Community Dialysis Units

Providence Health Care operates seven community dialysis units across Vancouver and the Coastal regions in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. These units are located in Vancouver, East Vancouver, North Shore, Powell River (qathet Community Dialysis Unit), Richmond, Sechelt and Squamish.

Community dialysis units provide hemodialysis services to patients closer to home and help minimize travel time. Each unit is staffed by a multidisciplinary team including nephrologists, nurses, biomedical engineering technologists, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers and administrative/program staff. 

Patients who are medically suitable for community hemodialysis are referred by the Renal Program at either St. Paul's Hospital or Vancouver General Hospital. Considerations include the patient’s health status and stability on dialysis, patient mobility and transportation, and unit capacity.

Most patient need hemodialysis three times a week for four hours each session. Some patients require more frequent treatment.


East Vancouver Community Dialysis Unit
2845 Grandview Hwy
Vancouver, BC V5M 2E1
Tel: 604-806-8765
Fax: 604-433-4519

North Shore Community Dialysis Unit  
144 West 15th Street    
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1R5
Tel: 604-984-5050

qathet Community Dialysis Unit

qathet General Hospital
5000 Joyce Ave.
Powell River, BC. V8A 5R3
Tel: 604-485-3287
Fax: 604-485-3288

Richmond Community Dialysis Unit
120 - 4671 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC V6X 2C3
Tel: 604-207-2562
Fax: 604-207-2586

Sechelt Community Dialysis Unit
St. Mary's Hospital Room 211
5544 Sunshine Coast Hwy.
Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Tel: 604-885-9183
Fax: 604-885-7564

Squamish Community Dialysis Unit
Squamish General Hospital
38140 Behrner Drive
Squamish, BC V8B 0J3
Tel: 604-892-8243
Fax: 604-892-8264

Vancouver Community Dialysis Unit
100 - 520 West 6th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1A1
Tel: 604-660-1752
Fax: 604-775-1558