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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 17 Helpline: 800.232.3773
EmailNW17info@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
  • Satellite: 800.367.8292
  • SAMHSA - Disaster Distress Helpline: 800.985.5990
  • US Renal Care: 866.671.8772
  • Veteran Disaster Relief Hotline: 800.507.4571

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.

Department of Health COVID-19 Links:

San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) Guidance Documents:

American Samoa’s Government Documents (3/23/2020):

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:

Patient Resources

Mental Health Resources

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.



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

Call Materials: Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule Training Call (4/27/17)

Recording, slides, and transcript from the CMS National Provider Call that took place on April 27, 2017 covering the Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule.



CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

KCER has helpful tools and resources to help you understand the new CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and to help you implement by the November 2017 deadline.



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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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