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Kidney Confident educational classes

If you’re living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or supporting someone who is, our educational kidney care classes can help you navigate your journey with confidence.

There’s power in knowing

Information is power, especially when it comes to your health. So it’s natural to feel a little overwhelmed with all the kidney care information out there or to be scared about what steps to take next.

You’re not alone in this journey. Our Kidney Confident educational classes offer topics tailored to your needs. You also get tools, information and resources to help you make decisions about your treatment choices and meet your health and lifestyle goals.

You can learn about:

  • Why kidneys are so important, and what they do
  • Foods to eat for kidney health
  • How to understand your diagnosis, and ways to cope
  • How to find treatment options, like home dialysis, in-center dialysis and transplant
  • Avenues of support available to you, and more

It’s easy to register

You have options. Depending on where you live, in-person and virtual classes are available. See our FAQs for more details on our locations.

Send us a registration call-back request online

Fill out a short form with your contact details, and we’ll reach out to you to get you scheduled.

Education request form

Call us directly to register

We’re here from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CT). If you miss us, just leave a voicemail message, and we’ll get back to you.

Call 1-800-594-4202 to register.


How long are the classes?
Classes last about an hour, but they may run longer since we can tailor topics to meet your needs. We can also cover educational topics through a series of meetings that include you and, if you like, your family members and caregivers.

Who teaches the classes?
Trained kidney care professionals teach these classes. They have plenty of experience and knowledge and are here to help answer all your kidney care and treatment questions.

How do I attend the classes?
You can take classes in person or virtually from the convenience of your home. You can also choose the class format that fits your needs — whether you meet one-on-one with a teacher or join a group class.

When you’re ready to register, call 1-800-594-4202 and we’ll get back to you to schedule.

What if there are no classes in my area?
We’re currently offering in-person and virtual appointments in Austin, TX, and the Philadelphia/South Jersey area. We’re working on adding more learning sessions in other areas, so if we’re not in your area yet, just look for us soon.

Let me know when classes are in my area

What technology will I need for the virtual class?
No special software is required. All you need is a smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer that’s connected to the internet. We’ll email or text you a link to join the virtual class. That’s it.

Is there a cost for the classes?
There’s no extra cost for you or your health plan to attend these courses.

Can my family member or caregiver attend the class?
Of course. It’s important to have a support system to help you manage chronic kidney disease and make treatment choices. So we welcome your family members, friends and caregivers to attend these classes at no extra cost.