As one of the nation's best facilities for pediatric dialysis and kidney care, Children's offers the skill, experience and compassion to you and your child. Our family-centered approach focuses on families and doctor making decisions together.
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Having a child with acute or chronic kidney disease affects the entire family. Caring for children with kidney disease – and their families – requires special skill, experience dedication and compassion. You need a partner to help you navigate every step of the diagnosis and treatment process.
World class treatment of kidney disease
At Children’s, our exceptional Dialysis & Renal program provides state-of-the-art treatment to children with kidney disease from across the globe. We excel in the care and treatment of common kidney problems as well as complex ones, including chronic kidney failure and polycystic kidney disease – and provide treatments from dialysis all the way to kidney transplantation.
In addition, we offer Wisconsin’s only dialysis unit and medical team specifically trained in pediatric dialysis and focused exclusively on the needs of children.
As a result of our dedication and expertise, Children's was named among the nation's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2019-20 Best Children's Hospitals report.
Coordinated care, personalized treatment
Children's provides coordinated, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary medical care to infants, children, and adolescents with kidney disease and other conditions of the kidney and bladder. We assist children through both short-term treatment for acute kidney problems or when needed, through a lifetime of continuing care for chronic kidney disease – including helping them transition to adult care once they’re ready.
Our team of experts includes the following specialists, all dedicated to caring for you and your family:
- Kidney specialists (Board-certified pediatric nephrologists)
- Specially trained nurses
- Social worker
- Child life specialist
- Child psychologist
Children’s Dialysis Program offers all three primary types of dialysis, for both acute and chronic kidney disease – performed by a team trained in pediatric dialysis.
Polycystic kidney disease program
Children’s offers one of the country’s most dedicated, comprehensive PKD programs, with a multidisciplinary, family-focused approach.
Incontinence and voiding dysfunction program
Children’s treats urinary incontinence through our Incontinence and Voiding Dysfunction clinics (called the Voiding Improvement Program, “VIP”) which is jointly provided by both the urology and the renal team.
- Treatments & tests
Treatments & tests
For established patients with questions about their child’s care, contact the Renal and Hypertension Clinic nurse:
For established Dialysis patients with questions about their child’s care, contact the Dialysis Unit:
Request an appointment
To make an appointment for anything other than dialysis, call:
Toll free (877) 607-5280
To request a dialysis appointment, call:
For those needing assistance for coordinating their care with multiple subspecialists’ appointments, or for attending the PKD Clinic for the first time, please contact our Renal Clinic nurse at (414) 266-2018.