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Renal Program

We deliver renal care to children and adolescents living with kidney disease.
About

The Division of Nephrology promotes the health of children living with kidney disease through excellence in evidence-based clinical care, clinical and basic research, and education and advocacy. Our program has established multidisciplinary teams of specialty clinic physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and social workers.

The Clinical Care Program has evolved into subspecialty care and includes dedicated programs in General Nephrology, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis,  and Kidney Transplant, each with their own multidisciplinary teams.

We deliver renal care in several areas:

  • General Nephrology
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic Kidney Care Clinic (CKCC or CKD Clinic)
  • Renal & Rheumatology
  • Dialysis
  • Transplant

All referrals and prescription refills requests should be faxed to our office. 
Fax to: 604-875-3649

We are a teaching facility and offer an accredited Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada training program in Pediatric Nephrology. Learn more about postgraduate medical education on the University of British Columbia nephrology page.C
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Prepare

Children are referred to renal clinic or nephrology consultation for an assessment (check-up) focused on kidney health. The clinic has a multidisciplinary approach to taking care of children and families, and you may meet the nephrologist and several members of the renal team:

  • clerical staff to book appointments, lab tests and medical imaging studies
  • an renal nurse clinician to help you understand your child’s condition and treatment

Because BCCH is a teaching hospital, you may also meet doctors-in-training (medical students, pediatric residents, and nephrology fellows). 

Renal Program offers in-person appointments or virtual health visit appointments (by Zoom or telephone), when appropriate.

What to bring

It is important to your child to make this visit as informative as possible, so the adult(s) who come with her/him should have the best knowledge of the history.  Please bring the following to each clinic visit:

  • Patient's BC CareCard/Service Card
  • List of medications your child takes
  • If you have a number of questions, most parents find it handy to make a list to bring with them

For more information on planning your visit, please see here: http://www.bcchildrens.ca/our-services/your-visit/planning-your-visit

What happens at your first visit

Before you are seen at our clinic, you may need to complete lab tests and medical imaging studies before the clinic appointment. Clerical staff would have contacted you about arrangements.

Call our clerical staff if you are unsure, 604-875-2272 extension 1, and listen for clinic option. See Clinics tab for more contact information. 

You and your child will have measurements done and then be seen by a renal nurse and clinic nephrologist. The staff nephrologist may be assisted by a doctor-in-training who will talk to you about your child’s health and then do a complete “physical” (check-up). You will be with your young child for the entire visit.

Young adults and parents are welcome to see the clinic staff separately, if desired.

Your first visit will be a minimum of 1½ hours. Plan on being at the hospital for at least 2 hours. Younger siblings may find this tiring, and although they are welcome, alternative babysitting arrangements may make your visit more comfortable.

BC Children's Hospital Support Services, has a Sibling Support Centre available for siblings who must be on campus while their brother or sister is in care or receiving care. A first-come, first served booking is required.
Please call 604-875-3594 or book online
Visit Sibling Support Centre webpage more details.

If you have questions

Please let us know your questions and any way we can make this visit more comfortable for you. 
Call our clerical staff if you are unsure, 604-875-2272 extension 1, and listen for clinic option. See Clinics tab for more contact information. 

If you need to cancel

If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact us as soon as possible (at least 48 hours ahead of time, if you can) so that your appointment time can be used by another patient.
Call our clerical staff, 604-875-2272 extension 1, and listen for clinic option.

If your vhild has an infection

If your child has been in contact with any infectious diseases (such as chicken pox or measles) during the three weeks before your appointment, please let us know immediately. We might need to reschedule your appointment. See Clinic tab for clerks and nurses contact information. 

If you need an interpreter

If an interpreter would be helpful for you, please phone us as soon as possible and we will arrange for this. 
Call our clerical staff , 604-875-2272 extension 1, and listen for clinic option.

