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Kidney Transplant Referral Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need a transplant?

For most individuals, a nephrologist or primary care provider will advise you on when kidney transplantation is the best course of action. This care plan is put in motion when an individual is diagnosed with a condition that results in End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

Does the Johns Hopkins Hospital take my insurance?

In order to receive a kidney transplant at Johns Hopkins you must have adequate health insurance. Prior to being evaluated for transplantation, all patients will have their insurance verified by the transplant financial advocates. This process informs you and the transplant center of your insurance benefits related to transplantation and whether the Johns Hopkins Hospital is in network and accepts these benefits.

If the Johns Hopkins Hospital is out of network or your insurance company does not work with/contract with Hopkins, the transplant financial advocates will work with you to inform you of transplant centers who are in network.

Do you have a question regarding kidney transplants at Johns Hopkins? Contact us for more information.

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