- Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease
- Kidney Disease Stages
- What Is a Nephrologist?
- What to Expect with CKD
- Managing Kidney Disease
- Understanding Acute Kidney Injury
- How Kidneys Work
- Take a FREE CLASS on Kidney Disease
Important Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Your Health
Protecting your health as you continue dialysis treatment
We are taking significant steps to reduce the chance of transmission of COVID-19 both in our dialysis centers and for any home visits. To learn how we’re working to keep you safe, please see our policies and procedures both for people on dialysis and for our care teams.
If you’re on in-center dialysis during COVID-19
Staying on track with your in-center dialysis treatments is a very important part of being your healthiest and feeling your best. Find out how you can protect your health while visiting the center, look after your wellbeing, and get tips for adjusting to spending more time at home. Plus, learn about telehealth options and which care team appointments you may be able to have by phone or video conference.
If you're on home dialysis during COVID-19
Continuing your home dialysis treatments during COVID-19 may require you to do a little extra planning, so you can make sure you have everything you need right at home. Learn how you can take steps to stay safe, protect your health, and make sure you're prepared with supplies and food. Plus, find out about your telehealth options. To limit possible exposure to COVID-19, you may be able to have some care team appointments over the phone or by video conference instead of in the center.
How COVID-19 affects people with kidney disease
People on dialysis for kidney disease and people living with health conditions that can contribute to kidney disease, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, need to know that they are at a higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19. While the direct impact of COVID-19 on kidney disease is not fully understood, research suggests there are some complications that people with kidney disease may experience.
TIPS FOR CARE PARTNER SAFETY DURING COVID-19
If you’re caring for someone with kidney disease, it’s important to take extra precautions to reduce the risk of infection for yourself and your loved ones.
Frequent questions about COVID-19 and kidney disease
COVID-19 is still a new disease and information is limited. It’s understandable to have questions like: How does COVID-19 spread? Should I get tested for COVID-19? What should I do if someone in my home gets sick with COVID-19? Fresenius Kidney Care is committed to providing you with the answers during this uncertain time and ensuring the safety of people living with chronic kidney disease.