Clinics


General Nephrology Clinics care for patients with kidney disease, including dedicated clinics for care of children with nephrotic syndrome, hypertension, and combined renal-rheumatology diagnosis.

Contact Information

New Referrals Intake: 604-875-2345 extension 7307
General Nephrology Follow-up : 604-875-2345 extension 4945
Nephrotic Syndrome Clinic Booking : 604-875-2272 
Hypertension Clinic Booking: 604-875-2345 extension 5878
Renal & Rheumatology Clinic Booking: 604-875-2437

Fax: 604-875-3649

Renal Outreach Program is funded in part by Child Health BC and Division of Nephrology to bring a specialty care team into the community.

Contact Information

Renal Outreach Booking: 604-875-2345 ext. 4557
Renal Outreach Toll-free: 1-888-300-3088 ext. 4557

Renal Outreach Nurse: 604-875-2345 ext. 6644

Renal Outreach Dietitian: 604-875-2345 ext. 7517

Fax: 604-875-3649


Renal Outreach Clinic Locations

Prince George Renal Outreach Clinic
2nd floor, Pediatric Ward
University Hospital of Northern BC
1475 Edmonton Street
Prince George, BC V2M 1S2

Surrey Renal Outreach Clinic
Child & Youth Services Area
Surrey Memorial Hospital
13750 96th Avenue
Surrey, BC V3V 1Z2

 

Chronic Kidney Care Clinic - CKCC (also known as Chronic Kidney Disease  - CKD Clinic) provides care for children identified as having decreased kidney funciton (<60 ml/min/1.73m2) but not requiring dialysis. 

 

Contact Information

CKCC Clinic Booking: 604-875-2345 extension 5878

CKCC Nurse: 604-875-2345 extension 6778

CKCC Dietitian: 604-875-2345 extension 7517

Fax: 604-875-3649

Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) clinic is the home-based dialysis program providing care for children on peritoneal dialysis. 



Contact Information

PD Clinic Booking: 604-875-2345 extension 5878

PD Clinic Nurse: 604-875-2640

PD Clinic Dietitian: 604-875-2345 extension 7517

Fax: 604-875-3649

 

 

Hospital-based hemodialysis unit provides dialysis treatments for children with kidney disease. The Renal Dialysis Unit (RDU) is a state of the art pediatric hemodialysis unit, which is located in the TECK Acute Care Building of BC Children's Hospital, 3rd Floor. 


Contact Information

Renal Dialysis Unit (RDU): 604-875-2345 extension 7418

RDU Fax: 604-875-3824


RDU operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday


 

The MOT program includes a comprehensive interdisciplinary team that strives to provide state-of-the-art care to patients living with a solid organ transplant. We endeavour to promote and improve the quality of life of children and youth living with an organ transplant through excellence in evidence-based clinical care, clinical and basic research, and education and advocacy. 

This includes: 

  • pre-transplant assessments
  • transplant surgery for kidney and heart transplant recipients
  • post-transplant follow-up care until age 19
  • transition to adult care
  • psychosocial supports

Contact Information

MOT Clinic Secretary: 604-875-3613 
MOT Pre-Transplant Clerk: 604-875-3295
MOT Program Fax: 604-875-2943
Email: MOTClinic@cw.bc.ca


 


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Regular office hours are Monday - Friday, except Statutory Holidays. 
Voicemail messages are returned within 1-2 business days.

Other Contacts:
  • Renal Program main telephone number: 604-875-2272
  • Toll-free number: 1-888-300-3088, ext 2272
  • Fax number: 604-875-3649

  • Administrative secretary: 604-875-2345 extension 5222
  • Nephrology Referrals Fax: 604-875-3649
  • Clinic Contacts, see Clinics Tab
  • Website inquiries:  aso2@cw.bc.ca
  • Renal Dialysis Unit: 604-875-2345 extension 7418
  • Multi-Organ Transplant Program: 604-875-3613
  • Medical Day Unit: 604-875-3680
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