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Can you pay for sclerotherapy with an HSA?

Are you wondering if you can pay for sclerotherapy 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.

You may be able to use your HSA to pay for sclerotherapy, but only if you have a letter of medical necessity.

More details about sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a procedure to treat varicose veins. In this procedure, doctors inject a solution directly into the veins, which causes them to shrink and reabsorb into the body. The body then finds a way to reroute the blood from the old veins into new veins.

It can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months for veins to disappear, and sometimes multiple treatments are necessary.

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 sclerotherapy 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.