Ohio Dialysis Patient Resources
Patient Support and Financial Resources
Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati – Medication Aid Program
Offers qualified kidney patients financial assistance to offset medication costs.
National Kidney Foundation Serving Ohio and Kentucky
Offers emergency financial assistance to patients with limited funds living in Ohio and Kentucky.
Ohio Department of Health/Bureau of Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH)
Offers programs that will find and help pay for medical services for children under 21 who are residents of Ohio and have a Medical Handicap
Prescriptions will be filled for up to 100 tablets; refills are also free. The specific medication(s) in the program may change from time to time; as of 4/20/10, metformin (Glucophage) was available.
Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland/Lend Each Other A Helping Hand (LEAH) Program
This program provides a 30-day supply of strips, lancets, and syringes to diabetics who are residents of the service area.
#9 ESRD Network “The Renal Network”
911 E. 86th Street, Suite 202
Indianapolis, IN 46240
State Run Programs
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
- Adult Programs: Ohio Medicaid offers a span of programs for older adults and people with disabilities to assist with medical expenses. These programs provide health care coverage consisting of primary and acute-care benefit packages along with long-term care.
- Programs for Children: Ohio Healthy Families Health care coverage program for families that include a child younger than 19 and who meet income requirements.
- Medication Programs: Ohio’s Best Rx Prescription drug discount card program for seniors and low-income individuals.
- Additional Programs: Working Ohioans with disabilities may be interested in the Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities program.
Health Reform Status
Exchange: The federal government will run the health insurance exchange in Ohio.
Medicaid: The state will expand Medicaid eligibility.