Renal Program

Renal Program

Welcome to the Regional Renal Program of South Eastern Ontario – also known as the Kidney Program.  This program specializes in investigation and management of diseases of the kidney, as well as dialysis and kidney transplantation. You may have been referred to us for care if you already have a condition that impacts your kidney function or if you are at risk of developing such a condition that will require dialysis or a kidney transplant in the future. The information on this site will help you prepare for your visit, look to the right hand navigation menu for more resources.

About the Kidney Program

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is the regional program for renal care in South Eastern Ontario. 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.

The regional ‘hub’ is at the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site. 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 Weeneebayko Area Health Authority and independently-owned satellite dialysis unit in Brockville to provide care for these regions.  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.

Types of Care

The Kidney Program offers a full range of renal care services.

You can use this section to find information about the types of care and services you may encounter during your diagnosis and treatment for kidney disease.

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

Outpatient care

As an outpatient, you may be referred to the kidney clinic at Kingston General Hospital site. 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. 

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, and can vary depending on the type of care you require. Your team will always include doctors and nurses; other people such as patient care assistants (PCA), occupational therapists (OT), physiotherapists (PT) and registered dietitians (RD) may also be part of your team. If you would like more information about the people you may meet in the Renal Program, please visit Your Renal Care Team page.

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