Kidney Emergency Response Coalition (KCER)

Kidney Emergency Response Coalition (KCER) – available 24/7 Phone: 1-866-901-3773

Guide for people on Dialysis

3-day emergency diet

Spanish version of 3-day diet

ESRD emergency planning checklist

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Transplant patient resources

Contact your transplant program directly for facility status. If there is long term disruption, contact UNOS: (888) 894-6361, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network - Information on disaster relief and assistance for patients

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FEMA Missing Persons Registry

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RxOpen - Prescription Drug Assistance

Prescription Drug Assistance

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Open facilities

The Nephron Information Center - Dialysis units in the U.S. (ALSO reports closures and is very helpful for ALL states. It also has a list of phone numbers and you can filter for facilities using ZIP code)

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Open hospitals

U.S. Hospital Finder (ALL states, has a list of services provided as well)

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ESRD Network 6 (NC, SC, GA)

Facility status updates here.

If dialysis staff or patients in your facility require assistance, please contact the Network office IMMEDIATELY at 919-463-4500.

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ESRD Network 5 (VA)

Main Phone: 804.320.0004 Toll-free patient line: 866.651.6272

Find facility status updates here.

Report facility closures here.

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Open shelters

To locate an open emergency shelter, text SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA)

Red Cross - Find an open shelter

Aetna Resources for Living (This appears to be a resource referral, regardless of if individuals are Aetna members or not): 1-833-327-AETNA (1-833-327-2386)

Evacuating with Pets: or call 877-411-3436, list of shelters

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Getting care & drugs

Getting care & drugs in disasters or emergencies

Getting medical care and prescription drugs in a disaster or emergency area

Getting dialysis treatments in a disaster or emergency

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Crowdsource rescue

To locate an open disaster recovery center, text DRC and a zip code to 43362 (4FEMA)

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Dialysis company patient hotlines

  • US Renal Care: 866.671.8772
  • Fresenius: 800.626.1297
  • DaVita: 800.400.8331
  • DCI: 866.424.1990
  • DCI Donor Hotline/Transient Patients: 800.969.4438
  • ARA: 888.880.6867
  • Satellite: 800.367.8292
  • SAMHSA - Disaster Distress Helpline: 800.985.5990

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North Carolina state resources


Alamance County:
The Lamb's Chapel
415 Roxoboro Rd.; Open
New River, NC 28450

Bertie County:
Bertie County Middle School
652 US 13N; Opens Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m.
Windsor, NC 27983

Colerain Elementary School
202 North Academy Street; Opens Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m.
Colerain, NC 27924
West Bertie Elementary School
3734 Governors Rd.; Opens Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m.
Kelford, NC 27847

Beaufort County:
Washington High School
400 Slatestone Rd, Open
Washington, NC 27889

Bladen County:
West Bladen High (Medical Needs and pet friendly)
1600 NC 410 Hwy.; Opens Wednesday Sept. 12 at 12 noon
Bladenboro, NC 28320

East Bladen High
5600 NC 87 Hwy.; Opens Wednesday Sept. 12 at 12 noon
Elizabethtown, NC 28337

Bladen Lakes School
9554 Johnsontown Road; Opens Wednesday Sept. 12 at 12 noon
Elizabethtown, NC 28337

East Arcadia School
21451 NC Hwy 87 East; Opens Wednesday Sept. 12 at 12 noon
Riegelwood, NC 28456

Brunswick County:
South Brunswick High School
280 Cougar Rd.; Opening date/time - To Be Determined
Southport, NC 28461

North Brunswick High School
114 Scorpion Dr NE; Opening date/time - To Be Determined
Leland, NC 28451

West Brunswick High School
550 Whiteville Rd NW; Opening date/time - To Be Determined
Shallotte, NC 28470

Chatham County:

Chatham Middle School
2025 S 2nd Avenue Ext.; Opens Sept. 12 at 8 p.m.
Siler City, NC 27344

Northwood High School
310 Northwood High School Rd.; Opens Sept. 12 at 8 p.m.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Craven County:
Havelock High School
101 Webb Blvd.; Opening date/time - To Be Determined
Havelock, NC 28352

Brinson Elementary School
319 Neuse Forest Ave.; Opening date/time - To Be Determined
New Bern, NC 28560

Benn Quinn Elementary School *Pet Friendly*
4275 Martin Luther King Blvd.; Opening date/time - To Be Determined
New Bern, NC 28562

Farm Life Elementary School
2000 Farm Life Ave.; Opening date/time - To Be Determined
Vanceboro, NC 28586

Cumberland County: Opening additional shelters Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m.
National Guard Armory
3555 Owen Dr..; Open
Fayetteville, NC 28306

Durham County:
Hillside High School
3727 Fayetteville Rd.; Opening Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.
Durham, NC 27707

Bahama Ruritan Club
8202 Stagville Rd; Opening Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.
Bahama, NC 27503

Franklin County:
National Guard Armory
200 S Bickett Blvd; Open
Louisburg, NC 27549

Halifax County:
National Guard Armory
1300 Junior High School Rd.; Open
Scotland Neck, NC 27847

Johnston County:
North Johnston Middle School; Opens Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 8 pm
435 Oil Company Rd.
Micro, NC 27555

Benson Middle School; Opens Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 8 pm
1600 North Wall St.
Benson, NC 27504

West Johnston High School (Pet-Friendly); Opens Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 8 pm
3935 Raleigh Rd.
Benson, NC 27504

Lee County:
National Guard Armory
2214 Nash St.; Open
Sanford, NC 27331
(Designated for coastal evacuees)

Lenoir County: Opening three shelters on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 a.m. (Locations to be provided)

Martin County: Opening shelters on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m.

