The Manitoba Ostomy Program (MOP) is administered by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) on behalf of regional health authorities around the province. It is a unique program that provides nursing support and ostomy supply coverage for all Manitoba residents living with ostomies, wounds or fistulae that require pouching.
Am I Eligible?
MOP may provide funding for ostomy supplies for clients:
Who is a resident of Manitoba,
Who has an active nine-digit Personal Health Identification Number (PHIN) for coverage through Manitoba Health.
Living with an ostomy, wound, or fistula requires pouching.
Once a person is registered with MOP, an NSWOC will assist the client in choosing an ostomy appliance suited to the person’s stoma and lifestyle. Basic ostomy supplies are covered 100% through Manitoba Health. There is no user fee or co-payment.
What Products Are Covered?
Basic ostomy supplies are covered. Accessory items such as deodorizers, hernia support binders, etc., are not covered through MOP but may be purchased at local medical supply stores. You can claim products that a third-party insurance provider does not cover as a Medical Expense on your income taxes.
Quantity & Frequency
Initially, supplies are ordered every month. If the prescribed product is working well for the client after three months, a client may request a quantity of up to 3 months with each order. An NSWOC must approve changes and updates to the list of supplies.
How to Apply for MOP
After surgery, an NSWOC will be consulted to assess the client in the hospital for teaching and registration with MOP. Suppose the client has had surgery in a rural hospital. In that case, the surgical unit will ensure that client is registered with the Manitoba Ostomy Program before discharge from the hospital. Clients who have had surgery out of province may call MOP directly for program registration. A doctor’s referral is not required.
Ostomy Supply Order Process
The supplies are ordered by the individual and distributed through a central warehouse in Winnipeg.Winnipeg residents may pick up supplies at the Health Sciences Centre Materials Handling Building. Rural residents will receive orders via Canada Post.
TO ORDER SUPPLIES:
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:00 pm
PICK UP LOCATION:
Health Sciences Centre Materials Handling Building
59 Pearl Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3L7
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 11:30 pm
Disclaimer: The information contained in this page have been researched and sourced from a variety of provincial and federal sites. However information may change and we encourage individuals to check for updates of policies, plans and forms.
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