Fresenius Kidney Care Provides Life-Sustaining Treatments for Dialysis Patients Affected by Hurricane Florence

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Fresenius Kidney Care’s 24-hour toll-free Patient Emergency Hotline: 1-800-626-1297

Fresenius Kidney Care, the dialysis division of Fresenius Medical Care North America and the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, continues to provide care for dialysis patients in areas affected by Hurricane Florence. These patients, who require life-sustaining dialysis treatment every two to three days to stay healthy, are among the most vulnerable during a disaster. Patients have already been contacted by Fresenius Kidney Care with information on when and where to seek treatment before, during and after the storm.

For individuals in need of dialysis:

Individuals needing help with arranging dialysis treatment should call Fresenius Kidney Care’s 24 hour toll-free Patient Emergency Hotline at 1-800-626-1297. This service is available for all patients, regardless of dialysis provider.

Continued focus on our patients’ and employees’ well-being: 

  • Before a storm, Fresenius Kidney Care provides every patient with an emergency kit to ensure they’re prepared and able to obtain dialysis regardless of the circumstances.
  • Our teams have been contacting each individual patient to make a plan to ensure they receive their treatments.
  • We are scheduling patients for early treatments and or planning to come in extra days to ensure they receive dialysis.
  • The impact spans an estimated 30,000 patients, 9,500 Fresenius Kidney Care employees and 454 Fresenius Kidney Care clinics across North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
  • Deliveries of gas, diesel, generators, trucks, water and supplies are en route to clinics and staff.

For more information, please visit our disaster relief website here.


About Fresenius Kidney Care
Fresenius Kidney Care, a division of Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), provides dialysis treatment and services to more than 190,000 people with kidney disease at 2,400 facilities nationwide. Fresenius Kidney Care supports people by helping to address both the physical and emotional aspects of kidney disease through personalized care, education and lifestyle support services so they can lead meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Fresenius Kidney Care patients have access to FMCNA’s integrated network of kidney care services ranging from cardiology and vascular care to pharmacy and lab services as well as urgent care centers and the country’s largest practice of hospitalist and post-acute providers.

As a leader in renal care technology, innovation and clinical research, FMCNA’s more than 67,000 employees are dedicated to the mission of delivering superior care that improves the quality of life for people with kidney disease. For more information about Fresenius Kidney Care, visit www.freseniuskidneycare.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/FreseniusKidneyCare and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/FreseniusKC.

About Fresenius Medical Care North America
Fresenius Medical Care North America is the premier healthcare company focused on providing the highest quality care to people with renal and other chronic conditions. Through its industry-leading network of dialysis facilities, outpatient cardiac and vascular labs, and urgent care centers, Fresenius Medical Care North America provides coordinated health care services at pivotal care points for hundreds of thousands of chronically ill customers throughout the continent. As the world’s largest fully integrated renal company, it offers specialty pharmacy and laboratory services, and manufactures and distributes the most comprehensive line of dialysis equipment, disposable products and renal pharmaceuticals. For more information, visit the FMCNA website at https://fmcna.com.