Besides choosing to go on hemodialysis, choosing the right dialysis treatment center will be one of the most important decisions you will make for your physical—and emotional—well-being. Three times every week, your center will be your home away from home. You’ll want to make sure the center you choose is nearby and has everything you need. You’ll also want to feel comfortable with the treatment team and the environment.
If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed as you begin your search, you may wish to ask your doctor which nearby dialysis treatment centers he or she recommends and why. You’ll want to research these centers carefully. Consider some of the pointers below to help you make an informed choice.