Breast Prosthesis Program

The Breast Prosthesis Program provide financial assistance to residents of all ages who are eligible for MSI coverage.

The Breast Prosthesis Program provide financial assistance to residents who need a prosthesis and the services of a qualified prosthetist for breast (mastectomy) prosthesis. Only the services and products of approved providers are eligible for coverage.

Breast Prosthesis

The Breast Prosthesis Program is available to residents who have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy and need a conventional mastectomy prosthesis.

Effective 1 January 2023, the program provides a rebate up to a maximum of $300 per prosthesis once every 2 years.

Additional Financial Assistance for Breast Prosthesis

This assistance provides additional financial assistance for breast prosthesis for residents who have income up to $30,000 per year, effective 3 January 2023:

  • payment up to $450 per prosthesis with a maximum of $750 once every 2 years
  • payment of up to a maximum of $75 for the purchase of a supporting bra once every 2 years

To apply

Complete the application form (PDF 98 kB)


For information on eligibility and coverage provided, please contact the MSI Office at 1-866-553-0585. A referral is typically required for prosthesis services, so please discuss these programs with your physician.

MSI Programs

Toll-free: 1-866-553-0585 (in Nova Scotia)

Phone: 902-496-7011

Telephone hours: 
Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.