Renal Program

Renal Program

Welcome to the Regional Renal Program of South Eastern Ontario at Kingston General Hospital (KGH) – also known as the Kidney Program.  This program specializes in diseases of the kidney, their treatment as well as dialysis and kidney transplants. You may have been referred to us for care if you already have a condition that impacts your kidneys or if you are at risk of developing a condition that will require dialysis or a kidney transplant in the future.

There are many types of care offered at the Kidney Program and you may be visiting us often, either to have additional testing or to receive treatments and support from our renal care professionals. 

The information on this site will help you prepare for your visit, look to the right hand navigation for more resources.

About the Kidney Program

The Kingston General Hospital site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is the regional program for renal care in South Eastern Ontario. As the regional ‘Hub’ we partner with the Ontario Renal Network to provide a number of services unique to kidney care. To learn about all of these services please visit the Ontario Renal Network website here.

As a regional program we offer dialysis at the hub site in Kingston as well as at a number of satellite locations. These locations are in the communities of Kingston, Belleville, Picton, Napanee, Bancroft, and Smiths Falls.  We also partner closely with the independently-owned satellite dialysis unit in Brockville.  For more information about our dialysis locations, please click here.  

The Kidney Program is fully affiliated with the Division of Nephrology at Queen’s University. To learn more about their program, please click here.

KGH provides ambulatory and inpatient care here in Kingston as well as in northern Ontario through our partnership with Weeneebayko General Hospital. We also offer support to kidney patients through a comprehensive chronic kidney disease education program.

Inpatient care

If you are admitted as an inpatient, you may be given a room on Connell 3, Connell 9, Connell 10, or Kidd 9. If you are looking to locate a patient who has been admitted to the hospital you can read more on our find a patient page.

As an inpatient, you will receive care from a healthcare team that is made up of a number of different individuals. Who is on your team depends on the type of care you require. These inter-professional teams will always include doctors and nurses, but other individuals such as patient care assistants, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and dietitians may also be involved in your care. When you are at KGH, you can always count on a range of people to play a key role in your healthcare journey.  If you would like more information on the types of people you may meet in the Renal Program, please visit our care team page.

If you would like more information on what to expect if you are admitted as an inpatient at KGH, please see our while you are here page.

Outpatient care

As an outpatient, you may be referred to the kidney clinic here at Kingston General Hospital for care. Your appointment will take place in the hospital's Burr wing, which is located at 25 King Street West. You should check-in for your clinic appointment at the registration desk located in the Burr 0 lobby, and then proceed up to the clinic area on Burr 3. For more information about these clinics, please contact the team office at 613-549-6666 extension 1310.