Pinellas County News
Options available for oxygen-device dependent residents and dialysis patients
As Pinellas County continues to experience widespread power outages in the wake of Hurricane Irma, residents who are oxygen dependent and without power, or are having trouble with equipment or supplies, can consider the following options:
• Contact your home health provider and/or oxygen supplier to learn about any options or resources that may be available.
• Contact family and friends who have power or could assist.
• Check on the availability of power with the community centers, associations or churches to which you belong.
• Seek temporary lodgings until power at your home is restored. For a list of hotels and motels in Pinellas County, go to www.pinellascounty.org. (Click “View Post-Storm Info” and look for “Business Openings.” You can also visit the following link to see an up-to-date list of hotels.)
For dialysis patients, several dialysis centers are now operating during normal business hours:
• FMC – Palm Harbor, 29296 U.S. Hwy 19 N., Ste. 1, Clearwater (727) 785-9036
• FMC – North St. Petersburg, 635 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727) 821-4654
• John Hopkins All Children’s Dialysis, 501 6th Ave. S., St. Petersburg (727) 767-4166
• St. Petersburg Kidney Care South, 4050 34th St. S., St. Petersburg (727) 867-1279
• St. Petersburg Kidney Care, 800 Third Ave. S., St. Petersburg (727) 821-3201
• DaVita – Gulf Breeze Dialysis Center, 1519 Main St., Dunedin (727) 738-4425
• FMC Clearwater Countryside Dialysis, 26338 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater (727) 723-8123
The following dialysis centers plan to reopen tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 13) during normal operating hours:
• DaVita – Bay Breeze Dialysis Clinic, 11550 Ulmerton Road, Largo (727) 584-4047
• Fresenius Seminole Dialysis Center, 6450 Seminole Blvd., Seminole (727) 393-5551
Pinellas County citizens are encouraged to get updates on Irma recovery efforts by visiting www.pinellascounty.org and following county social media accounts; search hashtag #PinellasIrma.