The Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre has a nephrology program that offers specialty services to children and youth with concerns affecting their kidney function.

What we do

We diagnosis and manage medical concerns involving the kidney, such as:

  • Acute and chronic kidney disease
  • Hematuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal stones
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Nephritis
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Solitary/ectopic kidneys
  • HS Purpura
  • Reflux
  • High blood pressure
  • Fluid retention
  • Electrolyte and mineral imbalances.

Follow-up, support and education of the different diagnoses is offered through regular outpatient clinics.

Who we see

We provide care for children and youth up to their 18th birthday. We also assist them to transition to referred adult services.

Our team

Our team is comprised of the following health-care professionals:

  • Visiting nephrologists from IWK Children’s Hospital in Halifax, NS
  • Adult nephrologists
  • Nurse coordinators
  • Dietitians
  • Medical daycare staff
  • Social workers
  • Administrative assistants

Pharmacy, laboratory and X-ray technicians, nurses and staff of the operating room, recovery room, surgical daycare and inpatient units are also a part of our team as needed.

How to access this service

A referral is required from a health-care provider, such as your family doctor, emergency physician, or a nurse practitioner. See referrals.

When your appointment is scheduled, our office will send a letter or reach out via telephone.

Where we are

Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre
300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NL
A1B 3V6

IWK Children’s Hospital
Nephrology Department
5980 University Ave #5850
Halifax, NS
B3K 6R8

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Clinics are also offered: six times per year at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre in St. John’s, and four times per year at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook.

Adult nephrologists are also available for urgent consultations.

How to reach us

Nurse coordinator – Telephone: 709-777-2219, Fax 709-738-4151

Nephrology secretary – Telephone: 709-777-4146, Fax 709-738-4151

Frequently asked questions

What is a nephrologist?

A nephrologist is a medical professional who diagnoses, treats and manages acute and chronic kidney problems and diseases.

Who is a nurse coordinator?

A registered nurse coordinator is an registered nurse (RN) who specializes in specific programs providing support, education, coordination of patient care and treatments by including all members of the patient’s care team.

What are common tests used in the nephrology clinic?

  • Blood work
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computed tomography (CT or CAT)
  • Urine tests
  • Genetic tests
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
  • Creatinine

Your nephrology team will explain each test as it is required in your circle of care.

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Last updated: 2022-08-09