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Consumer Guide: Finding and Choosing an End Stage Renal Disease Treatment Facility

In Wisconsin, the state licenses and regulates certain end stage renal disease treatment facilities (based on 42 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 494). There’s a directory with details about each facility in Wisconsin. View the directory in Excel or as a PDF.

View end stage renal dialysis units directory as a PDF (PDF)

End stage renal dialysis units directory in Excel (Excel)

What is end stage renal disease?

End stage renal disease is also called end stage kidney disease. It’s a type of permanent kidney failure that requires regular treatment for the kidneys. Dialysis treatment is often provided two to three times per week for people with end stage renal disease. Dialysis gets rid of waste from the blood that the kidneys can’t remove.

You can get dialysis at specific treatment facilities. We have resources to help you choose a facility that’s right for you.

End stage renal disease resources

Expand the section that applies to you to view a list of resources. Select a link to learn more.

Along with the directory, these resources can help you learn more about end stage renal disease treatment facility options.

  • Aging and disability resource centers (ADRCs)—Learn how ADRCs serve the public and how to contact your local ADRC. ADRCs help with issues that affect older adults, people with disabilities, and their families. Your ADRC makes it easy to learn about options near you and apply for programs and benefits. Their services are free if you live in Wisconsin.
  • Provider Search—Use the Provider Search tool to find health and residential care providers in Wisconsin. You can filter results to show only certain types of facilities, including those for end stage renal disease.
  • Find & Compare Nursing Homes, Hospitals & Other Providers Near You—Search for end stage renal disease treatment facilities using the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) database. See how well the facility follows Medicare and Medicaid requirements. Each facility also has a quality rating and patient survey rating of one to five stars.

These resources can help you understand laws that protect you and your care.

  • Client Rights Office—Find out how to get advice about your rights from a team of experts. This office helps people who get services for a disability, mental health, or substance use. They’ll tell you more about your rights under the law, Wis. Stat. §§ 51.30 and 51.61, and what they mean.
  • Complaints or Problems with Your Health Care—Find out how to file a complaint about your health care. Includes issues with health and residential care facilities, providers, insurance, and medical bills.
  • End-of-Life Planning—Learn about how to plan for the end of life. Includes details on advance directives, do-not-resuscitate orders, privacy rights, and more.
  • End Stage Renal Disease—Learn more about how end stage renal disease treatment facilities are regulated in Wisconsin.
Last revised December 20, 2023