Breast Pumps are covered by most Insurance,
How do you get yours?
The new Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most health insurance plans to cover breast pumps. This means you could receive these products for little or no out-of-pocket costs
1. Call the number on the back of your insurance card and request a breast pump directly.
Often times this is the easiest way, and they can give you a list of pumps they cover.
2. Edgepark Medical Supplies, Follow this websites instruction, to easily see the coverage and choices of breast pumps for your insurance.
3. Local WIC offices.
WIC offices offer access to Electric Breast Pumps with a few eligibility requirements. In Osceola County FL, they offer Electric Breast Pumps on loan for mothers who are on WIC and who are either working full time or are in school full time and who are fully breastfeeding.
Step One: Sign up for WIC while Pregnant.
Step Two: Contact and Request a pump just before or just after you give birth to be able to fill out paperwork.
Step Three: 1 -2 weeks before returning to work or school contact the WIC office for a pick up appointment.
Unless the baby is in the NICU or there is an immediate need, pumps do not get loaned before the first month of life. However, once loaned you are able to have the pump for one year.
Some WIC offices offer Handheld nonelectric pumps, for free. but this is based on supply, so don’t be afraid to ask if they have any.
Osceola County WIC office Lactation Hotline (407)343-2087
*Medicaid specific requirements: Florida operates a Medicaid waiver program that coordinates prenatal care through monthly outreach and case management. The program specifically stresses healthy nutrition and breastfeeding habits, but is limited to Medicaid enrollees identified as high-risk for poor birth outcomes or those referred to the program by their health care provider.