Specialized Dialysis Care to Patients with End-stage Kidney DiseaseSt. Luke’s DaVita Outpatient Dialysis Centers Provide Specialized Dialysis Care
St. Luke’s University Health Network, through a joint venture with DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc., provides patients with end-stage kidney disease specialized dialysis care at several convenient locations. To learn more about DaVita, visit DaVita.com/about.
Dialysis services are designed for the patient through both inpatient and outpatient dialysis services, offering work friendly scheduling, flexible treatment options and kidney disease education programs.
A Wide Variety of Dialysis and Related Services
St. Luke’s DaVita Outpatient Dialysis Centers provide a wide variety of dialysis and related services to meet the needs of our patients. Some of the services include:
Hemodialysis - patients utilize a dialysis machine that circulates and filters blood to remove waste products and excess fluid.
Peritoneal dialysis - a dialysate solution is introduced into the abdomen to remove waste products and excess fluids. There are two types of peritoneal dialysis offered at the center: continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and continuous cyclic peritoneal dialysis (CCPD). CAPD is self-administered during the day and requires no machine. CCPD dialyzes the patient during the evening while the patient sleeps.
Pre-renal Program – This program is for patients not yet on dialysis. Patients meet with a dietician, social worker, nurse and other staff who help prepare them for dialysis.
Epogen® Program – Epogen® is a medication used to help normalize the blood count. When prescribed, the centers will help the patient not yet on dialysis obtain the necessary insurance coverage.1
Patient Support Group – The centers offer a patient support group for those who wish to attend. Those using dialysis services at the centers meet on a regular basis to discuss issues pertaining to treatment, socialize, lend support to each other, and hear periodic presentations on related topics such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiology.
For more information about education classes near you and other helpful information, visit DaVita.com.1Epogen® is a registered trademark of Amgen Inc.
Designed to Fit Your Lifestyle
Unlike visits to your family physician or specialist, dialysis services require a regular, planned schedule of treatments each week. Our facilities offer services on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday schedule. Our experienced staff will work with you to help create a treatment schedule that will best fit your lifestyle.
If needed, our staff will arrange transportation to the center for your treatments.
Planning a vacation?
If you are planning a vacation or business trip, either within the U.S. or abroad, our staff can assist you in finding and scheduling dialysis services while you are away. Please let the center know about your plans far in advance.
What You Can Expect
- Private practice; board-certified physician staff
- Experienced registered nurses and technician staff
- Dietician to assist you with planning a nutritional diet
- Social worker available to answer billing, insurance and other questions
- 24-hour emergency assistance
We accept most major insurance plans, including Medicare, Blue Cross and a variety of managed care plans (HMOs) such as Keystone Health Plan and Aetna US Healthcare.