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UNC now offers a unique program to support patients and families facing kidney disease, the Kidney Palliative Care Clinic (KPCC). The Kidney Palliative Care Clinic provides specialized care with a focus on the specific needs of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). It is a benefit offered to patients in the UNC Nephrology Clinic as a way to provide support throughout their journey with kidney disease.


  • Symptom evaluation and management recommendations
  • Support to address stressors related to chronic illness
  • Assistance with treatment related decision making based on patient’s priorities and values
  • Advance care planning
  • Care coordination and communication with patient’s provider(s)
  • Guidance on community resources


Kidney Palliative Care is currently offered through the UNC Hospitals Kidney and Hypertension Specialty Clinic at Eastowne with opportunities for virtual visits on a case-by-case basis.

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