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
Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Ave.
Hartford CT, 06134
860-509-8000 | Fax: 207-287-3005 | TTY/TDD: 7-1-1 or

Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Health and Human Services
221 State Street
11 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
207-287-3707 | Fax: 207-287-3005 | TTY/TDD: 711

Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Department of Public Health
250 Washington St., Boston, MA 02108
617-624-6000 | TTY/TDD: Dial 617-624-6001

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
NH Department of Health & Human Services
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-4501 | 800-852-3345, ext. 4501 | Fax: 603-271-4827 | TTY/TDD: 800-735-2964

Rhode Island Department of Health
Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
401-222-5960 | TTY/TDD: 711

Vermont Department of Health
Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402
800-464-4343 | 802-863-7200 | Fax: 802-865-7754 | TTY/TDD: 711

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.

Initiative Contacts:

Brittney Jackson, LMSW, MBA
Patient Services Director

Merari Rosario, MHA
Community Outreach Coordinator