Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief for Dialysis Patients
The American Kidney Fund has activated its Disaster Relief Program to help dialysis patients who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. When disaster strikes a community, the Disaster Relief Program provides emergency assistance block grants to local dialysis centers which then distribute the funds to help their patients pay for essentials such as food, shelter, medications and the cost of fuel or transportation to reach dialysis treatment.
Dialysis center social workers may request a block grant to assist their patients by calling the American Kidney Fund Patient Services Department at 1-800-638-8299. The American Kidney Fund does not accept Disaster Relief grant applications directly from patients.
Generous contributions from lead supporters including Amgen, American Renal Associates and Affymax-Takeda have enabled the American Kidney Fund to activate its Disaster Relief Program. The American Kidney Fund continues to accept financial contributions to assist in the effort.
Hurricane Sandy Information for Dialysis Patients
Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Below is a list of phone numbers and websites that may be helpful for dialysis patients.
If you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.
Toll-free Patient Hotlines:
American Renal Associates (888) 880-6867
DaVita (800) 400-8331
DCI (866) 424-1990
DSI (877) 374-3375
Fresenius (800) 626-1297
U.S. Renal Care (866) 671-8772
Network 1 – Serving CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Patient toll-free (866) 286-3773
Network 2 – Serving NY
Patient toll-free (800) 238-3773
Network 3 – Serving NJ
*Note that the Network 3 offices are currently experiencing power outages. They are continuing to take phone calls and will update the website as soon as possible*
Patient toll-free (888) 877-8400
Network 4 – Serving PA and DE
Patient toll-free (800) 548-9205
Network 5 – Serving D.C., MD, VA, WV
Patient toll-free (866) 651-6272
Network 6 – Serving NC, SC, GA
Patient toll-free (800) 524-7139
Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition (866) 901-3773
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (800) 621-3362
American Red Cross (800) 733-2767
If you need any additional information, please contact the American Kidney Fund’s toll-free HelpLine at (866) 300-2900.