Many people have health insurance of some sort. Unfortunately, this does not guarantee that an orthosis or prosthesis will be covered under your insurance policy. It is very important to know what your insurance will and will not cover before proceeding with your orthotic and prosthetic care. Hanger Clinic will assist you in researching your insurance benefits and will explain the amount of coverage available for the services being requested. Other supplemental assistance may be needed however, to help cover the costs of a orthosis or prosthesis.
Below are a few resources that may be available to you:
Vocational Rehabilitation Services - These services are provided by each state and assist people with disabilities to secure jobs in the field of their choice and in some cases providing financial assistance for orthotic and prosthetic devices. Call to schedule an appointment with a counselor to find out what options are available. Phone numbers are listed in local area telephone directories under "Rehabilitation Services" or "Vocational Rehabilitation Services".
Limbs for Life Foundation - The mission of this organization is to assist amputees who have no other resources to receive a prosthetic limb and help restore their independence. Limbs for Life does not provide insurance co-pays.
Toll Free: 888.235.5462
The Veteran’s Administration For veteran’s only. Check local area telephone directories for listings in your area.
The Department of Human Services – State agency which provides assistance for disabled children. A local telephone number can be obtained through the local Department of Human Services office.
Challenged Athletes Foundation – The Challenged Athletes Foundation assists people with physical disabilities in pursuing active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.
Crime Victims Fund – This organization is a major funding source of services for victims of a crime.
Diabetes Association – A telephone number can be found in local area telephone directories.
CareCredit - CareCredit is a GE Money company that offers low-interest and no-interest payment plans based on your needs and budget.
Local Non-Profit Agencies/Foundations – Contact your local United Way or Salvation Army for the names of local agencies that might be able to provide assistance.
Various Church Organizations and Civic Clubs – Many churches and civic clubs such as Kiwanis and Rotary are able, through fundraising efforts, to provide assistance.
Banks/Financial Institutions – Equity loans or loans secured by collateral may be available.
Prosthetic Parity requires commercial health insurance carriers to provide coverage for prosthetic devices and components, including their repair and replacement. This essentially puts prosthetic care on par with other critical medical and surgical services.
Hanger, Inc. supports our patients’ pursuit of obtaining Prosthetic Parity. We also support the Amputee Coalition of America in their efforts to achieve this goal at state and federal levels.
Read more about Prosthetic Parity below or visit the Amputee Coalition of America website at www.amputee-coalition.org