The Illinois State Chronic Renal Disease program assists Illinois residents who have been diagnosed as having chronic renal disease at the stage of irreversible renal impairment requiring a regular course of dialysis to maintain life. The program is for patients with chronic renal diseases who require lifesaving care and treatment, but do not qualify for Medicaid or All Kids or cannot meet spenddown.
Factors that affect eligibility include earned income, family size, payments made for other insurance (including Medicare), other medical expenses, transportation costs and necessary employment expenses. The services provided under the program are available at little or no cost, depending on how the patient qualifies. In some cases the patient may be required to pay a participant fee, if their family income exceeds the standard.
Patients must meet income qualifications and be a U. S. citizen or meet certain immigration requirements. Applications are available at the Medicare approved dialysis facility where the dialysis services are provided.
The Illinois State Chronic Renal Disease program was established by statute in 1967 and is administered by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Bureau of Comprehensive Health Services
State Chronic Renal Disease Program-Program Coordinator
607 E. Adams Street, 13th Floor
Springfield, IL 62701
Telephone: (217) 524-7143
Fax: (217) 557-3502