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California - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes

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California - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes

Hock's offers 30-50% discounted prices on diabetes supplies.  We cannot specifically recommend or endorse any company but we have been listing Hock's in our resource directory for over a year as one of the two cheapest online companies to purchase from.  We recently affiliated with Hock's because our own experience with them has been so positive.  If you do place an order through our site, they will contribute financially towards our cause and you will get reasonable prices for diabetes supplies.

National Kidney Foundation of Northern California - Offers a variety of patient services including free medical alert jewelry, counseling and support. and various financial assistance programs.

    National Kidney Foundation of Northern California, Inc.
    553 Pilgrim Drive Suite C
    Foster City, CA 94404
    (650) 349-5111 / (650) 349-5115 (Fax)


Dr. Douglas Stephens Patient Scholarship via the National Kidney Foundation of Northern CA - The National Kidney Foundation is proud to assist patients with kidney or renal disease in furthering their educational goals. Applications are made available in May each year and are sent directly to Dialysis and Transplant unit social workers. If you would like one mailed to you, please e-mail your name and address, include "Patient Scholarship Application" in the subject line and send it to Applications for the the 2007-2008 Patient Scholarship are now available. To download the application please click here.

Recipients of the scholarship and the allocation of funds are decided by a dedicated committee of healthcare professionals and members of the renal community. The grants can range from $500 - $1500 and may be used towards tuition, books and other classroom materials. Funds remain available throughout the school year (fall ­ spring) but do not roll over. Students may be awarded the scholarship up to 4 times.

National Kidney Foundation of Southern California, Inc.
5777 West Century Blvd. Suite 1450
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 641-8152 / (800) 747-5527 / (310) 641-5246 (Fax)

Offers a variety of patient services and community education programs including:

  • The Pediatric Conference - brings parents together with medical professionals offering informative sessions and panel discussions.
  • The NKFSC Camp Program - exists to provide an avenue of enjoyment between fellow kidney patients and their families in the great outdoors.
  • The Patient & Family Council - brings patients, families, and healthcare professionals together to dialogue for change.
  • People Like Us, Live! - a series of classes designed to help people with kidney disease (and their loved-ones) understand, treat, and live with their condition.
  • Patient Emergency Funds - provides monetary assistance to those Kidney Patients in need of temporary assistance with bills and expenses.

RxHelpForCalifornians is a program that connects qualified, low-income people with discount prescription drugs, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Children's Diabetes Foundation of the North Bay in San Francisco was founded by Lynn Francisco, homemaker and mother of two. Her daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1994 at age 2 1/2. She organizes get togethers for fellowship and support through her education-based nonprofit organization.

Foothill - De Anza Foundation, Los Altos - Carole Cassidy, Executive Director, 12345 El Monte Road,  Los Altos Hills, CA 94022.  Phone:  (650) 949-6101.  Web:  Services:  Uses Foothill College Dental Hygiene students to provide services and dental health education to public health clinics, dental vans and other health centers, as part of their educational program. Services will assist low-income and underserved individuals so that they may improve and take charge of their dental health.  

Community Health Partnership, San Jose  -  Rhonda McClinton Brown, MPH, Executive Director
P.O. Box 21940, San Jose, CA 95151-1940.  Phone:  (408) 289-9260.  Web: Services:  The Supply Bank provides low-income, uninsured or underinsured individuals access to free glucose meters, testing strips, lancet devices, and lancets for up to three months. Participation in the Supply Bank will also afford clients with the opportunity to access the diabetes self-management education classes and referrals to low-cost healthcare services.

Diabetes Society of Santa Clara Valley, San Jose -  Sharon Shelbourne Ogbor, Executive Director, 1165 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 300, San Jose, CA 95125.  Phone:  (408) 287-3785.  Web:  Services:  Diabetes Health Education Program for Seniors, which provides health educators, who are experienced nurses and dieticians, that travel to various senior centers to provide introduction and blood-glucose screenings. Those clients diagnosed with diabetes will then participate in seven hours of classroom instruction about diabetes and the successful management of the disease.

Kids with Diabetes is a California, nonprofit organization that provides charitable assistance to families with diabetic children. It also dispenses information to educate the general public regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and management of type 1 diabetes. Its programs include the Fun for Type 1 Playgroup, a monthly support group for kids and families with diabetes. At each meeting, there are games, fun activities, and informative guest speakers. The New Kids Program provides a helping hand during the critical time immediately after diagnosis. The Teen Mentors Program provides the teenager with diabetes help during this difficult age. And the Sharps Collection Program provide a safe, easy way to properly dispose of full sharps containers.

    Kids with Diabetes, Inc.
    P.O. Box 5212
    Ventura, CA 93005-0212
    (805) 444-3733

The PADRE Foundation-Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes Research Education - serves families in Orange County, California, with children who have diabetes.

Free Clinics                                                            List of Free County Health Clinics in CA

Samaritan House Free Clinic
114 5th Avenue
Redwood City, CA  94063
Contact:  Gracie Medina, Clinic Coordinator
Phone:  650-839-1447

Volunteers in Medicine-San Diego
1465 E. Madison Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 440-4591

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