During the current COVID-19 emergency, Comagine Health ESRD Network 18 is fully staffed, and business operations are not interrupted. If you are a patient, care partner or facility with a concern about COVID-19 please dial our ESRD Network COVID-19 Helpline.
ESRD Network 18 COVID-19 Helpline- 1 (800) 368-5804
COVID-19 PUI Facility Tracker: https://esrdnetwork18.org/machform/view.php?id=71828
How-To Video: Click Here
(DOES NOT APPLY to LDOs (Large Dialysis Organizations).
Only Independently owned facilities should submit this Form)
Facilities closed due to Wildfire Evacuation in California
Updates on facility “Open/Closed” Status are also posted at dialysisunits.com
Facility Closures: If your facility experiences any alteration to normal facility operations, schedule, or ability for patients to access dialysis care, complete this emergency status report. Access this brief online form from any device Facility Temporary Closure / Interruption in Service Form and return it to the Network.
Click Here for information about facility closures in your area.
State Water Resources Control Board
The California Environmental Protection Agency has some useful templates available on their website for any concerns there may be with water (including: unsafe water, boil water notices and water outage notices).
KCER (Kidney Community Emergency Response) Coalition – www.kcercoalition.com
The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program provides technical assistance to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks to ensure timely and efficient disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for the kidney community. Also included on the site are resources for emergency management preparedness and response for individuals, patients, staff and organizations.
Disaster Planning Resources
- Patient Emergency Identification Card (PDF)
- Clamp & Disconnect: “How to Get Off of a Dialysis Machine in an Emergency Evacuation” (PDF)
- Summer Safety (English and Spanish PDF)
CMS requires facilities to contact their local disaster management agency at least annually and as needed for support with restoration of services or to obtain medical resources such as PPE in the event of an disaster or emergency. Please refer to your county guidance for contact information.
Imperial County – Inyo County – Kern County – Kings County – Los Angeles County – Orange County – Riverside – San Bernardino County – San Diego County – San Luis Obispo County – Santa Barbara – Tulare County – Ventura County