For many people a kidney transplant is the best form of treatment. If that’s not an immediate option, there are two main types of dialysis that you can do at home.
A machine filters your blood and returns clean blood back to your body.
An implanted catheter is used to exchange special fluid in and out of your abdominal cavity to clean your blood.
CVS Kidney Care and Satellite Healthcare are working together to increase awareness of kidney health and improve patient access to home dialysis and transplant services.
Together, we’ll operate state-of-the-art dialysis centers that offer both home and in-center dialysis options to meet the unique treatment needs of patients living with kidney disease.
We take a home first approach to dialysis to support better health and better patient experience. If you are a proponent of home dialysis, we want to connect with you. We are looking for clinical partners in the form of medical directors to help oversee the quality of care in our community-based home facilities.
If you would like to partner with us and get credentialed at one of our centers — or would be interested in a medical directorship opportunity — get started here and we’ll contact you with more information.
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