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Dialysis Services

TAMC offers hemodialysis services at the County Dialysis Center at North Street Healthcare in Presque Isle. Our staff offers professional, compassionate care in a comfortable setting. We strive to maximize the quality of life for our patients, and teach how to live with kidney disease while maintaining a high quality of life. TAMC is the only provider of dialysis in Aroostook County.

What is dialysis?

There are several causes of kidney disease, with diabetes and high blood pressure being the most common.  Although dialysis treatment is not a cure for kidney disease, it does enable people to live many years after their kidneys no longer function. 

Dialysis treatments perform the functions of healthy kidneys, keeping the body in balance. A dialyser is an artificial kidney, which performs the same functions as a normal kidney. A dialysis machine moves the blood through the dialyser and back into the patient. Through the process of diffusion and osmosis, the dialyser removes waste products and fluid, as well as maintains the appropriate amount of potassium, sodium and other electrolytes that are compatible to maintain life.

Dialysis is needed when a person's kidneys can no longer take care of their body's needs, usually by the time the kidneys have lost about 85 to 90 percent of their function.

County Dialysis Center
23 North Street (Suite #5)
Presque Isle, ME  04769
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