We provide patients and families with information about all phases of care for liver transplants, including:
Financing a Liver Transplant
Liver transplantation and long-term follow-up care can be very expensive. A pediatric liver transplant costs about $150,000 to $200,000. In addition, immunosuppressive medications increase the financial burden each year. The liver transplant team includes transplant financial managers who work closely with your family from the start.
When you are referred to Cincinnati Children's, your transplant financial manager will contact you and ask questions to get an understanding of your medical coverage and transplant-related benefits. We will also contact your insurance provider for important information about your coverage.
Even if you have good insurance coverage, there are likely to be many uncovered expenses related to your child’s liver transplant and follow-up medical care. Long-distance phone calls, meals, housing costs and gasoline are some examples. Our social worker and transplant financial manager can help you find financial assistance opportunities such as charitable organizations or self-directed fundraising.