Dialysis is a treatment that does some of the things done by healthy kidneys. It is needed when your own kidneys can no longer take care of your body's needs.
You need dialysis when you develop end stage kidney failure — usually by the time you lose about 85 to 90 percent of your kidney function.
The Portage Health Dialysis Center, comprised of 12 hemodialysis stations, provide care for patients in need of dialysis. We are equipped to provide:
The services we provide encompass all aspects of care for patients with end-stage renal disease. Our nurses provide assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation, including:
For more information about the services offered by the Portage Health Dialysis Center, please call (906) 483-1720 or (800) 573-5001 (toll-free).
This particular site is recommended by Dr. Himes, the dialysis medical director. It is a great Web site for newcomers to dialysis where you can learn more about your disease and dialysis treatments.
These Web sites are great resources for information and tools:
500 Campus DriveHancock, MI 49930(906) 483-1000
921 W. Sharon AvenueHoughton, MI 49931(906) 483-1777
945 Ninth StreetLake Linden, MI 49945(906) 483-1030
751 S. Seventh StreetOntonagon, MI 49953(906) 884-4120
600 MacInnes DriveHoughton, MI 49931(906) 483-1860