Call: (216) 771-2700
Fax: (216) 771-5114

Service Area

If you live or dialyze in the following counties,
you may qualify for assistance:


Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Erie, Gallia, Geauga, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Huron, Jefferson, Lake, Lawrence, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Washington, Wayne

West Virginia

Brooke, Ritchie, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood

Renal Resource Guide

This renal resource guide was created as a tool for kidney patients and their families. It is reviewed annually and updated when new and relevant contact information is made available. Reach out to the Kidney Foundation of Ohio for additional resources as services are continually changing.


  • Medication Program

    Financial aid is made available to help individuals purchase renal medications and nutritional supplements. More details can be found on the cover page of the program applications.

    Medication Assistance Program Application
    Lake County Medication Program Application

    Nutritional Supplement Order Form
    Summit County Patients- Nutrition Program App

  • Insulin Program

    An emergency insulin program has been established to assist diabetic patients in Cuyahoga County. Approved applicants can receive an emergency supply of insulin, syringes, or pen needles. The grant is available one time only, and when no other assistance is accessible. To access the 2023 application, click here.

  • Transportation Program

    We provide financial aid to pay for safe, reliable, and affordable transportation to and from dialysis or transplant appointments. In emergency situations, bus passes and cab vouchers are issued to patients.

    Transportation Assistance Program applications are no longer being accepted for 2023.

  • Identification Bands

    The Foundation provides personalized medical alert bands to renal patients. In emergency situations, this ID band may help to save your life. If you live in the Foundation’s service area, request your free identification band. Allow two to four weeks for delivery.

  • Emergency Grant

    An emergency grant, available once a year, can be issued to a renal patient when an incident occurs that has an impact on the patient’s life and no other assistance is available. Unexpected high utility bills, auto repairs, and medical supplies are often situations where emergency grants are awarded. To access the 2023 application, click here.

  • Information & Referral

    Living with Chronic Kidney Disease requires significant lifestyle adjustments for patients and their families. This may cause individuals to feel helpless or overwhelmed, inhibiting the person’s ability to follow treatment guidelines, resulting in poor medical outcomes. We provide support to patients and families, allowing them to take control of their health for better management and outcomes.

Contact Molly DeBrosse, LSW at (216) 771-2700 or for additional resources or questions


These programs are based on the amount of funding available and is limited to the Foundation’s thirty-seven county service area.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted and must be completed annually, without exception. Intentionally misleading information is cause for denial of assistance. There is a minimum two-week review process for all applications. If approved, renewals must be submitted by July 1st to maintain funding on program. Programs may be changed or discontinued at any time without notice.

If you are a client who has applied or been approved for services, this handbook will serve as a guide for any questions you may have regarding your interaction with the Kidney Foundation of Ohio’s services.