Through the Affordable Care Act, breastfeeding supplies are now covered by most insurance companies.
“For women who are pregnant or nursing, it’s reassuring to know that our knowledgeable staff can work with insurance to find the most affordable option,” said Stephanie Rhoades, director of operations for Samaritan Medical Supplies.
Samaritan Medical Supplies carries Medela brand breast pumps and replacement parts, along with many other maternity and breastfeeding supplies, including lanolin, nipple shields and maternity support belts. Breastfeeding equipment is available at Samaritan Medical Supplies stores in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon and Newport.
“Many patients are not aware that insurance may cover a portion of the cost of a breast pump or rental equipment,” Rhoades said. “We are encouraging them to call us to discuss billing insurance, payment options and pricing.”
Patients can call 1-800-753-6030 to learn more. Samaritan Medical Supplies locations are in Albany at 920 29th Ave. SW; in Corvallis at 946 NW Circle Blvd.; in Lebanon at 325 Industrial Way; and in Newport at 121 NE Harney St., Suite A.