Kidney Care

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

Kidney Care Services we provide to patients:

  • Regional Kidney Care Clinics for chronic kidney disease patients for pre-dialysis monitoring and care
  • Regional Kidney Transplant services for referral before transplant and follow-up care after transplant
  • Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Hemodialysis offering regional home based therapies
  • Community Hemodialysis units in Fort St. John, Terrace and Prince George
  • UHNBC Hemodialysis offers acute and chronic in-centre kidney services

We provide team-based kidney care by expert health care providers. 

Our team of health care providers includes: 

  • Nephrologist’s (physicians who specialize in Kidney Care)
  • Nurses with Nephrology Nurse Certification
  • Dieticians
  • Pharmacists
  • Nursing unit clerks
  • Social workers
  • Our teams also collaborate with your regular health care providers in your community
  • The BC Renal Agency and BC Transplant are partners we work closely with the provide high quality care

Tele-Kidney Care

  • 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.
    • 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.
  • Most appointments you 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 sessions follow the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act rules.