Working While on Dialysis

Dialysis treatment does not need to disrupt your career. It is important to understand your rights as an employee and coordinate with your employer to create a plan that suits your work and dialysis treatment schedules.

Know Your Rights

Americans with Disabilities Act

This act prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating in hiring, training, and other privileges of employment, and requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities.

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Family and Medical Leave Act

This act allows eligible employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of insurance coverage.

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The Ticket to Work Program

This program aims to help Social Security beneficiaries go to work, get a good job and become financially independent while keeping their Medicare or Medicaid coverage.

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Pack healthy meals for work

Here are some simple tips to keep in mind. You can also check out more nutrition resources on our Diet & Nutrition page.

Make extra food for dinner to use as leftovers for tomorrow's lunch.

Keep healthy proteins on hand like chicken, fish, or eggs to easily add to a sandwich or salad. 

Make rice or pasta the night before and add your favorite protein or vegetables.

Required to travel for your job?

U.S. Renal Care is happy to help you arrange dialysis care during your travels. Start with submitting a Travel Request Form to get in touch with a travel coordinator.


Find a Center Travel Request Form