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How can I find out if a particular dialysis center is right for me?

Information on over 5,600 US-based dialysis centers is available online through the Medicare website. To help you make choices about your care, you can compare different facilities side-by-side and evaluate each facility based upon clinic characteristics and quality measures. You can search for dialysis facilities by name or geographic proximity. After completing an initial facility comparison to determine which facilities best meet your needs -- such as the number of hemodialysis stations at a particular location and whether there are evening shifts available -- visit the facilities that you're most interested in. Talk to the staff and people receiving dialysis, as well as your doctor to ensure that this dialysis facility is a good fit for you. Information on over 5,600 US-based dialysis centers is available online through the Medicare website at www.medicare.gov

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