Do I need a prescription to purchase medical supplies & equipment?
In most cases the answer is no, but if a patient would like to have the equipment covered by insurance, it may be necessary. Certain types of durable medical equipment & supplies can be covered by insurance if it is determined by a doctor that the equipment is medically necessary for the patient. Once you have this certificate you can take it to any approved Medicare supplier. Its best to always check with a medical professional when purchasing any type of home medical supplies.