What Should You Expect to Pay for Kidney Dialysis Without Insurance?

What Should You Expect to Pay for Kidney Dialysis Without Insurance?

What Should You Expect to Pay for Kidney Dialysis Without Insurance?

The cost of kidney dialysis without insurance is about $500 or more per treatment, as of 2015, according to CostHelper Health. For a patient receiving a standard three treatments per week, this can cost more than $72,000 a year. This does not include the cost of additional medications or vitamins.

If a patient needs an emergency dialysis treatment at a hospital, the cost can be $9,000 or more, reports CostHelper Health. Patients who suffer from end-stage kidney disease are usually eligible for Medicare, but the waiting period for benefits to start can last up to four months. Most Medicare plans charge patients a coinsurance of 20 percent for dialysis, but patients usually supplement this with a secondary insurance plan.