CMS Emergency Preparedness Patient Guide Available
Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis has been updated and is available on the KCER website!
Dialysis and kidney transplant patients must take special preparedness measures to ensure their own health and safety during and after disasters.
In An Emergency
Being prepared for emergencies is a serious matter for dialysis or kidney transplant patients. Be prepared during an emergency with these resources.
- DaVita: 800.400.8331
- Fresenius: 800.626.1297
- DCI: 866.424.1990
- ARA/IRC: 978.232.4099
- Satellite: 800.367.8292
- SAMHSA - Disaster Distress Helpline: 800.985.5990
- US Renal Care: 866.671.8772
- Veteran Disaster Relief Hotline: 800.507.4571
COVID-19 Patient Materials
The End Stage Renal Disease National Coordinating Center (ESRD NCC) has a trove of COVID-19 materials designed to help patients cope with the pandemic.
It is important for children and families to discuss disaster and emergency preparedness. Help make preparedness fun with these children and family-focused resources.
Kidney community organizations such as the National Kidney Foundation and the American Kidney Fund have patient information help lines available. Find other helpful community based organizations.