Types of care

The Kidney Program is home to a full range of renal care services.

You can use this section to find information about the types of care and services you may encounter during your diagnosis and treatment for kidney disease.

KGH provides ambulatory and inpatient care here in Kingston as well as in northern Ontario through our partnership with Weeneebayko General Hospital. We also offer support to kidney patients through a comprehensive chronic kidney disease education program.

Inpatient care

If you are admitted as an inpatient, you may be given a room on Connell 3, Connell 9, Connell 10, or Kidd 9. If you are looking to locate a patient who has been admitted to the hospital you can read more on our find a patient page.

As an inpatient, you will receive care from a healthcare team that is made up of a number of different individuals. Who is on your team depends on the type of care you require. These inter-professional teams will always include doctors and nurses, but other individuals such as patient care assistants, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and dietitians may also be involved in your care. When you are at KGH, you can always count on a range of people to play a key role in your healthcare journey.  If you would like more information on the types of people you may meet in the Renal Program, please visit our care team page.

If you would like more information on what to expect if you are admitted as an inpatient at KGH, please see our while you are here page.

Outpatient care

As an outpatient, you may be referred to the kidney clinic here at Kingston General Hospital for care. Your appointment will take place in the hospital's Burr wing, which is located at 25 King Street West. You should check-in for your clinic appointment at the registration desk located in the Burr 0 lobby, and then proceed up to the clinic area on Burr 3. For more information about these clinics, please contact the team office at 613-549-6666 extension 1310.