Community Dialysis Units patient & family guide

A guide for patients and families visiting Providence Health Care's Community Dialysis Units.

Nurse looks at her monitor as a patient lies in a bed beside her

After you leave

Rest when you get home. You might feel tired after hemodialysis. Many people feel better once they have been on hemodialysis for a few weeks.

Remove your hemodialysis bandage four to six hours after you leave the Community Dialysis Unit. Be careful not to pull off the scab when you remove the bandage.

Services available across Providence sites

Providence Health Care operates these Community Dialysis Units. We offer a variety of services to support those we care for. The following services may be of use or benefit to you and your families.

Support for Indigenous Peoples

The Indigenous Wellness Liaison Team is here to support your health journey. Team members offer cultural support and healthcare advocacy. Learn more below or call them at 604-682-2344,62937 or email

  • Indigenous wellness services

    The Indigenous Wellness Team at Providence is available to support Indigenous patients and their families. We are here to coordinate culturally safe wellness supports and services.