Here at Stepping Stones Women's Center, we strive to give you our full attention...so appointments are required for fittings and/or consultations. Our certified fitter, Leigh Ann Volz, CFM has 17 years of experience in breast care, lymphedema, and wig fittings.
Please arrive 10 minutes early for your appointment to complete any necessary paperwork. If you are unable to make your appointment, we ask that you provide 24 hours notice so that we may help another client.
Please see below for required information and fitting suggestions to make your appointment run as smoothly as possible...
If you have any questions about any of the following information, please contact a member of our staff.
In order to bill your insurance for covered supplies we must have a valid prescription signed by a healthcare provider you have seen within the last 12 months. It MUST detail all the items that you need... For Example, if the prescription reads "bra" then we can only provide 1 bra under your insurance. If the provider needs more information, they can contact our office. We can NOT contact your physician for you as it is considered "soliciting" by insurance companies.
[Some insurance plans require additional documentation such as referrals from your PCP, authorizations, detailed orders and/or medical records that we request from your provider.]
When you call for your appointment, we will collect your personal, insurance, and health information. Please have ALL of your insurance cards and prescription available. (If you have a Medicare Advantage plan we must have your Medicare # (the new Red, White, & Blue card, to check your insurance coverage).
***Please remember that the information we ask for is required for insurance billing. If you'd rather not provide these details, you always have the option to pay out of pocket for your supplies.***
Breast Care fittings are suitable 6-8 weeks after drain removal for many reasons. Healing, swelling, blood-born pathogens, intolerable pressure are just a few. In addition, if you are beginning or undergoing radiation treatments, silicone breast prosthetics are usually not comfortable as they can produce heat and moisture on the chest wall which could lead to infection or other reactions.
If you are not completely done with healing and/or radiation and have had a full mastectomy, we may be able to fit you with a temporary fabric-based breast form to get you through this time.
Our goal is to fit you with just the right prosthesis and bras to suit your body and lifestyle. Please help us...
Having breast cancer surgery can be a harrowing experience for many women. Not having information to make this time as comfortable as possible can be frustrating...
You can make an appointment for a consultation prior to or after your surgery to get information about all of your choices and what to expect. We happily work with your surgeon's office to provide the post-op garment that is suitable for your particular surgical plan.
Some hospitals provide post-op garments, but many do not. Ask your surgeon how your drains will be managed (instead of pinning them to your panties!). A post-op camisole provides drain management, support and comfort following breast surgery.
Remember, being informed is the key to feeling in control during this difficult time.
There is no RIGHT time to prepare for a wig. The most important thing is that it's the right time for YOU.
FAQ's about Wig Fittings...