Number of dialysis patients statewide: 1,667
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.
Rhode Island Dialysis Patient Resources
Patient Support and Financial Resources
National Kidney Foundation of New England
This foundation has a grant to assist patients who have kidney disease or are transplant recipients with a variety of needs.
The Kidney Transplant/Dialysis Association, Inc. (KT/DA)
The KT/DA provides direct financial aid to needy kidney patients and donors in New England.
P.O. Box 51362 GMF
Boston, MA 02205-1362
#1 Network of New England
1952 Whitney Avenue, 2nd Floor
Hamden, CT 06517
State Run Programs
Rhode Island Department of Human Services
- Adult Programs: A federal- and state-funded program that pays for medical and health related services for eligible Rhode Islanders.
- Programs for Children: Medical Assistance for Children with Special Health Care Needs
- Children with special health care needs may qualify for Medical Assistance due to their disability or condition.
- Additional Programs: Rite Care and Rite Share, for families and those who need premium assistance.
Health Reform Status
Exchange: Rhode Island will run its own state-based health insurance exchange.
Medicaid: The state will expand Medicaid eligibility.