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    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.

    What we have available

    The Portage Health Dialysis Center, comprised of 12 hemodialysis stations, provide care for patients in need of dialysis. We are equipped to provide:

    • Staff-assisted hemodialysis
    • Medication administration
    • Assessment
    • Pain managment
    • Hemodialysis access monitoring

    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:

    • Patient and family education
    • Nutritional education and counseling
    • Social work services including counseling, financial assistance and travel planning
    • Infection control
    • Patient safety, privacy and confidentiality
    • Emotional support for patient and family
    • Monitoring lab values
    • Monitoring home medications
    • Referrals for professional services, i.e. diabetes education
    • Ongoing systems assessment and vital sign monitoring during dialysis

    Contact us

    For more information about the services offered by the Portage Health Dialysis Center, please call (906) 483-1720 or (800) 573-5001 (toll-free).


500 Campus Drive
Hancock, MI 49930
(906) 483-1000


921 W. Sharon Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 483-1777

Express Care 


945 Ninth Street
Lake Linden, MI 49945
(906) 483-1030


751 S. Seventh Street
Ontonagon, MI 49953
(906) 884-4120


600 MacInnes Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 483-1860

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