The Nova Scotia Health Renal Program cover all areas of kidney disease including early identification of at risk individuals, treatment options for management and end-stage kidney disease including end-of-life care. The program is committed to developing relationships and collaborative initiatives with partners to improve renal health and care for all Nova Scotians.
QEII Health Sciences Centre, Dickson Building, Victoria General Site (Central/Northern Zone)
Monday to Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Satellites: All Saints Community Hospital, Colchester East Hants Health Center, Dartmouth General Hospital, Halifax Infirmary, Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital
Programs and Services
The Nova Scotia Health Authority Renal Program offers a number of programs and services for people with kidney disease.
Below is a list of the programs and services Nova Scotia Health Authority Renal Program offers:
- Chronic Kidney Disease (Renal) Clinic
- Home Dialysis Units
- Facility Dialysis Units
- Nephrology/Transplant Inpatient Units
There are other organizations that can play a role in you and your family's health. Peer support can play an important role for you and your family. The Kidney Foundation of Canada offers the KIDNEY CONNECT program - providing one-on-one support for you and your family. Caregivers can receive support too. Caregivers Nova Scotia is an organization that focuses on empowering caregivers, supporting their efforts, and recognizing the invaluable contribution they make.
Hemodialysis Patients Traveling to Nova Scotia
How do I arrange for hemodialysis treatments in Nova Scotia?
To arrange hemodialysis during a visit to Nova Scotia contact the dialysis program closest to where you want to visit.
You must provide the fax number for your regular dialysis unit and forms will be faxed to your unit.
Please note: We try to help all visitors, but keep in mind that space may be limited. Treatments for visitors will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
All international hemodialysis patients must pay for their treatments before arrival. This will need to be arranged with the business office for the dialysis unit you are requesting.
Important Payment Information for International Visitors
All international hemodialysis patients must pay for their treatments before arrival.
Payments should be made at the business office of the Renal Program where you made your request. Below are the contacts to the business offices.
- Cape Breton Dialysis Program
- Halifax Dialysis Program
Tel: 902- 473-8475
- Yarmouth Dialysis Program
Tel: 902- 473-8475 ext. 1352