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Disaster Preparedness

Provider Information Emergency Preparedness and Response

Please visit the Texas ESRD Emergency Coalition (TEEC) for additional resources. For questions, contact Betrice Williams at betrice.williams@allianthealth.org

TEEC Disaster Webinars

Patient Wristband Identification

The TEEC Patient Identification/Database tracking committee developed a set of patient identifiers to be worn on wristbands when a mandatory evacuation occurs to ensure that transient care providers can obtain basic patient information.

Please click here for more information on how to order purple wristbands and how to make your patient labels. The wrist bands are through TabBand Shield; if you are ordering online, and the lilac color is not listed put in the notes on the order that you would like the lilac wrist bands.


Patient Resources

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Healthcare Ready


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Other Resources 

Texas Department of State Health Services- Texas Ready

Clear Emergency Document Bags Clear Emergency Document Bags


Emergency Document Bag Announcement (click here to visit Texas Ready)

Clear Emergency Document Bags are available from the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) website. To order, contact David Rivera at email dshs.texasready@dshs.texas.gov.

In your email please include the following information: Facility name, facility clinic number, shipping address, contact person and phone number in your order request. NOTE: TDSHS provides clear emergency document bags for the general public in Texas. BAGS ARE ON A FIRST COME & FIRST SERVE DUE TO THERE IS A LIMITED AMOUNT AVAILABLE.  

Texas Ready 

Questions? Contact David Rivera at email dshs.texasready@dshs.texas.gov

ESRD Network of Texas Patient Emergency "Go Bag"

Dialysis Patient Emergency Bag **ONLY for facilities with an ESRD Network Contract / Agreement Dialysis Patient Emergency Bag **ONLY for facilities with an ESRD Network Contract / Agreement

ORDER YOUR PURPLE EMERGENCY BAGS! **ONLY for dialysis faciities that have an ESRD Network Contract / Agreement**

ESRD of Network of Texas would like to notify all Texas dialysis facilities of a new product available to in-center dialysis patients. ESRD and Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) have partnered together to design a purple “grab and go” bag for patients at no cost.  This “grab and go” bag can be used to place clothes, medications, the facility clear plastic emergency bag inside. To order your bags please contact David Rivera at email dshs.texasready@dshs.texas.gov and follow the below instructions.

Please only place one order per facility. Please order your bags and disburse to your patients. At this time we are asking facilities to only order one bag per person. Please do not call TDSHS and send an email regarding your order as it will cause a delay in processing all received requests, thank you.

To order via email please include the following information:

  1. Subject Line: ESRD of TX Purple Emergency Bags (this is not the clear bags)
  2. Facility clinic number (please include if applicable/ Medicare Provider Number)
  3. Facility name
  4. Facility address (please include suite number if applicable)
  5. Facility email address
  6. Exact number of bags (one bag per in-center patient) in your order request. Example: # of in-center patients = 50 your total order request is 50 bags.


Access EMResource in a "view only" mode, please use the username and password listed below to log into EMResource and view facility status, capacity or other pertinent information associated with a facility during an emergency/disaster situation.

EMResource Website 

  • Username: txdialview
  • Password: Teec2015!@

If you need further assistance with EMResource usage you may also review a tutorial guide by clicking here  EMResource tutorial video by clicking here. EMResource Juvare Tutorial Quick Guide

For new EMResource dialysis accounts please complete the new account form and return via email to betrice.williams@allianthealth.org. All other questions or concerns may be directed to the following individual:

Texas Winter Storm 2021

Severe Winter Weather Event

  • Texans Urged to Participate in Disaster Assistance Online Survey
  • February 14, 2021, Governor Abbott declared a federal emergency due to winter storm. This provides valuable disaster assistance to the state’s efforts to respond to the severe weather affecting the entire state. Federal funding is currently available to eligible applicants on a cost-sharing basis to provide assistance for mass care and sheltering under FEMA’s Public Assistance Category B (emergency protective measures). This limited declaration only funds those two operations under Category B and not the entire category. This emergency disaster declaration, EM-3554, includes all Texas counties.
    • All eligible applicants (state, tribal, local governments, private non-profits) should submit an official Request for Public Assistance (RPA) and attend an applicant briefing which will scheduled over the next few weeks. The RPA must be submitted no later than 30 days from the disaster declaration, March 16, 2021. You can find additional information on how to submit an RPA at this link.
    • If you have any questions regarding this message, please contact your TDEM District Coordinator or email the TDEM Recovery team at TDEMPARecovery@tdem.texas.gov

Additional Emergency Information

  • FEMA Assistance for Texas Residents. Click here for more information and apply for assistance
  • Texans Urged to Participate in Disaster Assistance Online Survey

FEMA Evacuation and Sheltering

ESRD Network 14 Patient Portal Emergency Planning