Number of End-Stage Renal Disease patients statewide: 12,477
This state does not currently offer Medigap insurance to dialysis patients under 65.
Medicare, a federal program, pays for dialysis for over 80% of dialysis treatments. However, many issues concerning dialysis patients are actually handled at the state level.
Alabama Dialysis Patient Resources
Patient Support and Financial Resources
Alabama Kidney Foundation
This foundation has a variety of programs to assist patients suffering from kidney disease.
A financial assistance program exists for dialysis patients, but current kidney patients in stages 1-4 of chronic kidney disease are not eligible. A maximum award of $150 is available per patient. Income is not a factor for eligibility in this program. The patient must be on dialysis, a state resident and seek aid through their social worker.
#8 ESRD Network
1755 Lelia Drive, Suite 400
Jackson, MS 39216
- Adult Programs: Pays for medical and long-term care services for low-income pregnant women, children, certain people on Medicare, disabled individuals and nursing home residents. These individuals must meet certain income and other requirements.
- Programs for Children: ALL Kids is a low-cost, comprehensive healthcare coverage program for children under age 19.
- Medication Programs: SenioRX/Wellness Resource Center Prescription assistance and wellness program for people over age 55 with chronic medical conditions and no prescription coverage.
Health Reform Status:
Exhange: The federal government will run the health insurance exchange in Alabama.
Medicaid: Alabama will not expand Medicaid.