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COVID-19

The following resources are great places to find more information about how the Coronavirus outbreak is affecting your area, and the measures that are being taken to contain it. As we all work together to be safe during this pandemic, please contact the Network if you are a dialysis facility in need of technical assistance or you are a dialysis patient or a family member of a patient and need assistance.

Network 15 Helpline: 800.783.8818
EmailNW15info@hsag.com  

Here are some important numbers to use in the event of an emergency:

  • DaVita: 800.400.8331
  • Fresenius: 800.626.1297
  • ARA: 888.880.6867
  • Intermountain Healthcare Emergency Hotline: 801.507.9077
  • Satellite: 800.367.8292
  • SAMHSA - Disaster Distress Helpline: 800.985.5990
  • US Renal Care: 866.671.8772
  • Veteran Disaster Relief Hotline: 800.507.4571

Department of Health COVID-19 Links: Different states within the Network’s coverage area are instituting different responses to COVID-19 depending on their local perceived need. Information for each state can be found at the links below.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dialysis-related guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guidance: https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/Emergency/EPRO/Current-Emergencies/Current-Emergencies-page

ESRD Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/esrd-provider-telehealth-telemedicine-toolkit.pdf

For other COVID-19-related patient and provider resources, you can visit the following websites:

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Patient Resources

Mental Health Resources

Preparing for Secondary Disasters to COVID-19

Every dialysis facility should be planning and preparing for secondary disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes.

Resources:

Emergency Preparedness - Patient Resources

Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition (KCER) Website

The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition website provides education, tools, and resources related to emergency planning, including mental health resources and information about, and for, community partners.



Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition (KCER) Website - Spanish

This area of the Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition website provides Spanish language education, tools, and resources related to emergency planning, including mental health resources and information about, and for, community partners.



Find a Dialysis Unit

Dialysis Facility Compare - Spanish

Find and compare Medicare-certified dialysis facilities and get information about chronic kidney disease, dialysis and transplants. Spanish.



Dialysis Facility Compare

Find and compare Medicare-certified dialysis facilities and get information about chronic kidney disease, dialysis and transplants.



General Resources

Ready.gov

Ready.gov is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.



Listo.gov

Listo.gov, the Spanish language version of Ready.gov, is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.



Provider Resources

Don’t Make It an Emergency When You Have an Emergency

This webinar contains information on the Emergency Preparedness E-tags, with definitions and specific examples from the Arizona Department of Health Surveyor, Mike Wilkinson.

(50 minutes)



State Survey Emergency Preparedness ESRD Dialysis Facility Survey Preparation Worksheet

This survey preparation worksheet is provided to assist dialysis facilities ensure that they will be able to meet all emergency preparedness requirements. At the time of a survey, a facility will be scored as having “Met” or “Not Met” the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) emergency preparedness standards as set forth in the Conditions for Coverage by E-tag.



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