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.
- Fort St. John Hemodialysis: 250-261-7365
- Home Hemodialysis Program: 250-649-7086
- Kidney Care Clinic (pre-dialysis): 250-649-7080
- Peritoneal Dialysis Clinic: 250-649-7080
- Terrace Hemodialysis: 250-638-4066
- Transplant Clinic: 250-565-2823 or 250-565-2747
- UHNBC Hemodialysis: 250-565-2533
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.
- Managing my care: Medication - information on using over the counter pain medication safely
- Non-prescription medications and your kidneys (PDF)
Maintaining a healthy kidney diet
The PDF resources below have been sourced from the BC Renal website.
- Diabetes and kidney diet basics (PDF)
- Diabetes kidney-friendly shopping list (PDF)
- Fibre and your kidney diet (PDF)
- Healthy eating for your kidneys (for people not on dialysis) (PDF)
- Healthy eating to reduce your risk of heart disease (PDF)
- Potassium and your kidney diet (PDF)
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:
- Nephrologists (physicians who specialize in kidney care)
- Nurses with Nephrology Nurse Certification
- Nursing unit clerks
- Social workers
- The BC Renal and BC Transplant, high quality care partners
- Your personal regular health care providers in your community
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.
- BC Renal or the Kidney Foundation of Canada: Websites with information on kidney disease prevention and treatment.
- BC Transplant: Information about organ transplants or organ donation.
- Northern Health Connections: An affordable travel service for patients needing to travel for out of town medical appointments in Northern BC and Vancouver.
- For more information about the administrative team that supports the chronic disease services, see Regional Chronic Disease program.