Information and Support
The NKFM has a call-line where people with kidney disease and their family members can talk to knowledgeable individuals about living with kidney disease. They will answer your questions and help find additional information. The NKFM takes thousands of calls each year from people touched by kidney disease. Call us at 800-482-1455 today to talk and get more information! Also, if you do not have a doctor because you do not have health insurance, consider applying for health care coverage, including Medicaid, through your local Department of Health and Human Services office. You can also apply online at www.mibridges.michigan.gov or call 1-855-789-5610.
Identification tags provide medical information on either a necklace or bracelet at a nominal cost to the individual. The tags are engraved with the individual’s name, medical condition, allergies, emergency contact, and doctor’s name. Tags are sent to the person within four weeks of ordering. To purchase an ID Tag, please complete the ID Tag application.
Luann Scheppelmann-Eib Emergency Fund
The Luann Scheppelmann-Eib Emergency Fund provides a one-time help of up to $100 for the urgent needs of people with kidney disease. Payments are made directly to vendors. Common uses for emergency funds include: transportation to dialysis, utility bills, food, prescription co-pays, medical equipment, and moving. To apply, contact your social worker to fill out the Emergency Fund application.
While the majority of our staff is working remotely to comply with efforts to reduce the spread of the virus, we are still here for you . . . just not as physically close. Questions about kidney disease or transplant can be emailed to [email protected]. We are accepting phone inquiries at 800-482-1455 but responses may be slightly delayed.