Financial Assistance

Services for Medina County Residents

KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF MEDINA COUNTY PROGRAM POLICIES

The Kidney Foundation of Medina County will assist individuals in paying for medications prescribed as a result of their kidney disease and will reimburse kidney patients for transportation to and from Dialysis Centers for treatment associated with kidney disease.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Any kidney patient residing in Medina County, Ohio is eligible to apply for assistance from the Kidney Foundation of Medina County, Determination will be made based on stated financial need of the resident.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Completed application, signed by your physician (for Medication Assistance) and your social worker (if applicable) should be sent to the Kidney Foundation of Medina County. Applications may be submitted at any time.

Patient Medication Assistance Policy

WHAT MEDICATIONS ARE COVERED?

The Foundation maintains an approved list of medications generally prescribed for kidney patients. The Foundation will only pay for medications which appear on this list and only generic equivalents, if available. You will be asked to pay the difference between the generic and the brand name.

Patients who are covered by Medicare or private insurance programs MUST use the benefits these programs provide in paying for their medications. The Foundation will cover only those medications NOT covered elsewhere.

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?

Based on your completed application, determination will be made for each grant amount, and you will be notified by mail. Buehler’s Pharmacy is authorized to fill your prescriptions and the bill will be sent to the Foundation. You will receive a monthly statement listing the medications charged to your grant. Funds remaining at the end of the year cannot be carried over to the following year. A new application must be on file by December 20, to insure that a new grant is in place by January 1.

Transportation Reimbursement Policy

WHAT TRANSPORTATION IS COVERED?

Only transportation to and from kidney dialysis centers. No Trips prior to Application to the Kidney Foundation will be covered. For those dialysis patients using Medina County Transit, reimbursement will be made directly to the Transit. For Transportation Reimbursement, you will be sent a packet of Request Forms. Each time you visit the Dialysis Center have your nurse sign the form to verify your visit.

Click here for a sample Medication/Transportation Assistance form

WHEN AM I REIMBURSED?

At the end of each month send your completed Transportation Reimbursement Request Form to the Kidney Foundation in the envelope we will provide. You will be reimbursed for each verified round trip. Parking will not be reimbursed.

Click here for a printable application form

Educational Assistance

Jack G. McCray Memorial Education Fund – For patients and spouses
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Mary I. Cline Memorial Education Fund – For dependent children of renal patients
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The Following Programs Are Available for Medina County Residents:

  • Medication Assistance Program
  • Grants are awarded to help pay for life-giving renal medications
  • Transportation Assistance Program
  • Assistance with the cost of transportation to and from hemodialysis treatments