Kidney Health Care

Kidney Health Care is a statewide program that helps Texans with end-stage renal disease pay for their treatment, including:

  • Dialysis treatments
  • Access surgery
  • Drugs
  • Travel to transplant or dialysis services
  • Medicare premiums

For more information, read the Kidney Health Care Client Handbook (PDF)

Where Can I Get Services?

You can get KHC services at:

  • Home
  • Hospitals
  • Dialysis facilities
  • Pharmacies

Covered services are limited to KHC-participating providers.

Who Is Eligible for Services?

The program is available to anyone who:

  • Lives in Texas
  • Has an income less than $60,000 per year
  • Has a diagnosis of end-stage renal disease from a licensed doctor
  • Gets regular dialysis treatments or has had a kidney transplant
  • Meets Medicare’s definition of end-stage renal disease
  • Isn’t eligible for Medicaid medical, drug or travel benefits

How Do I Apply for Services?

You must first visit a KHC-participating outpatient dialysis facility, hospital or U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facility. Facility social workers are available to help with the process.

Your social worker must send us the following:

Kidney Health Care Program no longer requires original signatures on the KHC client application and is now able to accept applications and supporting materials by fax or mail.

Fax Number: 512-206-3982 (for application submission only)

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Kidney Health Care
MC 1938
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347