Home Hemodialysis Utility Reimbursement Program

The Home Hemodialysis Utility Reimbursement Program (HHDRP) is a program funded by the Government of Manitoba and administered by the Manitoba Branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC-MB), reimbursing patients for the increased costs of utilities related to home hemodialysis modality of treatment.

Who is eligible?

The eligibility is determined by the Manitoba Renal Program (MRP).  In order to be eligible to the program, individuals must meet all of the following criteria:

  • be a resident of Manitoba
  • be found with End-Stage Renal Disease
  • be successfully trained for home hemodialysis
  • be currently carrying-out home hemodialysis in a dwelling in Manitoba
  • pay the dwelling utility bills
  • not claim utility costs for tax credit calculations
What is covered?

Reimbursement applies to the cost of utility expenses – electricity and water:

  • up to an annual maximum of $2,116.00 for nocturnal home hemodialysis patients
  • up to an annual $704.00 for conventional home hemodialysis patients
Is there a deductible?

No deductible is required.

How do I get reimbursed?

As a patient, you will be asked to provide MRP with a log every time you go to the hospital for your quarterly routine visit.  This log gathers:

  • number of dialysis treatments per week
  • number of hours per treatment
  • the flow rate of the dialysis machine

MRP provides the information about the quarterly reimbursement amount to KFOC-MB who will send a cheque to your attention.  Quarterly treatment periods are:

  • April 1 to June 30
  • July 1 to September 30
  • October 1 to December 31
  • January 1 to March 31

For further information about the Home Hemodialysis Utility Reimbursement Program or your claim, please contact:

Kidney Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Branch
Programs Coordinator
Phone:  204-989-0806
Toll free:  1.800.729.7176
e-mail:  mnichols@kidney.mb.ca