Finding and Choosing an End Stage Renal Dialysis Treatment Facility

What is End Stage Renal Dialysis?

End stage renal dialysis is a treatment provided at an end stage renal disease (ESRD) treatment facility two or three times a week that removes wastes from the blood that the kidneys are unable to remove.

Regulation Information

Code of Federal Regulations 42 CFR 494 – Conditions for Coverage of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities.

Learn more about the regulation of End Stage Renal Dialysis.

Looking for End Stage Renal Dialysis Care in Wisconsin?

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC): ADRCs provide information on broad range of programs and services, help people understand the various long term care options available to them, help people apply for programs and benefits, and serve as the access point for publicly-funded long term care. These services can be provided at the ADRC, via telephone, or through a home visit, whichever is more convenient to the individual seeking help.

Provider Search: Locate a health or residential care provider and obtain compliance history information.

Search a federal dialysis facility database: This dialysis facility database, from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), provides information about dialysis facilities and their compliance with Medicare and Medicaid regulations. 

Statewide End Stage Renal Dialysis Provider Directories

Complaints Regarding Wisconsin Health and Residential Care Providers

If any individual believes that a caregiver or Division of Quality Assurance regulated provider has violated state or federal laws pertaining to regulated entities, that individual has the right to file a complaint.

Client Rights

Wisconsin Client Rights: Anyone who is receiving services for mental illness, a developmental disability, or substance abuse in the state of Wisconsin has specific rights under Wis. Stat. ch. 51 (State Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Developmental Disability and Mental Health Act) subsections 51. 30 and 51.61.

Advance Directives: An advance directive describes, in writing, your choices about the treatments you want or do not want or about how health care decisions should be made for you if you become incapacitated and cannot express your wishes.

Last Revised: November 4, 2019