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Financial assistance 
for dialysis patients

I tried to find as much financial help as I could while on dialysis.   I was on the phone for HOURS but I wouldn't give up!

From federal & state level to household utilities such as heating fuel & electric to contacting pharmaceutical companies.

I will add more links as I come across them

 If you have ANY questions or suggested links to add, I will do my best to help.  Please don't hesitate,  just contact me. 

Also, if you're on dialysis talk to your social worker. They are a good source of information and help.

American Kidney Fund Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP)

If you have kidney failure and have health insurance coverage but are unable to afford the cost of your premiums, the American Kidney Fund's Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP) may be able to help. Patients may qualify for this program if they have demonstrated insufficient income and savings to pay their premium bills. HIPP covers premiums for Part B Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid (in states that charge premiums), commercial plans (including Marketplace plans), employer group health plans and COBRA plans.  

The Grants Management System

Helps patients request financial assistance from the  American Kidney Fund.

They paid for my primary and secondary insurance while on dialysis for 7 1/2 years

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Different way to get financial help during your time on dialysis.

The U.S. Congress passed the Social Security Amendments of 1972 that guarantee Medicare coverage for most people with kidney failure—even those under age 65.

I personally had Original Medicare while on dialysis and 3 years after transplant.

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)

They are a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. 


This medication helps keep your Phosphorus levels where they need to be. While on dialysis my levels were way out of wack so I used this medication.  Fosrenol is expensive so my social worker helped me fill this application in order to get assistance directly from Novartis.   Speak to your Nephrologist or dialysis social worker.

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