Bladder supplies include catheters, drainage bags, tubing and more. Once you get a bladder supply prescription, you will need to find a supplier or “vendor”. Vendors include pharmacies, specialty stores, manufacturers, and department stores (online or in-person). This handout only lists specialty stores and manufacturers. Vendors might not carry all supplies so you might need to use more than one vendor to meet your needs. If you need to find more vendors, search online or contact Spinal Cord Injury Ontario for help.
If you are receiving financial assistance (e.g. MVA, WSIB, Ontario Works), you may be limited to approved vendors. OHIP and Assistive Devices Program (ADP) do not pay for bladder supplies. Contact your insurance company to find out what supplies they cover.
Here are some things to think about when choosing a vendor:
- How much do the supplies cost?
- Do they deliver directly to your home? What is the delivery cost?
- What do other people say about their services? (e.g. Do supplies arrive on time? How was customer service?)
- Do they offer an incentive program?
Many pharmacies and department stores carry bladder supplies. Other stores sell only medical equipment or bladder supplies. Some specialty stores include:
|Capital Home Medical Equipment||1-877-537-3287||CatheterPLUS Patient Program||1-877-563-7422|
|LESLAM Company Limited||647-748-4388|
|Health Gear Medical and Safety||705-949-4327|
|National Home Health||519-578-3188|
|Ontario Home Health||519-821-9519|
|Ontario Medical Supply||613-244-8620|
|Shoppers Home Health Care||Contact local store|
Manufacturers can be a good resource to get information on the supplies you need. Some even provide free samples. Common manufacturers include:
- Cure Medical
- Medical Technologies of Georgia