Can you pay for blood pressure monitors with an HSA?
Are you wondering if you can pay for blood pressure monitors with an HSA? You may also be wondering if this item is eligible or ineligible for use with your HSA funds, or if it qualifies for reimbursement.
Yes, you can pay for blood pressure monitors with an HSA.
More details about blood pressure monitorsA blood pressure monitor is a device that uses a cuff placed around the arm to send a blood pressure reading to an external display. While some blood pressure monitors are manual and require the user to squeeze a bulb to inflate the cuff, most at-home monitors are automatic and battery or AC powered.
Fun fact: The medical term for a blood pressure monitor is sphygmomanometer, coming from the words sphygmus (for pulse) and manometer, which is a device used to measure the pressure of a fluid.
Sphygmomanometer is pronounced sfig-moh-muh-NOM-i-ter.
Please note that it's always best to check with your HSA administrator or health insurance provider to confirm if you can pay for blood pressure monitors with your HSA card before making any purchases.
A good rule of thumb is that if your doctor diagnosed you with a specific medical condition or ordered a treatment, product, or prescription specifically for you, your HSA should cover it. Sometimes your HSA will even cover items that it normally wouldn't if you have a letter of medical necessity signed by your doctor. Again, you should check with your HSA administrator before any purchase if you have any questions about an item being eligible or ineligible.