Wildrose Polio Support Society

Reimbursement Program


Description
Offers reimbursement to members for services, aids, or appliances that are partially covered or not covered at all by health insurance.

Service provides:

  • reimbursement to members for services, aids, or appliances that assist in maintaining independence, mobility, and quality of life that are partially covered or not covered at all by health insurance

May include:

  • physiotherapy
  • craniosacral therapy
  • massage therapy
  • chiropractic
  • acupuncture
  • limb braces, crutches, canes
  • repairs for wheelchairs, scooters, bath lifts
  • shower and bath assists
  • oxygen canister refills
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) breathing aids
  • custom-made shoes
  • buying of two pairs of shoes (different sizes to accommodate leg braces and foot sizes)
  • support hose or stockings
  • the required personal payment portion of purchase that Aids to Daily Living does not cover
  • replacement batteries for assistive devices
  • part payment for scooters, electric wheelchairs, stair lifts
  • wheelchair cushions

This service is limited to a maximum amount per person per fiscal year (November 1 to October 31). Service is available as long as funds are available. The board has the right to suspend the service at any time.

Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to polio survivors in good standing with the society (current members):
  • who have exhausted all benefits available from insurance / health plans
  • or whose insurance does not reimburse the full amount / cover a particular service
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:
  • visit website for application form
  • mail completed form with receipts
  • submit applications within 6 months of treatment
Additional policy information may be found on website.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Wait times vary. Contact for details.

Telephone
780-428-8842
Web Site
http://www.polioalberta.ca
Email
wpss@polioalberta.ca
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: Yes,

Annual $20.00

Annual Couple $30.00

Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Registered Not-For-Profit
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
January 7, 2020