We provide treatment, care and support for people requiring dialysis.

Key points

  • Acute dialysis and plasma exchange
  • Holiday dialysis
  • Regional and rural dialysis
  • Home dialysis
  • Metropolitan satellite haemodialysis
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

Our dialysis services include:

  • Acute dialysis and plasma exchange - dialysis for unwell patients and all plasma exchange treatments
  • Home dialysis - based at the Parkville, supporting both peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home haemodialysis (HHD)
  • Metropolitan satellite haemodialysis - large dialysis centres in Coburg and Essendon Fields, as well as Ward 6 West, Home Haemodialysis (the RMH Parkville) and the John Perrett Kidney Centre (the RMH Elizabeth St)
  • Holiday dialysis - dialysis available for both Australian and overseas patients throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria
  • Peritoneal dialysis - manual exchange technique (CAPD) and a machine exchange technique (APD)
  • Regional and rural dialysis - satellite dialysis services in Victoria

Find out more about:

View all metropolitan and regional Victorian dialysis locations.

Our clinics

Dialysis Clinic Level 1 South East
The RMH Parkville
Essendon Fields Dialysis Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Home Dialysis Clinic
The RMH Royal Park
John Perrett Kidney Centre
The RMH Elizabeth St
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
John Perrett Kidney Centre
(03) 7024 7005
The RMH Elizabeth St
Level 7
635 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria
(03) 9342 4234
Referrals for Specialist Clinics
Last updated 23 November 2023