Renal Services
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Working together for better kidney health

The IH Renal Program is responsible for program development and delivery of renal care to patients through the full spectrum of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Care can include early diagnosis, risk factor treatment and lifestyle modification, treatment options that may include independent dialysis, such as peritoneal dialysis, or home hemodialysis, transplantation and center-based care.

What services are available?

The following services and/or programs are available within Interior Health:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Clinics – Provides services promoting wellness and positive outcomes for patients and families affected by chronic kidney disease following timely identification of kidney disease and earlier intervention.  This program offers life style and disease modification strategies to delay the progression of kidney disease, prevent complications, maximize physical and mental health, and, when required prepare patients for kidney dialysis.
  • Hemodialysis (in-center) – Provides hemodialysis to inpatients and outpatients in the hospital setting.
  • Hemodialysis (community) – Provides hemodialysis to patients close to their home.  Community dialysis units greatly improve the ability to provide hemodialysis service to patients and minimize travel time.
  • Home hemodialysis – Provides education programs to teach patients and/or their families how to perform dialysis at home.  After training, patients come in for regular check-ups and receive ongoing support.
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Clinics – Provides education programs to teach patients and/or their families how to perform peritoneal dialysis at home.  After training, patients come in for regular check-ups and receive ongoing support
  • Transplant Clinics – Provides follow up care for solid organ transplant recipients, predominantly renal transplant.  Transplant recipients are seen on a regular basis at the clinic and receive monitoring and support through the clinic.
  • Vascular Access Program - The program provides support and coordination for planning, creation, monitoring and repair of vascular access for hemodialysis.

Patients who have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease will have access to renal specific dietitians, social workers, nurse practitioner, and pharmacists through the various clinics/services listed above.

Am I eligible?

Restricted to patients with diagnosed chronic kidney disease who have need to be enrolled in the program.

Is there a cost?

This is no cost associated with this service.

How do I access this service?

Referral to Nephrologists, Renal Nurse Practitioner or Internist associated with the program.

Visit the Find a Service directory listing and search for "Renal".  The Renal services include descriptions, contact details and related documents for our renal services.

We want to hear from you

If you are unhappy with the service you received, you are encouraged to speak with the person who provided the service, or to the manager of the area. All patients and clients are encouraged to try and resolve any issues at the time and place care is received.

If you still feel your concern has not been adequately addressed, you can contact the IH Patient Care Quality Office directly for further action.

Other resources

 

MoH     PCQO