With a kidney disease diagnosis, what do you do next?

Find your way to better care in 3 steps.

Better Care: Create a support team

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Create a
support team.

Build a relationship with your doctor and care team.

At DaVita®, our approach is to treat you, not just your kidney disease. Our dedicated and highly trained clinical care team works closely with a broad range of specialists to address your physical, emotional and financial needs.

Connect with people
like you on social networks.

myDaVita.com is our online community that helps you make lasting connections as you learn to understand and manage all aspects of your kidney care.

Involve your
loved ones.

Help them comprehend what you are going through by talking to them about your kidney disease diagnosis.

Better Care: Get to know more about your condition

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Get to know your condition.

Attend a no-cost Kidney
Smart® education class.

Learn about the stages of kidney disease, medications, diet and more. Find classes in a neighborhood near you or take courses online in the comfort of your home.

Gather information about your condition online.

Get to know more about kidney disease, dialysis, nutrition and treatment with myDaVita.com articles so you can make the best choices.

Manage your kidney
disease with interactive tools.

Online tools range from easy-to-use meal-planning tools to calculators that measure your kidney function.

Better Care: Continue to do what you love

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Continue to do
what you love.

Access which treatment option is right for you.

Whether it is home dialysis or in-center dialysis, there is a treatment that works for your lifestyle.

Speak with an insurance specialist.

Discuss how you can continue working or if you should consider taking a leave of absence. There are many things to consider, so speaking with an insurance expert can help you make a clear decision.

Explore your
center options now.

Schedule a tour of a dialysis center near your home or workplace as early as possible. Once the time comes, you may have already narrowed down the place from which you’d want to receive quality care.

Call DaVita Guest Services at 1-855-54-DAVITA

Find more support when you join myDaVita.com.


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