Kidney Disease Education & Support

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Kidney disease can be overwhelming. Often, the diagnosis means you have to learn to take of yourself in a whole new way. 

Getting education and support can help you, whether you're:

  • Just diagnosed and need to stay healthy
  • Facing kidney failure and dialysis or transplant

Whatever your stage of kidney disease, we offer programs and services to help. 

Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

Diagnosed with kidney disease? Learn practical ways to take care of your kidneys and prevent further damage.

In this 90-minute presentation, you'll learn about every aspect of kidney disease, including:

  • How the kidney works
  • Causes of kidney disease
  • Medications used to treat kidney disease
  • Nutrition management
  • How to be healthy

Dates: Second Fridays of March, May, July, September and November

Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Kidney Center Clinic Conference Room in the West Complex

Cost: Free

Dealing with Kidney Failure

Facing dialysis or transplant? Choose a group class or an individual session.

Kidney Talk: Group Class

Hear from other patients about their challenges and successes. Get helpful tips and questions answered. Nurses, nutritionists and social workers attend, too.

An introduction to dialysis and transplant treatment options.

When: The second Monday of February, April, June, August, October and December at 1:30 p.m.

Where: Kidney Center Clinic Conference Room in the West Complex

Cost: Free

Kidney Disease: Individual Session

A regular clinic visit may not be enough time to discuss every facet of kidney disease care. This clinic provides an in-depth educational and counseling service to patients in stage 4 and stage 5 kidney disease. We help you prepare for the transition to dialysis or a transplant. Ask your nephrologist about getting a referral. 

This hour-long session, one-on-one session with Danielle Wentworth and a registered dietitian gives you insight on:

  • Kidney function
  • Kidney disease and complications
  • Nutritional needs for patients with kidney disease
  • Treatment options
  • Prevention tips to slow the progression of the disease

Dates: First Friday of each month

Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Kidney Center Clinic

Our programs meet the guidelines established by the National Kidney Foundation and the Renal Physicians Association.