The improved program regarding bandages and compression garments is aimed towards people suffering from primary or secondary lymphedema and who are also covered by the Quebec Health Insurance Plan.
To be eligible for the (RAMQ) program, you must obtain a prescription from a doctor. This prescription is required when purchasing an aid for the first time, for which a reimbursement will be requested from the RAMQ for each limb affected by the lymphedema.
The prescription must indicate the presence of lymphedema and specify the affected limb or body part, and, if applicable, which side (right or left). For future purchases, no further prescriptions will be required.
For each limb, for a 12-month period, you are entitled to: ONE set of multilayer bandages; THREE elastic daytime compression garments; ONE non-elastic compression garment (Velcro); ONE nighttime compression garment; ONE accessory for compression garments. The 12-month period begins with the purchase of the first garment.
For children under 18, the number of supplies allowed per twelve-month period is doubled.
If an affected limb requires wearing different types of garments simultaneously, you are entitled to a garment of each type per period.
For each garment, accessory (rubber glove, sleeve, slip-on, skin glue, etc.) and set of bandages,
the program provides at best 75% refund of the cost of purchase before taxes and delivery charges, up to the maximum allowable amount, AND up to 100% for children and persons receiving last-resort financial assistance or assistance under the Aim for Employment Program, under the same conditions.
Your fitter can submit the claim to RAMQ on your behalf. If you do this on your own, please note that you have a maximum of twelve (12) months from the date of purchase to submit your claim to RAMQ.
The list of maximum allowable amounts can be found on RAMQ website