Winter Storms
Ice and Freezing Rain

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Be Prepared. Be Safe.
Are YOU Ready?

Satellite View of a Hurricane

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

Extreme Heat:


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)

Initiative Contacts:

Agata Roszkowski, LMSW
Emergency Manager