October 22, 2014
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Bladder (Overactive)

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Overactive bladder treatment coverage

Wondering if treatment for overactive bladder is covered? The answer depends on the type of treatment and the type of insurance you have. 

Lifestyle interventions and surgical treatments

Canada's national health care system pays for medically necessary hospital and physician services for Canadians. Medically necessary surgery and other medical treatments for overactive bladder would fall into this category and as such, should be covered.

Medical devices, overactive bladder devices such as vaginal balloons may be covered by insurance plans. Since each plan is different, contact your insurance provider to find out the details of your plan and whether it will cover your treatment. Some provincial insurance plans may also cover a variety of medical devices.

For more information, contact the health branch of your provincial government.

Medication treatments

As with other medications, overactive bladder medications treatments may be covered by insurance plans. Since each plan is different, contact your insurance provider to find out the details of your plan and whether it will cover your treatment.

Some people may be eligible for medication coverage from their provincial or territorial government. This varies according to the province or territory. To learn more, contact the medication insurance plan for your province.

Working with your doctor

Your doctor can work with you to help you find a treatment that fits your needs and your lifestyle. If you have any questions about overactive bladder treatment, including whether you need treatment, whether your treatment is working, or how to use your treatment, talk to your doctor. You can use the Doctor Discussion Guide to help you get ready for talking with your doctor.


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