Insurance Coverage for Breastfeeding Moms

Picture1Your health insurance plan must cover the cost of a breast pump. It may be either a rental unit or a new one you can keep depending on your insurance. Your plan may have guidelines on whether the covered pump is manual or electric, the length of the rental, and when you’ll receive it (before or after birth).
Health insurance plans must provide breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding. These services may be provided before and after birth.
Contact your insurance plan with any questions about breastfeeding benefits for your individual plan.

Steps to take to get a breast pump from your insurance

  • Talk to your doctor while you are pregnant about wanting to get a pump after baby is born.
  • Insurance plans require a prescription from your doctor.
  • Your doctor will need to fax a prescription to a medical supply company.
  • The supply company will call when the pump is ready to be picked up.

Samaritan medical supply :

Corvallis  – 777 NW 9th St., Suite 200 Corvallis, OR 973330 Phone: 541-768-7500 Fax 1-866-539-0313

Lebanon – 325 Industrial Way Lebanon, OR 97355 Phone: 541-451-6364 Fax 541-451-6366

Call WIC at 541-967-3888 if you do not have insurance or need to borrow a breast pump until your insurance provided pump is available.

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