Kidney Care Clinics

Preparing for your visit

To get the most out of your appointment and to have a smooth experience, here’s some tips for planning your visit.

  • If you do not speak English and require an interpreter (at no cost to you), please let us know in advance.
  • If you need a sign language interpreter (at no cost to you), please let us know in advance.
  • Think of any questions that you have for the team before your visit.
  • If you have been asked to do labs before your visit, ensure they are done a few days before the visit.
  • For PKD or Kidney Genetics patients: you will be asked about your family history. Try to collect your family history before the visit and bring it with you the day of the appointment.
  • Providence Health Care’s hospitals and residences are scent-free environments. Please do not wear scented products.

On the day of your visit

  • Please bring your BC Services Card and a list of your current medications.
  • If you can’t make your appointment, please call or email us ahead of time to reschedule.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or family member to the appointment with you.

Transportation & parking

Remember to allow time (approximately 30 minutes) before your appointment to get from your car or transit to the clinic area. If you are new to the clinic and need directions when you arrive at St. Paul’s Hospital, ask a volunteer or reception for directions to our front door. Please remember the name of the clinic to get the best assistance.

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