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Can you pay for cesium with an HSA?

Are you wondering if you can pay for cesium 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.

No, unfortunately you can't use your HSA to pay for cesium. In fact, if you do pay for cesium with you HSA, you may be subject to a penalty.

More details about cesium

Cesium is a naturally occurring element sometimes promoted by alternative health practitioners as a treatment for cancer. However, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns against the use of cesium due to concerns about severe heart toxicity and even death.


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