Getting Started with ADP
Step 1: Get Your ADP Application. You can find them online, or visit a qualified ADP vendor or authorized therapist to get one.
Step 2. Get a Medical Check Up. If it's your first time getting forms signed for lymphedema compression garments or sleeves, the signing physician must be a specialist in one of the following areas: cardiovascular surgery, vascular surgery, orthopaedic surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, internal medicine, paediatrics, physiatry, plastic surgery or general surgery. A General Practitioner in Oncology (GPO), a Gynecologic Oncologist, a wound care specialist or a dermatologist with applicable experience may also provide this assessment.
If you've been approved through ADP for compression garments previously, your forms need to be updated every two years and/or if there is a change in your medical condition, by a family doctor, nurse practitioner or specialist physician (as listed above).
Step 3. Visit an ADP Authorizer. Before signing your form, the ADP authorizer will identify the exact type of device you need and confirm your eligibility for ADP funding assistance. For lymphedema compression garments or sleeves you must get the authorization of one of the following healthcare professionals registered with the ADP: registered massage therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, or registered nurses.
Step 4: See an ADP Registered Vendor. Your authorizer will refer you to an ADP registered vendor, where a certified fitter will measure you and order the device(s) that you require. The certified fitter will also provide education about the use and care of the device(s).
$70* for up to 30 minute assessment appointment.
*All taxes included
For more information on getting started with ADP read the Applicant Information Fact Sheet.