Mastectomy & Compression Fittings
External Mastectomy & Custom Compression Garments
At Jim’s Pharmacy, we take the time to get to know the real you. We know that after life-changing surgery, life changes. We are here to make sure your life is still your own. Come meet our external mastectomy and custom compression garment specialty fitter, Jeni Flores. She is ready to help you look your best with post-surgical products such as mastectomy bras and external prostheses, camisoles (also available with drain pouches), leisure and sports bras, custom compression garments, even swimwear and swim forms. We offer products from the industry's best suppliers, such as Amoena, Jodee and TruLife, and custom compression garments for the newest advances in lymphedema solutions from Jobst, Farrow, Juzo, and Medi.
Did you know that every health insurance plan that covers mastectomy must by law cover external mastectomy prostheses? Thanks to the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 (WHCRA), even if you must undergo a mastectomy for a health reason other than cancer, several different reconstructive benefits are available. The law requires coverage for:
- All stages of reconstruction of the breast on which the mastectomy has been performed;
- Surgery and reconstruction of the other breast to produce a symmetrical appearance; and
- Prostheses and treatment of physical complications of all stages of the mastectomy, including lymphedema.
Unfortunately, compression therapy for lymphedema and other forms of edema not related to a mastectomy is still not covered by many insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. And even if your insurance plan covers these benefits, they still require evidence of the "medical necessity" of such therapy, which means that you need a prescription from your physician. Once you have your prescription in hand, call Jeni at (360) 457-3462, and set up an appointment!