information form and waiver of liability form (PDF) and return it to the address provided on this page. If you think you might be interested and would like to talk about it with someone, please call the Graham County Sheriff’s Office at 928-428-0808 and ask to speak with Sgt. Scott Howell and he will be happy to discuss the program with you and answer any questions that you may have.

Mail to:

Graham County Sheriff’s Office
Are you OK?
Attention: Sergeant Scott Howell
618 S. Dusty Trail
Thatcher, AZ 85552.