Emergency Preparedness

COVID-19 Coronavirus
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 Resources 

For Patient Resources, click here.

 

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

CMS Press Release: President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries during COVID-19 Outbreak

CMS ESRD Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Toolkit

CMS COVID-19 Focused Infection Control Survey – Dialysis Provider Self-Assessment

REVISED:  CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in Dialysis Facilities

CMS COVID-19 Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief FAQs


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC:  CDC Guidance for COVID-19 in hemodialysis facilities

CDC:  CDC Guidance for Healthcare Settings


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).


State Guidance: Mandatory COVID-19 Reporting Suspected or Confirmed Cases
Click here for PDF


Other Resources:

Comagine Health: Helping Dialysis Staff Cope with COVID-19

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

FEMA: Community Emergency Response Team Training: Disaster Psychology

ASN and DPC webinar on COVID-19

COVID-19 Infection Control Self-Assessment

 

Home Dialysis Central: How to Support Home Dialysis Patients During a Pandemic

Patient Hotlines:

  • DaVita: 800.400.8331
  • Fresenius: 800.626.1297
  • Additional patient hotlines: click here.

 

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Supply/Resource Requests

All requests for supplies must be made through the Medical Health Operation Area Coordinator (MHOAC) in your county. Please see click here for contact information Please note that following counties have set up a special process, specific to PPE requests for COVD-19:

Ventura County COVID-19 related PPE should be sent to EMSlogistics@ventura.org

Santa Barbara COVID-19 related PPE should be sent to operations.medicalbranch@sbcphd.org

Current Closures:

Facilities closed due to Wildfire Evacuation in California

No Current Closures

Updates on facility “Open/Closed” Status are also posted at dialysisunits.com

 

Facility Closures

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.

KCER (Kidney Community Emergency Response) Coalition En-Espanol


Patients           Providers


Disaster Planning Resources