To provide leadership and assistance to renal dialysis and transplant facilities in a manner
that supports continuous improvement in patient care, outcomes, safety and satisfaction.
Patients - Preparing for Emergencies
American Kidney Fund Providing Disaster Relief to California Dialysis Patients
Call American Kidney Fund’s Patient Services Department at 800-638-8299. Patients may receive help for transportation to treatment, replacement of lost medications, food and shelter assistance and replacement of household necessities.
Emergencies - A Guide for People on Dialysis (pdf) / in
(Pub. #CMS-10150 / Pub. #CMS-10150-S)
For hard copies (Spanish or English) fax your request to (410) 786-1905, attention CMS Publications. Be sure to include your name, address, publication name and number of booklets needed in Spanish and/or English.
AAKP My Health ™ is a location on www.aakp.org for patients to keep and retrieve information at any location and is invaluable in a disaster.
Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis (CMS) is available for download in English and Spanish at www.medicare.gov/dialysis.
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks are under contract with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide assistance locating a dialysis facility, transplant assistance, or needed supplies and services .The ESRD Networks are also responsible for assisting federal, state, and local emergency personnel and coordinating national response efforts when needed. While any ESRD Network can assist you, the ESRD Network that provides services in your state is most familiar with the services available and facility locations. For a listing of all 18 ESRD Networks, the states where they provide services, and their toll free number, visit www.esrdnetworks.org.
If you are trying to locate a facility to obtain dialysis services and the regular treating facility does not have back-up arrangements in place, in addition to the ESRD Networks, you can call any of the following provider organizations for help. If you previously received care in a facility that is part of a particular organization, it is best to call that organization’s number, as they can more easily get information from your electronic medical record. However, any of these organizations will help you, even if your facility was not part of one of the corporations listed.
DaVita 1.800.400.8331 FMCNA 1.800.626.1297 San Diego Patients Call: 858-627-3500 DCI 1.800.969.4438
Status of Impacted Facilities
For an on-line listing of the “open” and “closed” status of facilities in an impacted area, the services they provide, and a map to assist in locating the nearest facility, visit www.dialysisunits.com.
Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition
In the event of a disaster, call 1-888-33KIDNEY (1-888-335-4363) or log on to www.kidney.org for information on how to obtain the service or assistance you need.
For assistance related to a transplant kidney, contact the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) (patient services) at 1.888.600.2662.
Individuals or social workers (on behalf of an individual) can find information on available supplies, equipment, food, funding, etc. at www.kidneyfund.org or 1.800.638.8299.
Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES)
Map (Find your region)
OES Inland Region South
2550 Mariposa Mall, Room 181
Fresno, CA 93721
(209) 445-5672, Fax: (209) 445-5987
OES Southern Region
4671 Liberty Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 795-2900, Fax: (562) 795-2877
Emergency Preparedness Checklist
Los Angeles Office of Emergency Management
Four Keys To Being Prepared For A Disaster
Created by the Facility Operations Committee National Disaster Planning Coalition
Ready (PDF of slide format)
Emergency Preparedness instructions
Earthquake Country Alliance - Earthquake Readiness Campaign