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

Organization URL(s)

Other Contact Information

3 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3580
1-800-891-5390 (Voice - Toll-free)
703-738-4929 (FAX)
1-866-569-1162 (TTY)


The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC) is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Established in 1987, the Clearinghouse provides information about diseases of the kidneys and urologic system to people with kidney and urologic disorders and to their families, health care profressionals, and the public. The NKUDIC answers inquiries, develops and distributes publications, and works closely with professional and patient organizations and Government agencies to coordinate resources about kidney and urologic diseases.

Print Resources

The NKUDIC distributes publications about kidney and urologic diseases, provided free of copyright, in varying reading levels. Publications include easy-to-read booklets, fact sheets, Spanish-language materials, and two quarterly newsletters--Kidney Disease Research Updates and Urologic Diseases Research Updates. Patients, health care professionals, and the general public can order publications through an online publications catalog. The NKUDIC also sends publications to health fairs and community events. All publications produced by the NKUDIC are carefully reviewed by both NIDDK scientists and outside experts.

Review Date

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011