During the current COVID-19 emergency, Comagine Health ESRD Network 18 is fully staffed, and business operations are not interrupted. If you are a patient, care partner or facility with a concern about COVID-19 please dial our ESRD Network COVID-19 Helpline.
24/7 ESRD Network 18 COVID-19 Helpline- 1 (800) 368-5804
COVID-19 PUI Facility Tracker: http://esrdnetwork18.org/machform/view.php?id=71828
How-To Video: Click Here
(DOES NOT APPLY to LDOs (Large Dialysis Organizations).
Only Independently owned facilities should submit this Form)
For Patient Resources, click here.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC Evaluating and Reporting Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) Revised 05/03/2020
CDC Special Considerations for Patients on Home Dialysis Revised 05/13/2020
National Coordinating Center (NCC)
CMS COVID-related survey/certification questions and waiver requests:
CMS QSOG Emergency Prep: QSOG_EmergencyPrep@cms.hhs.gov
Specific 1135 waiver requests for ESRD NW16 (Western Consortium*): ROSFOSO@cms.hhs.gov
Western Consortium: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, ND, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY and the Pacific Territories.
Setting up Non Medicare-certified Isolation Clinic: Review the COVID-19 Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
CMS requires facilities to contact their local disaster management agency at least annually and as needed for support with restoration of services or to obtain medical resources such as PPE in the event of an disaster or emergency. Please refer to your county guidance for contact information.
Imperial County – Inyo County – Kern County – Kings County – Los Angeles County – Orange County – Riverside – San Bernardino County – San Diego County – San Luis Obispo County – Santa Barbara – Tulare County – Ventura County
State Guidance: Mandatory COVID-19 Reporting Suspected or Confirmed Cases
NIDCD: Mask Info-graphic
NTDS: NTDS Coronavirus (Comprehensive list of resources, including all relevant CDC links)
SAMHSA: SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 800.985.5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
Noridian Healthcare Solutions: Information on Billing Telehealth
Home Dialysis Central: How to Support Home Dialysis Patients During a Pandemic
- DaVita: 800.400.8331
- Fresenius: 800.626.1297
- Additional patient hotlines: click here.
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Facilities closed due to Wildfire Evacuation in California
No Current Closures
Updates on facility “Open/Closed” Status are also posted at dialysisunits.com
To notify us of your facility closure, complete the Facility Temporary Closure / Interruption in Service Form and return it to the Network.
Click Here for information about facility closures in your area.
State Water Resources Control Board
The California Environmental Protection Agency has some useful templates available on their website for any concerns there may be with water (including: unsafe water, boil water notices and water outage notices).
KCER (Kidney Community Emergency Response) Coalition – www.kcercoalition.com
The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program provides technical assistance to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks to ensure timely and efficient disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for the kidney community. Also included on the site are resources for emergency management preparedness and response for individuals, patients, staff and organizations.
Disaster Planning Resources
- Patient Emergency Identification Card (PDF)
- Clamp & Disconnect: “How to Get Off of a Dialysis Machine in an Emergency Evacuation” (PDF)
- Summer Safety (PDF)/Seguridad Durante el Verano (PDF – SPANISH)