Blizzard

Winter Storms
Ice and Freezing Rain

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Be Prepared. Be Safe.
Are YOU Ready?

Satellite View of a Hurricane

Hurricanes
Floods and Road Closures

In an Emergency, the Network is required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to:

  • Work with Federal, State and local government agencies as needed to assist with
    patient safety and ensure dialysis facilities are prioritized to be open,
  • Assist with, track and report patient access to treatment, and
  • Report and publish the status of facility operations during emergency events

Link to Emergency Updates webpage

Listed below are links to resources and organizations to help facility staff, patients, care partners and family members prepare for emergencies.

Kidney Emergency Response Coalition (KCER) – available 24/7 1-866-901-3773 KCER Website

Emergency Preparedness for Patients

Patient Hotlines and Information

  • American Kidney Fund (AKF): 866-300-2900
  • American Red Cross "Safe and Well" Website
  • American Renal (ARA): 888-880-6867
  • DaVita: 800-400-8331
  • Dialysis Clinic Inc (DCI): 866-424-1990
  • Dialysis Corp. of America: 866-927-2107
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): 800-621-FEMA (3362)
  • Fresenius Kidney Care (FKC): 800-626-1297
  • National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System (NEFRLS): Website
  • Network of New England: 866-286-3773
  • The Kidney National Foundation (NKF): 888-33-KIDNEY (54363)
  • U.S. Renal Care/DSI: 877-374-3375

Extreme Heat:

Hurricane:

Winter Storm:

Video: Emergency Preparedness for Dialysis Patients
This eight minute video has tips and information to make sure that you are prepared for an emergency. (Or watch in Русский (Russian), Créole Haïtien (Haitian Creole), Español (Spanish), 한국어 (Korean), 中文 (Standard Chinese)

Network Emergency Coordinators:

Initiative Contacts:

Brittney Jackson, LMSW, MBA
Patient Services Director
203-285-1213
bjackson@nw1.esrd.net

Merari Rosario, MHA
Community Outreach Coordinator
203-285-1223
mrosario@nw1.esrd.net