Jose T. Villagomez Center for Dialysis

Contact Us
Hours
Monday-Saturday 5:30AM - 8:30PM
CLOSED on Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Location
CHCC Main Campus
Phone
(670) 236-8303/4
(670) 234-8950
  • Front Office: Ext. 3376
  • Station A: Ext. 3534/5
  • Station B: Ext. 3369

Milescelyn Rodriguez
Renal Head Nurse
The CHCC's Dialysis Center is a 26-bed, CMS accredited facility that provides both inpatient and outpatient dialysis to residents of the CNMI with end-stage renal disease or who require kidney replacement therapy. The Dialysis Center offers both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, with a dedicated staff of certifed nurses and providers who tend to about 25 patients per shift.
Services
  • Acute dialysis
  • Back-up Dialysis
  • Inpatient dialysis
  • Outpatient dialysis

The Dialysis Center also has dedicated social workers on staff to provide services to patients, including:
  • Monthly patient advocacy meetings
  • Monthly caregiver support group meetings
  • Weekly COTA passes for patients
  • Peer mentoring coordination
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for chronic pain
  • Pre-ESRD education classes
  • Off-island dialysis arrangements
  • Kidney transplant evaluation referrals
  • Annual psycho-social assessments, including screening for depression and chronic kidney disease/dialysis adjustment
  • Referrals to other CHCC services including the Community Guidance Center (CGC), CHCC psychiatry, and public health programs such as the betelnut and nicotine cessation program
  • Referrals to community-based resources including:
    • Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP)
    • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
    • Medicaid
    • Karidat
    • Office of Vocational Rehab (OVR)
    • CNMI Respite Service Program
    • Center for Independent Living (CIL)
    • Social Security Administration, Office of Assistive Technology
    • Office on Aging (OOA)
    • CNMI Housing Corporation
    • Northern Marianas Protection and Advocacy Systems Inc. (NMPASI)
Last Updated:1/30/2020