The Network works with Federal, State and local government agencies as needed to assist with patient safety and keep dialysis facilities up and running during and after any emergency situation.  If dialysis staff or patients in your facility require assistance, please contact the Network office IMMEDIATELY at 203-387-9332.

There are no weather updates at this time.

It is important to be vigilant before a disaster occurs. Therefore, the Network encourages you to proactively review and consider your disaster preparedness plans and consider treating patients before or after pending weather conditions.  To help facilitate this process, please visit the Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition website.
If your facility requires assistance in this event, please contact the Network office IMMEDIATELY at 203-387-9332.

Reporting Facility Closing/Change in Schedule

The Network is required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events, and to assist in any logistical issues that may arise during and after a facility closure.  

Currently, there are no reported facility closures at this time.

Please check with your respective facility for altered scheduled.

To Report Facility Status:

Modified Schedule       No Schedule Changes

Department of Public Health

REMINDER to Dialysis Providers: You MUST report all interruptions in service to both the Network and to your prospective  state's Department of Public Health.  Please see the Department of Public Health contact information below:

Connecticut Department of Public Health
Facility Licensing Investigation Section
410 Capital Avenue, MS#12FLIS, Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Local: (860) 509-7400 • Fax: (860) 509-7538

Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Licensing and Regulatory Services
State House Station #11, 41 Anthony Avenue, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
Local: (207) 287-9308 • Fax: (207) 287-9307

Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Division of Health Care Quality, Complaint Unit
99 Chauncy Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02111
Local: (617) 753-8150 • Fax: (617) 753-8165

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Health Facilities Administration-Certification
129 Pleasant Street, Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Local: (603) 271-9049 • Fax: (603) 271-4968

Rhode Island Department of Health
Division of Facilities Regulation
3 Capitol Hill, Providence, Rhode Island 02908-5097
Local: (401) 222-5200 • Fax: (401) 222-3999

Vermont Department of Health
Division of Licensing and Protection
103 South Main Street, Ladd Hall, Waterbury, VT 05671
Toll-Free Patient Line: (888) 700-5330 • Fax: (802) 871-3318

Satellite View of a Hurricane

Emergencies caused by severe weather or disasters can happen with or without warning. If you need dialysis, having power and water, transportation, or supplies may be very important. Some emergency situations may make it impossible for you to get to your dialysis facility or give yourself dialysis. It is important to be prepared so you can feel better and stay healthy.

Agata Roszkowski, LMSW
Patient Services Director

Cheryl Pettway
Community Outreach Coordinator