Document and Entity Information Document and Entity Information
Jan. 23, 2020
Cover page.  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.001 par value
Document Type 8-K
Document Period End Date Jan. 23, 2020
Entity Registrant Name DAVITA INC.
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE
Entity File Number 1-14106
Entity Tax Identification Number 51-0354549
Entity Address, Address Line One 2000 16th Street
Entity Address, City or Town Denver,
Entity Address, State or Province CO
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 80202
City Area Code 720
Local Phone Number 631-2100
Written Communications false
Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Entity Central Index Key 0000927066
Amendment Flag false
Trading Symbol DVA
Security Exchange Name NYSE