Dialysis

Dialysis normally begins for patients when their natural kidney function has fallen below 85-90% of normal. Unless the patient receives a kidney transplant, they will continue dialysis for the rest of their lives. The treatment will not cure a kidney insufficiency, but it will help a person live longer and feel better. It is our goal to provide a sense of comfort to all those we care for.

Dialysis Services at McLaren Flint

McLaren Flint provides treatment to patients who require dialysis during their stay in the hospital. The Dialysis Unit, located on 4 Central, is ACLS certified with an exclusive team of registered nurses specially trained and experienced in high acuity dialysis care.

Most patients are transported from their room to the Unit for treatment. For those patients who are unable to leave their room, such as those in ICU, CCU and some in the Emergency Department, dialysis nurses will administer treatments at the bedside using a portable dialysis unit.

Dialysis treatments administered include:

  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Hemodialysis

Upon discharge, patients may resume dialysis treatments at their regular outpatient dialysis center. A case manager is available to assist patients find the closest or most convenient facility to receive dialysis.

McLaren Flint Dialysis Unit is open Monday- Saturday 6 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. with emergency dialysis care available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. Contact the unit by calling (810) 342-2175.