The IPRO ESRD Network of the Ohio River Valley is here for you during this unprecedented event. We will continue to provide resources that we believe will be beneficial to you.

The video below includes Tips on What You Can Do as a Dialysis Patient to keep yourself safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch Now Coronavirus and Kidney Patients 

Dialysis Patient Resources


New! - 5 Urgent Reminders About Coronavirus for Individuals on Dialysis(pdf)
New! - Patient Transportation during the Coronavirus Outbreak (pdf)
New! - New Network Patient Resources (pdf)


The Dialysis Patient Citizen (DPC) Education Center hosted a webinar to educate kidney patients about COVID-19. You will learn about the CDC's Guidance for Dialysis Facilities and how facilities are working to prevent the spread of infection.
 View the Webinar Presentation Recording
 View the Webinar Presentation Slides

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) also released information for dialysis patients and what your dialysis facility should be doing to protect you during the outbreak so you can continue your treatments.
 Read the article on Staying Safe During Dialysis and the COVID-19 Outbreak

Patient Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19):

The links below provide comprehensive resources for COVID-19. Patients should use the information to help educate themselves, and other patients, on the virus, what can be done to help stop the spread, and precautions they can take as a patient with ESRD. Included are selected guidance and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, as well as other national ESRD professional groups which includes posters and printable documents containing helpful information about what to do about the virus that can be shared with patient and family networks.
 Clean Hands Save Lives
 Facts on COVID-19
 Coronavirus FAQ's
 Coronavirus Fighting Products for Your Home
 COVID-19 and Pregnancy
 COVID-19 Household Plan of Action
 C.A.R.E for Travelers
 COVID-19 Symptoms
 How to Care for Someone with COVID-19 at Home
 What to do if you are sick with COVID-19
 Stop the Spread of Germs Poster
 Wash your Hands Poster
 Managing Stress and Anxiety because of COVID-19
 How to Prepare and Take Action for COVID-19

The Support Page for End Stage Renal Disease on Facebook

This facebook support page is exclusively for dialysis patients, their caregivers and family members. Get up to date information about COVID-19, as well as critical resources for you, your family and your facility. You will also be able to access learning opportunities, webinars and other engagement activities regarding the virus and improving care for dialysis patients. This page is monitored Monday-Friday from 8-4:30pm by IPRO's Patient Services Department and who is here to support you during this crisis. 

Join Here

Mental Health Resources

The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for many people. You may find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of information coming out from multiple sources. Coping with stress in positive ways will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.


Take Care of Your Behavioral Health - this resource includes tips from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak.
 Coping with Stress During Infection Disease Outbreaks - more tips from SAMHSA for knowing the signs of stress, how to relieve stress, and when to get help.
 Protecting Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak - this resource includes information from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) on taking care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty.

IPRO ESRD Network of the Ohio River Valley
Network 9

Main Line: 216-593-0001
Patient Toll-Free: 844-819-3010

Help for Patients in Crisis:

 Suicide Prevention Lifeline

 Ohio Suicide Prevention



SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline: