Our Mission

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 (Press Release)
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.

Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event - Trauma and Disaster Mental Health Resources
CDC Website

Preparing for Emergencies - A Guide for People on Dialysis (pdf) / in Spanish
(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.

Dialysis Treatment During Disasters: Patient Opportunities and Responsibilities in Emergency Planning
KidneyTimes.com Article

Clamp and Cut or Clamp and Cap Procedures - PDF
(English Version) (Spanish Version)
ESRD Patient Emergency Preparedness
(Information extracted from KCER Coalition document)

Key Information To Have On Hand To Help Individuals With Kidney Failure
During An Emergency Of Disaster (pdf)
(information provided by the  Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition)

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.

Dialysis Services
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.

Transplant Assistance
For assistance related to a transplant kidney, contact the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) (patient services) at 1.888.600.2662.

Patient Assistance
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.


Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event - Trauma and Disaster Mental Health Resources
CDC Website

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

County Offices of Emergency Services


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

American Red Cross

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

Visit Dare to Prepare (earthquakecountryinfo.org) / in Spanish (terremotos.org)
Earthquake Country Alliance website

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Publication / in Spanish


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