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Financial Assistance and Programs for Kidney Patients

The American Kidney Fund leads the nation in charitable assistance to dialysis patients, helping more than 87,000 patients pay for health insurance premiums and other treatment-related expenses in 2013. Our HelpLine provides health information and resource referrals to patients in English and Spanish. Programs for children include summer enrichment activities and the annual Calendar Kids Art Contest.

If you are a patient who is in need of treatment-related financial assistance, speak with your dialysis center social worker about submitting an application to AKF. 


Patient Assistance Programs

The American Kidney Fund offers several programs that help qualifying dialysis patients pay for health insurance premiums, prescription medicines and other treatment-related expenses. Patients should speak with their social workers to apply for these programs.


Do you have questions about your kidneys? Has someone you know recently received a diagnosis? Contact the American Kidney Fund’s HelpLine.

Programs for Children

AKF’s programs for pediatric kidney patients include grants for summer enrichment activities and the popular Calendar Kids Art Contest. 

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Have questions about our financial assistance programs, the status of an application, or related matters? Call the American Kidney Fund's Patient Services department at 1.800.795.3226, or contact us online.   

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