Texas Kidney Foundation (TKF) is dedicated to the early detection of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Because we know the difficulties that go along with CKD, we use a proactive approach to address the disease. We believe early detection, education, and support will help Texans maintain their quality of life. TKF began because there was a need for patient services in the San Antonio and Rio Grande Valley regions because the local chapter of the nation’s largest kidney foundation closed its doors and left the area. Unfortunately, they didn’t take kidney disease with them.
We know it can be overwhelming finding out you or a loved one has kidney disease. But you are not alone. There is a large network of resources out there that many people don’t realize even exists. Our educational resources, programs and events provide the information you need to make the best decisions for your health and feel empowered.
- SILENT BUT DEADLY CAMPAIGN
Complete a short survey and receive a free at-home kidney test.
The official website U.S. Government website for medicare
- TALKING WITH CHILDREN
Tips for caregivers, parents, and teachers during infections disease outbreaks
- TAKING CARE OF YOUR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak
Financial assistance to access quality healthcare services through University Health System.
- DIALYSIS FACILITY COMPARE
Find and compare information about the services and quality of care provided at dialysis facilities in any state.
- KIDNEY QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Find answers to commonly asked questions about kidney disease.
- NATIONAL KIDNEY DISEASE EDUCATION PROGRAM
Tools to help provide kidney disease education.
- KIDNEY DISEASE AND DIET
Information from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on Kidney Disease.
- AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS
A list of support groups in Texas.
Click here for a full list of resources.
Community Counselors help people who are uninsured, whose existing coverage does not provide mental health services benefits, are low-income and lack the money to pay for counseling services, or who would not receive treatment any other way. Counseling services are provided by trained, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed marriage and family counselors. Sessions are private and conducted in a safe and familiar environment such as churches and community centers.
The first meeting with a counselor is free. A modest fee based on a sliding fee scale is collected for each follow-up session; however, no one is denied service because they cannot pay.
We provide free testing for high blood pressure, kidney disease, and diabetes across Texas to help detect early-stage kidney disease. Detection at its earliest stages helps to understand what interventions are necessary to encourage a better quality of life and increase knowledge and support in the fight against kidney disease.
Our Texas Kidney Check (TKC) program began in 2013 as a multi-faceted free wellness check. For many of the participants we serve, the TKC is the only healthcare they will receive for the year. With that knowledge in mind, we created an exam that checks hypertension, diabetes, and creatinine in about 15 minutes.
Click here for our in person screening calendar.
Join the Fight Against Kidney Disease!
Every program and event is made possible by people like you who contribute their unique backgrounds, skills, and talents.
We need leaders, thinkers, movers and shakers, educators, communicators, and talented people to help win the fight against kidney disease.
Click here to fill out the volunteer registration form.