Central and Northern Adelaide Renal and Transplantation Services (CNARTS)

CNARTS is one of Australia’s largest dialysis and transplant units, providing services across central and northern Adelaide, plus remote and rural locations in South Australia.

Our service provides medical, nursing and allied health expertise for:

  • all stages of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • home and unit based dialysis
  • kidney, pancreas and islet transplant
  • conservative care
  • young adult transition care
  • obstetric nephrology care
  • surgical management of renal patients.

Contact details

General enquiries and outpatients appointment enquiries:

Download the CNARTS service brochure for more information.


Services provided at CNARTS include:

  • Management of all kidney conditions and chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • Inpatient and outpatient consultant-led service (medical and surgical)
  • Peritoneal and haemodialysis - in hospital, self-managed, in home and via outreach ‘satellite’ units across South Australia (SA)
  • Dialysis Start Program
  • Dialysis access - medical and surgical
  • Kidney, pancreas and islet cell transplantation  covering patients in both South Australia and Northern Territory
  • Youth transition clinics
  • Obstetric Nephrology Service – pre-pregnancy planning for men and women, antenatal care and post-partum follow up
  • Kidney Care Team – CKD and renal treatment options education and support
  • Renal nurse practitioners - home therapies, haemodialysis and supportive care
  • Allied Health renal specialists: dietetics, social work, pharmacy, psychology, Aboriginal health practitioner
  • Renal nurse specialist consultation and service coordination for: vascular access, transplantation, complex care needs
  • 24/7 onsite and on-call medical staff
  • Regional area and telemedicine consults

Services not provided:

  • Urinary Tract Obstruction
  • Assessment of Renal Tumours
  • Prostatic and other urological issues – please refer to Urology
  • Paediatric Nephrology


Service locations

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and families

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients undergoing renal dialysis and accessing services through CNARTS, there are services in place to help, from diagnosis through to starting and accessing your treatment. 

The Royal Adelaide Hospital Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island Health and Wellbeing hub, located on Level 3 of the RAH, just to the left of the main entrance, has a range of services to help patients and families. 

The Aboriginal Health Practitioners on hand can assist with a range of support services, with the hub itself offering a space for Aboriginal people from diverse backgrounds and rural locations to meet in a safe and supportive environment. 

The hub is open: 8.30am  4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

For more specific information regarding kidney disease, diagnosis and treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, go to Kidney Health Australia's Indigenous Resource library