Insurance and Funding for Those Affected by Limb Loss

​​Managing the complicated world of insurance and finding funding can be very confusing but there are many resources available to help guide you through the process.

The Amputee Coalition has put together a comprehensive resource booklet called Insurance Coverage & Reimbursement. 


Non-profits for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children is dedicated to providing medical and rehabilitative services to children with congenital deformities and conditions, problems resulting from orthopedic injuries, and diseases of the neuromusculoskeletal system. SHC provides care to children up to age 18 based on medical need, regardless of the family's ability to pay. This includes prosthetic care.

The Inner Wheel U.S.A. Foundation provides myoelectric prosthesis to children born without or lost an arm or hand through disease or accident.  The clinics work with the Foundation to also provide for recycling and distribution of myoelectric limbs.

The Jordan Thomas Foundation provides children affected by limb loss with the prostheses they need throughout childhood and adolescence and serves as a caring resource, advocate and support system for the children and their families.

ALTSO is a New York based non-profit that provides free prosthetic limbs, orthotic devices, mobility aides, corrective surgery and rehabilitative care to children in the developing countries who have lost limbs in traumatic accidents or suffer from congenital limb disabilities. All patients are children under the age of 19 whose families cannot afford the care they need to live a self-sufficient life.​​