Kidney Health Care Program (KHC)

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ICD-10 codes are effective 10/1/2015.

Benefit Summary

The Kidney Health Care Program (KHC) helps people with end-stage renal disease get their health care services. It helps clients with their

  • Dialysis treatments
  • Access surgery
  • Drugs
  • Travel to health care visits
  • Medicare premiums

Eligibility Summary

The program is available to anyone who

  1. lives in Texas
  2. has an income of less than $60,000 per year
  3. has a diagnosis of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) from a licensed physician
  4. meets Medicare’s definition of ESRD
  5. gets regular dialysis treatments OR has received a kidney transplant
  6. can NOT get Medicaid medical, drug, or travel benefits  

Contact the Kidney Health Care Program

Mailing Address:

Kidney Health Care Program
Department of State Health Services, MC 1938
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Physical Address:

We only receive special service deliveries such as UPS or Federal Express at this address. (Sólo recibimos entregas especiales de servicios como UPS o Federal Express en este domicilio.)

Purchased Health Services Unit
Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756

Ask questions by phone:

Kidney Health Care Program Inquiry Line at 1-800-222-3986 — Toll Free
512/776-7150 — Austin
512/776-7162 — Fax

Send comments, questions, complaints, or broken links by e-mail to Kidney Health Care Program.  

Purchased Health Services Unit

The Kidney Health Care Program is part of the Purchased Health Services Unit (PHSU). The unit purchases services through its benefit programs for clients. The other programs in PHSU are the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program and the Hemophilia Assistance Program. Details about the other programs are on their web pages.

Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program logo, link to homepage      Hemophilia Assistance Program logo, link to homepage      

Last updated July 7, 2016