Medicare Rebate

External Breast Prostheses Reimbursement Program

Medicare will reimburse women who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy due to breast cancer up to $400 each for an external breast prosthesis. This includes a full or partial breast prosthesis.

You are eligible for this program if you:

  • have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy as a result of breast cancer
  • are eligible for Medicare, and
  • have not made a claim under this program in the past 2 years

Visit the Medicare website to obtain more information on the program. 

You can claim a replacement prosthesis every two years.


After purchasing your prosthesis, fill out the claim form, and take your receipt and claim form to a Medicare Office.