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Can you pay for breast pumps with an HSA?

Are you wondering if you can pay for breast pumps 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 breast pumps with an HSA.

More details about breast pumps

Breast pumps are devices that extract milk from a lactating woman's breasts. These devices can either be manual or automatic.

Breast pumps are often used when a woman goes back to work after giving birth. Using this method, the woman pumps on breaks throughout the day and gives the milk to her child at a later time, or gives the milk to a caregiver to feed the baby via bottle.

Breast pumps can also be used to stimulate lactation or to provide milk to a baby that has difficulty latching during breastfeeding.

Disclaimer

Please note that it's always best to check with your HSA administrator or health insurance provider to confirm if you can pay for breast pumps 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.