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Emergency Preparedness

When Mother Nature decides to throw a life curve ball, being be prepared is essential for those unexpected disasters that can disrupt care. We’ve compiled Disaster and Emergency Preparedness resources and tools that can help patients, caregivers and providers plan for those unexpected events.

Dialysis Facility Status Report

To report a weather related emergency, disruption in treatment schedules, water issue, etc., click on the button below.

Patient Resources

Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER)

Patient Hotlines

  • DaVita: 800.400.8331
  • Fresenius: 800.626.1297
  • DCI: 866.424.1990
  • DCI Donor Hotline/Transient Patients: 800.969.4438
  • ARA: 888.880.6867
  • SAMHSA – Disaster Distress Helpline: 800.985.5990
  • US Renal Care: 866.671.8772
  • Veteran Disaster Relief Hotline Number: 800-507-4571

KCER has many valuable resources for patients and dialysis facilities. Visit the KCER website for more information.

KCER Ready is a self assessment that can help dialysis facilities and ESRD organizations evaluate their level of preparedness.

Dialysis Facility Resources

State & Federal Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Ready America

Ready America is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. Visit the Ready America website for national, local and children’s resources.

A Spanish language version of this site is available. Other languages are also available on this page.