Insurance for Wigs Canada

If you need financial assistance to buy a wig, there are a few options.

  1. Your Insurance Company. Some insurance companies or workplace health benefits will provide coverage for a “hair prosthesis”. You may need a prescription from your doctor.
  2. Income Tax Expense. If you do not have private insurance, you may be able to claim your wig as a “health expense” on your income tax. This may give you a refund for some or all of the cost of your wig.
  3. Government Assistance Programs such as Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program. Consult your worker to see if this applies to you.
  4. Princess Margaret Lodge provides reconditioned, gently used wigs, creative hairpieces, and turbans free of charge to patients who cannot afford a new wig and do not have insurance. All of the wigs available from the Lodge were donated by patients.
  5. The Patient Assistance Fund (PAF) of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. If you are a patient at Princess Margaret or UHN and are unable to find a suitable wig at Princess Margaret Lodge, you can apply to the Patient Assistance Fund for help buying a wig.

Please feel free to call and speak to us if you are concerned about the affordability of your wig.