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Emergency preparedness is key for end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and providers. The Conditions for Coverage require that all facilities provide patient education, staff training, emergency planning, and facility drills. This section includes resources developed specifically for ESRD patients and providers to help them prepare, respond, and recover from disasters. In the event of an emergency or disaster, this page will include up-to-date information, including important messages, weather alerts, and facility open/closed status.

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
  • Satellite: 800.367.8292
  • SAMHSA - Disaster Distress Helpline: 800.985.5990
  • US Renal Care: 866.671.8772
  • Veteran Disaster Relief Hotline: 800.507.4571

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.



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.



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.



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.



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