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Kidney Health Information Service

Have questions, or need to talk to a health professional about your kidney health? We're only a phone call away - call our KHIS line on 1800 454 363.

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TelEConnect

TelEConnect is a national peer support program that connencts kidney consumers and carers with trained mentors that have similar experiences living with or caring for someone affected by kidney disease.

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Carer support

Carer support can be financial, personal support or respite care for your loved one.

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Financial assistance

Here we provide information about financial assistance that may be available for people with kidney disease, especially those on dialysis or having a kidney transplant.

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Dialysis transport

Transport to dialysis can be difficult. There are some options that may be available to help you.

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Country travel

If you live in country areas there are state systems that provide transport and accommodation support. This includes payments for those who have to travel long distances to dialysis.

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Transplant housing program

We are dedicated to providing rural and regional kidney transplant patients with secure, comfortable quality accommodation where they can rest and recover from surgery or undergo dialysis training and education.

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Kidney Clubs

Our Kidney Clubs are support groups specifically for people with any stage of kidney disease.

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Kidney health education forums

Our kidney health education forums provide excellent opportunities to gain practical information about understanding and managing medications, nutrition and lifestyle options when living with chronic kidney disease.

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Personal stories

Here are the transcripts of interviews with people who have received kidney transplants from family members, in which they tell their stories and express gratitude for the gift of life.

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