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 Kidney Health Care 

Mailing Address:

Kidney Health Care
Specialty Health Care 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.)

Kidney Health Caree
Specialty Health Care Services, MC 1938
Health and Human Services Commission-Moreton Building
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756

Ask questions by phone:

1-800-222-3986 — Help Desk (toll-free)
512-776-7150 — Austin
512-776-7162 — Fax

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


Specialty Health Care Services

Kidney Health Care is part of the Specialty Health Care Services (SHCS) at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. SHCS purchases services through its benefit programs for clients. Other programs in SHCS include: Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program, Hemophilia Assistance Program, Navigate Life Texas, and Title V Fee for Service Program Prenatal and Dental and Child Health and Dental. Details about the other programs are on their web pages.         


Last updated February 8, 2017