Emergency Preparedness Resources
In the Event of a Current Disaster or Emergency
Some of the following links will only be active during the event of an actual emergency.
Facility Open/Closed Status During Emergencies – For an on-line listing of the “open” and “closed” status of facilities in an impacted area, the services they provide, and a map to assist in locating the nearest facility, visit http://www.dialysisunits.com/. (Link will open in a new browser)
Transplant Assistance – For assistance related to a transplanted kidney, contact the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) (patient services) at 1-888-894-6361 or www.unos.org. (Link opens in a new browser)
Comprehensive Listing of Tools and Resources – For information on how to obtain service or assistance you need, call 1-888-33KIDNEY, or go to www.kidney.org/help. (Link opens in a new browser)
End Stage Renal Disease Toll Free Phone Numbers
|Davita – Patient Hotline||1-800-400-8331|
|DCI – Patient Transient Assistance||1-866-424-1990|
|FMCNA – Patient Hotline||1-800-626-1297|
|USRC – Patient Hotline||1-866-671-8772|
|Network 6 (Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina)||1-800-524-7139|
|Network 7 (Florida)||1-800-826-3773|
|Network 8 (Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee)||1-877-936-9260|
|Network 13 (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma)||1-800-472-8664|
|Network 14 (Texas)||1-877-866-4435|
Emergency Management Agencies
The following links will open in a new browser and take you directly to the emergency management agency websites.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Alabama Emergency Management Agency
- Mississippi Emergency Management Agency
- Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
Emergency Preparedness Documents
The following documents can help you prepare for emergencies. Each link will open in a new browser.
Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis – Each new dialysis patient receives a copy of this helpful booklet, which contains information on gathering and carrying important medical information, making alternative arrangements for treatment, and what diet to follow if dialysis must be delayed during an emergency. Published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Planning for Natural Disasters and Other Types of Emergencies – (2.3 MB PDF opens in new window) This National Kidney Foundation publication is a guide for both dialysis facilities and patients preparing for emergencies.
Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Resources
- Emergency Disconnect Procedure for In-Center Hemodialysis Patients
- Emergency Preparedness Checklist and Tips
- 3-Day Emergency Kidney Diet
- Patient Identification Cards
- Save a Life Fact Sheet
- KCER Watch Newsletters
CDC Resources: Dialysis Care After a Disaster
- Getting dialysis treatments in a disaster or emergency
- Infection Control for Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Patients After a Disaster
- Disaster Information for People With Chronic Conditions and Disabilities
The following websites can help you in the event of an emergency. Each link will open in a new browser.
- American Society of Transplantation
- Be Prepared – from the National Hurricane Center
- Disaster Supply Kit – from the National Hurricane Center
- Family Disaster Plan – from the National Hurricane Center
- Home Dialysis Central
- Kidney Community Emergency Response
- Kidney and Urology Foundation of America
- NKF’s Kidney Community and Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Disaster Distress Helpline