HOW TO GET YOUR WIG COVERED BY INSURANCE
Navigating the complex landscape of cancer can be a profound personal journey. We understand that facing cancer is not only a physical challenge but also an emotional one. Is is in this spirit of understanding and support that we provide you with essential information on obtaining insurance coverage for wigs during your or your loved one's cancer treatment.
The experience of hair loss during treatment can be a deeply personal and often emotional aspect of the journey. We recognize that a wig can offer not just physical comfort but also the emotional boost needed during this time.
Our mission is to assist you in making this process as smooth and manageable as possible. Within this guide, we aim to provide you with clear and professional guidance on the steps, requirements, and strategies for potentially securing insurance coverage for a wig. Whether your a patient or a caregiver, we want you to feel supported and empowered throughout this process.
Please explore this content at your own pace, if you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to our professional team. We are hear to assist you in every way we can. In the face of this challenge, we wish you strength, courage, and the comfort of knowing you are not alone on t his journey.
WHAT IS A CRANIAL PROSTHESIS
A cranial prosthesis is a custom made wig specifically designed for individuals who have experienced hair loss due to
medical conditions or treatments such as chemotherapy, alopecia, alopecia totalis, alopecia areata, and trichotillomania.
Unlike regular wigs, which are primarily worn for aesthetic reasons, cranial prosthesis serve a medical purpose.
Its important to know terminology when applying for your insurance claims and tax deduction status.
Other terms used include cranial hair prosthesis, hair prosthesis, and full cranial prosthesis.
What To do if your Insurance Won't Cover the Cost
If you end up paying for the unit yourself, save all receipts and use as a possible tax deduction. Your unit may be tax
if your medical bills exceed 7.5% of your income
Talk to your doctor or social worker about financial assistance programs to help you with your purchase.
Call the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, The American Cancer Society, and all other foundations related to