At SSM Health Cardinal Glennon, an expert team of physicians and nurses provide quality care for patients with renal failure, using dialysis as a bridge to kidney transplantation for children of all ages.
The outpatient pediatric Dialysis Unit is located on the third floor and can accommodate up to four patients at a time. Because dialysis patients are in the hospital for several hours at a time, we want to make sure your child is as comfortable as possible. We provide several resources and distractions:
Child Life Services
Dialysis Social Worker
DVD players and televisions
Laptop and video games
Shining Star School
Starlight Fun Center
Cardinal Glennon’s dialysis team is also responsible for providing dialysis to inpatients with portable dialysis machines. For families who choose to dialyze at home, education is provided and home peritoneal dialysis is arranged.
Watch videos about How the Body Works and learn more about your child's health in our KidsHealth library and resource center.
To reach the Dialysis Unit, please call 314-268-6423.