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Patient Education

Information for Patients

Chronic Kidney Disease

Fluid Overload Project - ESRD Network of Texas Patient Advisory Committee (PAC)

Dialysis Patient Citizens Education Center


Missed Treatments


Self Care


Speak Up! Help Prevent Errors in Your Care


Be Involved! - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)


National Kidney Foundation - Patient Programs and Services

  • NKF Cares
  • PEERS Lending Support: A national, telephone-based peer support program from NKF. Connects people who want support with people that have been there. Helps people adjust to living with chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, or a kidney transplant.


Support Groups

HOPEline Peer Support Phone Line – Renal Support Network

  • If you are a person with chronic kidney disease, family member or caregiver and don't know what to expect, call us. Connect with another person who has lived successfully with kidney disease and can share their experience, strength and hope with you on what they have done to navigate this illness successfully.
  • Call the HOPEline - (800) 579-1970 (toll-free) Monday through Friday from 10am to 8pm (PT)
  • HOPELine en Español - (800) 780-4238 (toll-free) Monday through Friday from 10am to 8pm (PT) Support for Spanish speaking patients HOPELine en Espanol
  • An illness is too demanding when you don't have HOPE 

ESRD Support Group Resources 



Using your CRIT-LINE Monitor to Manage Your Dry Weight for An Optimal Hemodialysis Treatment

Section 504 and ADA




Treatment Adherence



Diet Resources