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Kidney Clinic

UCSF's Pediatric Kidney Clinic specializes in care for the youngest patients with urinary tract or kidney diseases, providing consultations and treatment. Our team is experienced in the most advanced and effective ways to treat infants and children with nephritis, nephrosis, hypertension, electrolyte disorders, disorders of calcium and phosphorus metabolism, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and nutrition and growth disorders related to kidney disease.

Our clinic has the technologies and expertise to provide minimally invasive procedures when appropriate for the care of babies and children with kidney disorders. We are also fully equipped for care for pediatric patients with end-stage kidney disease who might need dialysis services (in our Pediatric Dialysis Unit) or a kidney transplant (in our Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program).

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    Awards & recognition

    • us news nephrology ranking badge 2020-2021

      One of the nation’s best in nephrology

    • us news ranked in 10 specialites badge 2020-2021

      Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties

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    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your child's condition
    • List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    New visitor rules

    Patients may have only one visitor at a time and switch visitors twice a day. Thanks!

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    Your Stay

    We offer valuable information to help you plan for your child's upcoming hospital stay. Find out about food services, family accommodations and more.

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    Your Child's Care Team

    Our doctors, nurses, child life specialists and other providers have special training to care for children. Meet your child's care team.

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    Interpreter Services & Communication Assistance

    Interpreter services in many languages and TDDs are available for families that need help communicating with care teams. Here's how to access them.

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    Kidney Transplant Program

    Kidney Transplant Program

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    Pediatric Dialysis Unit

    Pediatric Dialysis Unit

    1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    Support services

    Child Life Services

    Activity rooms, pet therapy and more to help kids feel at home.

    Child Life

    Certified child life specialists ease the stress and anxiety of childhood illness through therapeutic play, schooling and family-focused support.

    Family Amenities

    Family-friendly amenities help you relax and take care of yourself while staying close to your child. We offer lounges, kitchens, showers, breastfeeding rooms and more.

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    Social Services

    Social workers ease the effect of illness, injury and hospitalization on your family with counseling and assistance to help you navigate the challenges.

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    Activity Rooms

    Activity rooms offer a relaxed environment for children of all ages. Features include a playroom, digital arts studio and teen lounge. Find out more.

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    Art Therapy

    Art therapy helps kids and families express themselves, making it easier to cope with pediatric health issues. Group and bedside services are available.

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    Music Therapy Program

    Board-certified music therapists help kids cope with illness and the feelings that come with it. Find out about group activities and bedside therapy.

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    School Program

    Our schoolroom services and individual learning programs help children hospitalized at UCSF continue their education and get ready to return to school.

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    School Re-Entry Program

    After hospitalization, we help kids return to school by educating staff and students about their needs and recommending needed accommodations. Read more.

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    Individual Playtime & Instruction

    If your child can't be around other kids for medical reasons, you can sign up for private sessions in our activity and school rooms. Find out how.

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    Interpreter Services & Communication Assistance

    Interpreter services in many languages and TDDs are available for families that need help communicating with care teams. Here's how to access them.

    Family Resource Center

    We help families cope with the challenges of childhood illness and hospitalization in a relaxing environment where parents can get a much-needed break.

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    Parent Support Program

    Weekly activities, including knitting, scrapbooking, chair massage and more, help family caregivers get a much-needed break. Find out more.

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    Patient Relations

    Patient relations reps and nursing supervisors are here to answer questions and address concerns. Learn about your rights, how to reach us and more.

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    Spiritual Care

    Chaplains help UCSF patients, families and staff cope with the spiritual and emotional challenges of childhood illness. Learn more.

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    International Services

    If you're coming to UCSF from outside the U.S., we coordinate your child's appointments and provide other helpful services. Here's how to get started.

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    Learning never stops

    Our classroom and bedside classes help kids get credit and keep learning during treatment.

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