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Will Medicaid Pay For A Walk-in Bathtub?



Walk-in bathtubs make bathing more accessible for those with limited mobility. Often, customers looking to add a walk-in bathtub to their home start by researching financing options. Many of our customers ask us if Medicare or Medicaid will help pay for their walk-in tub installation, particularly when an accessible bathing option is not a luxury, but rather a necessity.

Does Medicaid cover the cost of a walk-in bathtub?

Unfortunately, Medicare will not pay for walk-in bathtubs, as they are not considered to be durable medical equipment. But, if you are eligible for Medicaid benefits, you may qualify for some financial assistance toward a walk-in bathtub. Each state and policy is different depending on the specific case.

For example, some Medicaid programs will help residents from nursing homes move to a private home that is suited for their needs. A service like this would be more likely to cover the cost of a walk-in tub.

There are four different Medicaid plans within the state of Maryland and two within the state of Delaware. Each of these plans has guidelines that dictate what can be covered. For example, a nursing package only covers the cost of a nurse or aid. If a plan covers services or programs, it may be more likely that the cost of a walk-in tub is covered.

To see if you qualify for reimbursement, financial help or coverage from Medicaid, look into the benefits of your specific state’s Medicaid plan, and within that, your specific policy.

Learn more about Medicaid coverage here.

Other financing options

Your bathroom should be a place of rest and relaxation, without putting a strain on your wallet. Herl’s proudly offers financing options to fit every budget. We also run monthly specials to give you the best deal possible when you’re ready to update your bathroom.

Simply fill out this form to speak to someone about financing options. We’ll help you make the bathroom of your dreams a reality. Still unsure whether a walk-in tub is right for you? Fortunately, we wrote about the many benefits of owning a walk-in tub to help customers like you make an informed purchase.