Workers Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCBNS) pays all reasonable expenses for required medical treatment arising from the work-related injury, for the rest of person’s life. WCBNS may also reimburse the cost of prescription medication, assistive devices, and other items.
If you were injured at work and as a result need to use catheters for bladder management, your WCBNS caseworker needs to approve your doctor prescription for catheters.
There may be a better catheter option for you.
Ask for samples of SpeediCath® catheters*. Simply click here "Free SpeediCath® Samples" to roder.
Talk to your doctor - ask for a prescription for SpeediCath® catheters. SpeediCath® catheters are single use only so the prescription should be for the number of times you need to catheterize daily, typically 4-5 catheters per day (one for every time you need to empty your bladder).
Ask your doctor to complete and sign the Coloplast Intermittent Catheter Letter of Recommendation. Simply click on the letter on this page, download the letter and send it to your doctor. This letter outlines the issue(s) you are having and why you need to use SpeediCath®.
Submit the prescription and Support letter to your WCBNS case manager for approval.
Once approved, ask your supplier to bill WCBNS directly.
Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (wcb.ns.ca)