Winter Storms
Ice and Freezing Rain

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Be Prepared. Be Safe.
Are YOU Ready?

Satellite View of a Hurricane

Floods and Road Closures

In an Emergency, the Network works with your dialysis facility to track and report patient access to treat and publish the status of facility operations (open/closed/altered schedule). The Network works Federal, State and local government agencies as needed to assist with patient safety and ensure dialysis facility are prioritized to be open. Click here to see the operational status of facilities Emergency Updates

Listed below are links to resources and organizations to help facility staff, patients, care partners and family members prepare for emergencies.

Emergency Preparedness for Facilities

Healthcare Coalitions

Emergency Preparedness for Patients

Emergencies caused by severe weather or disasters can happen with or without warning. If you need dialysis, having power and water, transportation, or supplies may be very important. Some emergency situations may make it impossible for you to get to your dialysis facility or give yourself dialysis. It is Important to be prepared so you can feel better and stay healthier.

The resources below will help you be prepared in the event of an emergency.

Patient Hotlines and Information


Winter Storm: 

Network Emergency Coordinators:

Shannon Wright
Executive Director
(919) 463-4500
Toll-Free Patient Line: (800) 524-7139

Michelle Lewis
Quality Improvement Coordinator

Patient Dialysis Facility Organization Hotline

American Renal (ARA): 888-880-6867
DaVita: 800-400-8331
Dialysis Clinic Inc (DCI): 866-424-1990
Fresenius Kidney Care: 800-626-1297
U.S. Renal Care/DSI: 877-374-3375