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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Vaccination Information


Texas Department Health Human Services (DHHS) COVID-19 Vaccination:





COVID-19 Vaccination Webinar

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy (Recording and Slides) recording passcode: n1c=*y70

Virtual National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine 


Texas COVID-19 Mental Health Hotline 1-833-986-1919 additional information available here


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) and Requests


In efforts to assess and assist with patient and provider needs regarding COVID-19, the ESRD Network of Texas is requesting facility feedback regarding the current COVID-19 situation. Please have your facility’s Social Worker complete and submit the short, five-question Psychosocial Needs Survey by 7/30/20. The survey can be accessed using the link below:


Independent dialysis facilities or LDO's can report all COVID-19 and PUI cases (new and update status) to the Network's ESSR (IF YOUR CLINIC DOES NOT HAVE NHSN ACCESS)

  • Please complete the below ESSR when patients and/or staff have been identified as COVID-19 (positive/negative) and PUI (positive/negative) 
  • Emergency Situational Status Report (ESSR Please complete if you do not have NSHN access. If your clinic has entered all COVID data in NHSN you do not need to complete the ESSR.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Coronavirus (COVID-19) How to Stay Protected and What to Do If You Are Sick? 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ESRD Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit


Network 14 Texas ESRD Emergency Coalition (TEEC) toll-free hotline is here to support you during COVID-19. Please call TEEC at 866-407-3773 (press 2 for Spanish) for assistance. If this is a medical emergency, please hang up and call 911. Our ESRD Network of Texas staff are here to assist with basic questions concerning the COVID-19 virus. For example:

  • Inability to eat during treatment
  • Change of dialysis treatment times for social distancing
  • What to do about public transportation?
  • What happens if patient decline to wear a mask?
  • What happens if I run out of PPE supplies?

Your call will be answered in the order of receipt. Please note the ESRD Network of Texas staff are not medically trained to provide medical advice. You can also find information and resources on the TEEC website at Texasteec.org or the ESRD Network of Texas news links below.


Texas COVID-19 Mental Health Hotline 1-833-986-1919 additional information available here


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) and Requests

Need To Know: KCER Watch FDA MedWatch News Alerts

Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Watch FDA MedWatch

Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

Telehealth Resources



Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council Request Form

Texas Department Health and Human Services (TDHHS)

Texas Kidney Foundation (TKF)


Caring for Patients with Chronic Condition(s) During a Pandemic 

  • This 4-minute video outlines key considerations for practices regarding caring for patients with one or more chronic conditions during pandemics including but not limited to influenza and COVID-19.

How to Handrub? How to Handwash?

  • The World Health Organization provides this graphic tool to add value to any hand hygiene improvement strategy.

Your Five Moments for Hand Hygiene

  • Download and share this handout from the World Health Organization that shows when it is important to wash your hands when caring for a patient or resident.





  • The HPH Sector Partnership COVID-19 Update
  • HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds
    • Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 : WHO guidance on getting workplaces ready for COVID-2019  Please be mindful of COVID-2019 infection prevention and control, try to limit numbers of people joining this learning session from one gathering place and practice social distancing.

Below are additional useful links with updated COVID-19 information


Patient Education- COVID-19

Texas COVID-19 Mental Health Hotline 1-833-986-1919 additional information available here




COVID-19 Prevention Tips for Traveling to and From Dialysis

Tips to Remember When Traveling to And From Dialysis 

Patient Safety Tips for Dialysis Transportation During the COVID-19 Outbreak  

American Kidney Fund (AKF)



What Kidney Patients Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine (English and Spanish)

KPAC Stay Strong A COVID-19 Vaccine is on It's Way

National Kidney Foundation (NKF):

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Education Center:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Texas Kidney Foundation (TKF)

Additional COVID-19 Patient Resources: