A hair prosthesis (or cranial prosthesis) is a custom-made wig specifically designed for patients who have lost their hair because of medical conditions or treatments, such as alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, trichotillomania, chemotherapy, or any other clinical disease or treatment resulting in hair loss.
Jasmine Ni’cole Cares
In April 2014, Jasmine Ni’Cole’s father, Angelo Washington, lost his hard-fought battle to Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. As a man who underwent extensive chemotherapy treatments Angelo never spoke about his hair loss. His esteem and self-perception never altered because like most men, he did not have an emotional attachment to his hair. Unlike men, most women undergoing chemotherapy are deeply concerned about losing their hair, and rightfully so. Women undergoing medical hair loss often express how losing their hair causes dissatisfaction with appearance, low self-esteem, loss of personal attractiveness, fear of not looking attractive to others, depression and introversion. Combating her own medical diagnosis of Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome which causes male-pattern baldness, Jasmine Ni’Cole empathizes with the concerns of women that suffer from medical hair loss. If the thinning around her own hairline was a hard blow to her esteem and emotionally difficult to deal with as a woman, then certainly losing all her hair would be devastating. So, in the loving memory of her father Jasmine Ni’Cole created Jasmine Ni’Cole Cares, an initiative that discounts and donates cranial prosthesis to women who are experiencing hair loss due to a genetic predisposition, cancer, or alopecia. This initiative was created to restore the confidence and the self-esteem of women suffering from substantial hair loss by offering a 25% discount on all cranial prosthesis. Jasmine Ni’Cole also gifts and donates cranial prosthesis annually to deserving multidimensional women and organizations who are optimistically fighting against cancer.
- Contact your health insurance provider and ask if your policy covers a “medical cranial prosthesis”(not a wig) for medical hair loss. If it is covered, ask them to explain their specific requirements and procedure to obtain payment for a medical cranial prosthesis.Note: Some insurance companies will require you to pay for your cranial prosthesis upfront and then be reimbursed.
- Ask your physician to write a prescription for a “medical cranial prosthesis” (not a wig) and your specific diagnosis.
- Complete all insurance forms and make sure they are signed by your physician. Usually, you can find the claim forms on the website of your health insurance provider.
- Get a “medical cranial prosthesis” receipt from your wig provider, wig store or hair replacement center.Note: Keep copies of All documentation and invoices for your records.
Beware that not all health insurance providers cover medical cranial prosthesis however, most do. The amount of reimbursement you receive will ultimately depend on your health insurance coverage.
If you are denied coverage for a medical cranial prosthesis contact the American Cancer Society you could qualify for assistance!
IMPORTANT: We DO NOT process insurance claims or accept prescriptions.