?Hemodialysis Unit - Vancouver General Hospital

We provide hospital-based dialysis. A dialysis schedule will be set up for the patient's first treatment. They are advised to arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled time. The first treatment will take 3 - 4 hours.

If you are diagnosed with end stage kidney disease requiring renal replacement therapy, you may be treated in the Vancouver General Hospital Hemodialysis Unit.

Vancouver General Hospital - Jim Pattison Pavilion

899 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 1M9
Phone: (604) 875-4181
Fax: (604) 875-5670

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.


A physician's referral to nephrologist is required.

Parking & transportation

There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:

  • Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.
  • The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12th and West 13th Avenue.

There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.

 Download parking rates for VCH facilities