Kidney Transplant

Kidney Transplant Costs

Each patient’s insurance coverage is different.

Medicare/Medicaid and private health insurance pays for some or all of:

  • Evaluation/testing of the recipient and donor;
  • Surgery of the recipient and donor.
You will review your personal financial and insurance situation with the Barnes-Jewish Hospital financial coordinator who will be part of your transplant team.

Possible out-of-pocket costs

  • Out-of-pocket costs may include parking, hotel, gas, childcare, Medicare/insurance co-pays or deductibles, etc.
  • Transplant drug costs for the first year are generally the highest.
    • Typically covered at 80 percent by Medicare Part B for three years (longer if you qualify for Medicare due to age or disability)
    • Monthly drug costs will vary and can range from $0 to $3,500 per month.
For additional information or to begin a kidney transplant evaluation, call .

Kidney Transplant - Gift 1

Edith Ritter needed a kidney transplant. Her son Steven Pursely found out he was a match. Watch their special relationship play out in Part 1 of this three part Patient Story series.


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