Lymphoedema compression garments are used to help people with lymphoedema manage their condition and to reduce the development of associated complications.
SA Health has established a Lymphoedema Compression Garment Subsidy Scheme (CGSS) for eligible South Australians to access a 100% subsidy for up to two sets of garments, every six months.
The Lymphoedema Compression Garment Subsidy Scheme is accessible for people who meet all of the following criteria:
have been diagnosed with primary or secondary lymphoedema by a Medical Practitioner
have not received a set of garments in the past six months;
are not admitted as an inpatient at a hospital;
are a resident of South Australia;
are Medicare eligible; and
are not eligible for garments though other sources/programs, i.e. National Disability Insurance Scheme, DVA Gold Card, work cover, private health insurance.
Accessing the Scheme
Talk with your treating clinician about how you can access the scheme.
Implementation of the Scheme
The scheme is being implemented across South Australia during 2020/2021 through a staged rollout.
Phase one implementation will commence with access for patients of approved private prescribers across the state and patients of the Central Adelaide Local Network, Northern Adelaide Local Network, Limestone Coast and Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network.
Details regarding phase two of implementation enabling access to patients of Local Health Networks in other parts of the state will be advised soon.
How can I provide feedback about the scheme?
We encourage clients, prescribers, suppliers and the broader community to provide feedback, complaints, compliments, suggestions and advice.
Compression garment measurement/fitting or lymphoedema service feedback
If your feedback is about the compression garment measurement/fitting or lymphoedema service; in the first instance, please talk to your prescribing clinician or another member of your clinical care team.
Has your feedback or concern not been resolved?
If you feel your feedback or concern has not been resolved, you can contact one of the following services:
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