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Cooling Vest And Insurance

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Has anyone had a cooling vest prescribed to them by their Doctor? I approached mine about it and got a very vauge response.

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Do you need to have it prescribed? There are places online that sell them, as well as other cooling devices. I'm in Canada, so it might be different, but even my doctor-prescribed compressions stockings weren't covered by insurance :(

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I have a lot of sweating and body temp control issues and my doc has not prescribed one for me, although you don't need a script to buy it and the insurance will depend on your own plan documents as far as coverage is concerned. But, the doc does know that I strap ice packs to my torso if I have to do outdoor chores and thinks it is a good idea.

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I went ahead and bought one first, then went back to my doc and told him how helpful it had been and asked if he could please write me a letter of referral so I could claim it on insurance. He agreed and wrote a letter so I claimed it on insurance. Unfortunately my insurer doesn't cover this health aid so I paid for the whole thing, but I don't regret purchasing it. It has been a life saver on several occasions.

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Thank you for all the responses. I too think I will have to buy one then try to get it reimbursed. Lotusflower where did you get yours? Do you like the fit and function?

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