Provides dialysis support to hospital patients with complex care needs. Also provides chronic dialysis support to outpatients in the hospital setting.

Description: Royal Columbian Hospital's hemodialysis program is managed by the renal unit. Provides on-site hemodialysis for patients with complex care issues and those managing home-based peritoneal dialysis.

330 East Columbia Street
B.C. V3L 3W7
Phone: 604-520-4582
Fax: 604-520-4410

Address Notes

Located on the third floor of the Health Care Centre.

Parking and Transportation

Public transportation (Bus & Sky Train) available. Limited pay parking available.

Parking rate Parkade Emergency lot   Main and Sherbrooke Lots
First hour $4.25 $4.25 $4.25
Each additional hour $3.50 n/a $3.50
Day rate $11.25 n/a n/a
Evenings / weekends  $5.25 n/a n/a
24-hour rate $16.25 n/a n/a

*If you have difficulty paying for parking, financial hardship permits may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please talk to your unit social worker for more information or contact Parking Administration at 604-930-5440 (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) or email LMCParking@fraserhealth.ca. 

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday | Sunday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Eligibility

For patients aged 18 and over.

Referral

A referral from a nephrologist is required.

Fees

This service is provided to individuals with Provincial Health Insurance; otherwise it is billable. 

Out-of-country dialysis visitors: 

  • A one-time fee for the nephrologist consultation
  • A treatment fee paid to the kidney doctor at each dialysis treatment
  • Each dialysis treatment has a fee that is paid prior to each treatment

Resources

All patients must have current relevant laboratory tests. All out-of-country dialysis visitors must complete and return a letter of agreement before final acceptance. The letter of agreement forms will be sent or faxed to all interested visitors.

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