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Medicare.gov

Use this site to apply for Medicare, find supplemental insurance plans, hospitals, drug plans, doctors, nursing homes, dialysis facilities, and more.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

American Kidney Fund HelpLine

Call AKF HelpLine at 1-866-300-2900 or submit a question online for information about kidney disease, including prevention, treatment, financial assistance, organ donation, and support programs.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

American Kidney Fund

Common Questions About Kidney Disease

Common questions about kidney health, renal dialysis, transplantation, organ and tissue donation, and paying for treatment are answered here.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

American Kidney Fund

Dialysis Facility Compare

This site provides important information and resources for patients and family members who want to learn more about chronic kidney disease and dialysis. Use it to compare dialysis treatment centers.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

DialysisFinder

Locate dialysis centers throughout the United States by searching online or calling a dialysis placement specialist toll-free at 1-866-889-6019.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

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Eat Right to Feel Right on Hemodialysis

Discover the effects that food, fluids, potassium, phosphorous, protein, sodium, and calories have on patients undergoing hemodialysis for the treatment of kidney disease.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Financial Help for Treatment of Kidney Failure

This article provides an overview of financial help that may be available for the treatment of kidney failure through Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Administration, and private insurance.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Kidney Failure: Choosing a Treatment That's Right for You

This document describes kidney failure and treatment choices used to replace the work kidneys normally perform. Learn about your options so you can make an informed choice.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Life Options: Free Materials for Kidney Patients

Download free brochures on exercise for dialysis patients, tips for traveling, employment and vocational rehabilitation, and more.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Life Options Rehabilitation Program

Patient Grants: Financial Help for Kidney Patients

The American Kidney Fund helps more than 87,000 kidney patients in the United States with health insurance premiums and other treatment-related expenses that insurance does not cover.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

American Kidney Fund

Supplier Directory for Durable Medical Equipment

The purpose of this tool is to provide contact information for suppliers that offer services or products under the Medicare program. Enter your zip code to begin searching for suppliers of hospital beds, portable oxygen, wheelchairs, canes, blood glucose monitors, and more.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Your Kidney Test Results- (PDF)

This chart illustrates the normal ranges for BUN, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and other blood values that are important for kidney patients to monitor their health status.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

NIH National Kidney Disease Education Program