Inside: Get a straightforward guide for getting a breast pump through Tricare. This post is done in collaboration with our sponsor The Breastfeeding Shop. All opinions are my own.
There was a joke going around that if you called the Tricare referral line, you’d be waiting until the year 2022 for the paperwork to through. While this is a slight embellishment, dealing with your health insurance company, be it Tricare or another one, can feel quite cumbersome.
It’s the main reason I’m always looking for solutions where other people will do the Tricare dirty work for me. Even better if I can obtain the solution without leaving the house.
Enter, The Breastfeeding Shop.
There are all sorts of ways you can get a breast pump through Tricare. However, many of those ways involve you leaving the house, looking for a pump, trying to decide which one is best, worrying if you got the right one, buying it, submitting your paperwork claim to Tricare for reimbursement and waiting for your money back.
On top of that, each time you want to refill your breast pump supplies, like breast milk storage bags, you need to refile your claim with Tricare.
With The Breastfeeding Shop, you can skip all that. You can order online or over the phone, they will help you decide which pump is best for you, and they deal with all the Tricare stuff for you. Best of all, your pump arrives at your doorstep, and they will handle all future supply re-orders as well.
Here’s how it works: A step-by-step guide.
1. Head on over to The Breastfeeding Shop’s website.
Once you arrive at The Breastfeeding Shop, you can click “Order a Breast Pump Now” in the menu bar, if you’re ready to order.
If you’re not ready to order, you can scroll down just a bit, and there is a section to submit a question, to view their breast pump comparison or to download a prescription to your doctor to fill out.
If you need to download a prescription form for your doctor, you can select “click here for order forms” and it will take you to this page:
2. Have your prescription ready.
Once you select “Breast Pump Prescription,” you can print off this download and take it to your doctor’s office:
If you’re not sure about the form, The Breastfeeding Shop will help you get it filled out by your doctor. It can take longer to process your order, but it’s nice to know that they will get the prescription for you, if needed.
3. Enter your order.
Go back to “Order a Breast Pump Now” in the menu bar to get started. Enter your insurance provider and the pump you chose using their comparison chart.
4. Add in your name and address information.
5. Add in additional insurance and doctor info.
This helps things move more quickly with your order in case The Breastfeeding Shop needs to follow up with your insurance or physician.
6. Attach your prescription, confirm and sign.
You can also call The Breastfeeding Shop at 866-255-6779 or email them at CustomerService@TheBreastfeedingShop.com. They are an in-network provider with Tricare, which is important and helpful.
If you’d like to learn more, you can also check out our live interview on Facebook here:
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