Emergency Preparedness

Person stacking sandbags in preparation for flooding

Because dialysis facilities provide life-sustaining treatment to patients with kidney failure, it is imperative that they be prepared in the event of an emergency. Dialysis facilities (and patients) are usually not included in state and local disaster plans, and must provide for their own survival.

CMS Expectations for the ESRD Community

What We Can Do to Assist You

In the event of an emergency or disaster, you will want to determine both the "open" or "closed" status of dialysis facilities in the affected area and what services they are providing. You may also need a map showing the nearest open facility.  For this crucial information, go to http://dialysisunits.com.