Mecklenburg County: Opening five shelters Wednesday, Sept. 12. Two will open at 8 a.m., followed by two more at 12 noon, and the last one at 4 p.m.

Moore County:
Agricultural Building; Opens Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m.
707 Pinehurst Ave.
Carthage, NC 28327

Nash County:
Englewood Baptist Church; Open
1350 S Winstead Ave.
Rocky Mount, NC 27803
Nash Central High School Pet friendly

4279 Nash Central High Rd.; Opening Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Southern Nash High School
6446 Southern Nash High Rd.
Bailey, NC 27807

New Hanover County:
Trask Middle School; Open
2900 N College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28405

Onslow County: Opening two shelters on Wednesday, Sept. 12

Pamlico County:
Pamlico Community College
5049 NC 306 Highway South; Opening Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m.
Grantsboro, NC 28529

Pasquotank County:
Kermit E White Center
1704 Weeksville Rd.; Opening Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Pender County:
Topsail Elementary School
17385 US-17; Open
Hampstead, NC 28443

Cape Fear Middle School
1886 NC-133; Open
Rocky Point, NC 28457
Malpass Corners Elementary School
4992 Malpass Corner Rd.; Open
Burgaw, NC 28425

Burgaw Middle School pet friendly
500 S Wright St. Open
Burgaw, NC 28425

Pitt County: Opening five shelters on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. Additionally anticipate opening a Special Needs shelter for Pitt residents at the same time.

Sampson County:
Clinton High School; Opens Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 1 pm
340 Indian Town Rd.
Clinton, NC 28328

Union Elementary School; Opens Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 1 pm
10400 Taylors Bridge Highway
Clinton, NC 28328

Hobbton Middle School; Opens Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 1 pm
12081 Hobbton Highway
Newton Grove, NC 28366

Midway High School; Opens Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 1 pm
15274 Spivey’s Corner Highway
Dunn, NC 28366

Lakewood High School; Opens Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 1 pm
245 Lakewood School Rd.
Salemburg, NC 28385

Scotland County:
County High School
Opening Thursday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m.

National Guard Armory
1520 South Main St.; Open
Laurinburg, NC 28352

Wake County:
Knightdale High School; Open
100 Bryan Chalk Ln.
Knightdale, NC 27545

Wilson County:
Fike High School
500 Harrison Dr N; Opening Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.
Wilson, NC 27893

Wake County Resources:
Wake County Emergency Management: 919-856-6480
Wake County Sheriff’s Office: 919-856-6900
Carolinas Poison Center: 800-222-1222
NCDOT Traveler Information Management Systems: 877-368-4968
American Red Cross: 919-231-1602
Wake County Human Services Public Health Division: 919-250-4516
Wake County Environmental Services: 919-856-7400
Wake County Public School System: 919-850-1600

City of Raleigh: 919-996-3000
Town of Apex: 919-249-3400
Town of Cary: 919-469-4000
Town of Fuquay-Varina: 919-552-1400
Town of Garner: 919-772-4688
Town of Holly Springs: 919-552-6221
Town of Knightdale: 919-217-2220
Town of Morrisville: 919-463-6200
Town of Rolesville: 919-556-3506
Town of Wake Forest: 919-435-9400
Town of Wendell: 919-365-4444
Town of Zebulon: 919-269-7455

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South Carolina state resources


Flowertown Elementary School
20 King Charles Circle, Summerville, SC 29485

Clarendon One Resource Center (Old Scott's Branch School)
4th Street, Summerton, SC 29148

Andrews Elementary School
13072 County Line Road, Andrews, SC 29510

Manning High School School
2155 Paxville Highway, Manning, SC 29102

Kingstree Senior High
615 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Kingstree, SC

Cane Bay High School
1624 State Road, Summerville, SC
Pet Friendly

Westview Middle School
100 Westview Boulevard, Goose Creek, SC 29445

Berkeley Middle School
320 North Live Oak Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Goose Creek High School
1137 Red Bank Road, Goose Creek, SC 29445

St. Stephen Elementary
1053 Russellville Road, Saint Stephen, SC 29479

East Clarendon Middle-High School
1171 Pope Street, Turbeville, SC 29162

Dillon Middle School
1803 Joan Drive, Dillon, SC 29536

Dubose Middle School
1005 Dubose School Road, Summerville, SC 29483
Pet Friendly

South Florence High School
3200 South Irby Street, Florence, SC 29505

Aynor Middle School
400 Frye Road, Galivants Ferry, SC 29544

Conway High School
2301 Church Street, Conway, SC 29526

Loris High School
301 Loris Lions Road, Loris, SC 29569

North Myrtle Beach High School
3750 Sea Mountain Highway, Little River, SC 29566

Ocean Bay Elementary School
950 International Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Ocean Bay Middle School
905 International Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Palmetto Bay Elementary School
8900 South Carolina 544, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Whittemore Park Middle School
1808 Rhue Street, Conway, SC 29527

Marion High School
1205 South Main Street, Marion, SC 29571

Branchville High School
1349 Dorange Road, Branchville, SC 29432

Lake Marion High School
3656 Tee Vee Road, Santee, SC 29142

Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School
601 Bruin Drive, Orangeburg, SC 29118

Ridge View High School
4801 HardScrabble Road, Columbia, SC 29229

Mayewood Middle School
4300 East Brewington Road, Sumter, SC 29153

Pleasant Hill Elementary
127 Schoolhouse Road. Hemingway, SC , , SC 29554

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Georgia state resources


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Virginia state resources

Power companies

Dominion Power Company
(866) 366-4357

Central Virginia Electric Co-op
(800) 367-2832

Appalachian Power
(800) 956-4237

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Albemarle County Service Authority (water)

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