We provide treatment, care and support for people diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.

Key points

  • The Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Nurse Practitioner is the first point of contact
  • We provide patient and carer education
  • We can assist with planning for future care
  • We can facilitate holiday dialysis
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

We provide the following services:

  • Patient and family information
  • Patient education regarding treatment options
  • Counselling and assessment for care
  • Planning for future care
  • Facilitate holiday dialysis
For patients
For health professionals

Need to change or cancel your appointment?

Do one of the following:

  • Access Health Hub to change the appointment yourself
  • Complete our online form and we'll change it for you
  • Call Specialist Clinics (Outpatients) on (03) 9342 7393 and we'll help you over the phone

What to bring

Every time you come

Every time you come in for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care card (if you have one)
  • Concession card (if you have one)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
  • Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
  • Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)

For a clinic appointment

If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • Your appointment book (if relevant)
  • TAC or WorkCover claim number

For dialysis

If you are coming in for dialysis:

  • Wear something comfortable
  • You may feel cold during the treatment, so bring warm socks, a sweatshirt or jumper
  • If you have a graft or fistula in your arm, make sure your sleeves are loose enough to roll up
  • If you have a catheter in your chest, be sure to wear a shirt that opens in the front
  • Bring something to do, such as a book, magazine or iPad/tablet with headphones
Head of service
Ms Karen Dwyer
Director, Nephrology
Contact us
The RMH Kidney Care
(03) 9342 7143
Nephrology referrals and advice
The RMH Parkville
Level 6 North West
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
(03) 9342 4234
Referrals for Specialist Clinics
Last updated 23 November 2023