Chronic Kidney Disease

What If I Get Sick?

Dialysis patients should continue to attend scheduled dialysis sessions, but notify the facility in advance if you are sick. The CDC has outlined additional safety recommendations for dialysis centers to combat the spread of COVID-19. 

Because you are at a higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19, it is important you isolate yourself and contact your health care provider immediately if you have symptoms such as:

  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Hard time breathing

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency. Tell the 911 operator that you have, or need to be tested for COVID-19. If possible, put on a face mask before emergency medical services arrive.