Emergency Resources

Weather and Natural Disasters:  Help for Kidney Patients

If you are a patient affected by a hurricane or natural disaster please call the KCER Hotline: 866.901.3773 if you need assistance or are having difficulty contacting your dialysis clinic. Visit the KCER website for updates, support, and resources.  If you need help finding resources please contact NKF Cares: 1.855.653.2273.

Patient Resources:


The National Kidney Foundation is a proud member of the Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition.

The KCER Coalition strives to provide disaster preparedness resources to save lives, improve outcomes, empower patients and families, educate healthcare workers, build partnerships with stakeholders, promote readiness in the community, and support the ESRD Network Program.

For more information and Emergency and Disaster Planning resources visit the KCER website at: www.kcercoalition.com

The toll-free KCER Emergency Hotline for patients and providers is:


Find a Dialysis Facility or Transplant Center

To find out if your dialysis center is opened or closed:

Large Dialysis Organizations' toll-free emergency numbers
DaVita: 800.400.8331
Fresenius: 800.626.1297
DCI: 866.424.1990
DCI Donor Hotline/Transient Patients: 800.969.4438
DSI: 877.374.3375
ARA: 888.880.6867
RAI: 800.403.2530
US Renal Care: 866.671.8772
Satellite Healthcare: (650) 830-7954

Get Ready For An Emergency

Cope With a Disaster