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Kidney care

Contacts for kidney clinics and programs

You must have a referral from your doctor or nurse practitioner to access the kidney clinics and programs listed below.

Information for people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Managing your kidney care

The linked resources below have been sourced from the Managing my care section of the BC Renal website.

Maintaining a healthy kidney diet

The PDF resources below have been sourced from the BC Renal website.

Kidney care services we provide to patients

  • Community hemodialysis units in Fort St. John, Terrace and Prince George
  • Peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home hemodialysis (HHD) offering regional home based therapies
  • Regional kidney care clinics for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients for pre-dialysis monitoring and care
  • Regional kidney transplant services for referral before transplant and follow-up care after transplant
  • UHNBC Hemodialysis offers acute and chronic in-centre kidney services

We provide team-based kidney care by expert health care providers, including:

  • Dieticians
  • Nephrologists (physicians who specialize in kidney care)
  • Nurses with Nephrology Nurse Certification
  • Nursing unit clerks
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers
  • The BC Renal and BC Transplant, high quality care partners
  • Your personal regular health care providers in your community

Tele-Kidney Care

Virtual health care via communications technology

Tele-Kidney Care is an appointment where you meet with the Prince George kidney care team using a television screen or computer, a video camera and a microphone.

How the appointment works

  • You can see, hear and talk to the health care workers in Prince George, and they can see, hear and talk to you.
  • It is a lot like being in the same room.
  • You will have to go to your local health care facility for the appointment.

This type of appointment is one option you can choose that will allow you to meet with the specialist kidney care staff at a location that is closer to your home so you won't need to travel for for routine check ups.

A health care worker might be in the same room with you, and you are welcome to bring a family member. If arranged beforehand, your regular family doctor or another health care worker could also attend if you choose.

  • You can also ask anyone to leave the room if it makes you feel more comfortable.

At most appointments you may see different members of the specialist team and the appointment can be up to two (2) hours long.

Your privacy is very important and so the appointment happens over a secure circuit and is not recorded or taped. All Tele-Kidney Care sessions follow the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act rules.