American Kidney Fund Financial Assistance

Ensuring that U.S. dialysis patients are able to afford their medical expenses has been the heart of the American Kidney Fund’s mission since its founding 45 years ago. AKF’s need-based programs help patients with health insurance premiums, transportation costs, prescription medications, and many other necessities related to health care.

Two additional AKF resources for patients and their families:

AKF just launched FIRST30, an education program for patients who are new to dialysis. It’s a week-by-week plan for adjusting to dialysis with helpful information including a checklist, and a series of videos featuring patients and professionals. Learn more.

AKF also holds monthly webinars for patients and caregivers. All past webinars are archived for on-demand viewing. A wide range of topics are covered, including treatment options, diet, preparing for transplant, depression, and more. A link to the webinar page.