Further information on UC San Diego's dialysis programs can be found here
DialysisUC Chronic Dialysis Center operates four shift a day in order to accommodate patients at various times of a day including early morning and late evening. Our center is directly connected to the hospital and emergency room, and there is always a physician on site. Patients are being seen by their kidney doctor on average once a week (four times a month) while receiving dialysis. Our multidisciplinary team includes a dietician, social worker and pharmacist with a goal to provide the most comprehensive care possible. We offer unique services like exercise while on dialysis (biking) and seasonal massage and acupuncture therapy. We provide med to chair program, which means that you can have all your medications refilled and delivered to you while you are receiving dialysis. Our dialysis unit consistently receives five stars ranking for quality of care delivered and patient's experience.
The purpose of the community dialysis outreach program is for patients to stay connected to their UC San Diego healthcare team when going to dialysis. Dialysis usually lasts several hours a day, three days a week, and so it is understandable that many patients choose to dialyze close to their homes at one of the dialysis units available in the community. As part of the community outreach dialysis program, a nephrologist (kidney doctor) from UC San Diego travels to the patients and visits them at dialysis. This helps patients ensure their care is being coordinated. For example, if a medication needs to be refilled at UC San Diego, the nephrologist can do this at dialysis. The nephrologist can also order tests and talk to patients’ other healthcare providers from UC San Diego. Our goal is for patients to feel confident that their UC San Diego healthcare team knows what is happening at dialysis, and vice versa.
UC San Diego nephrologists travel to dialysis units between Escondido and San Ysidro, as far east as El Cajon.