Breast Prosthesis Fitting



We are a registered Ministry of Health Provider, and have expert fitters that can assist you after Breast Cancer Surgery, during treatment, early recovery and beyond. If you are interested in this service, please contact us so we can book you in for a time to see our specialised staff.

The Ministry of Health have a subsidy available to help you buy a prosthesis and bras. You may claim for this service payment if you:

  • are a New Zealand citizen, or are you ordinarily a resident of New Zealand; and
  • your specialist or GP gives you a current medical certificate with your NHI number, and details of your need for a Breast Prosthesis or prostheses.


The Breast Prosthesis Service Payment is payment to people who have undergone a partial or full mastectomy, either unilateral or bilateral, and/or have undergone a lumpectomy, have congenital needs, or have had reconstructive surgery as specified by a specialist or general practitioner (GP).

The payments are to reduce the cost of purchasing breast prostheses and other related products. Sector Operations, on behalf of the Ministry of Health, will pay this service payment to either the claimant or the supplier of the product.

Your entitlement is $613.33 (GST incl.) per side for a 4-year period. You may claim any amount up to the total amount of $613.33 (or $1226.66 for bilateral) at any time during the 4-year entitlement period.

Note: The entitlement period begins on the date you make your first purchase from a supplier and ends 4 years from this date.

The service payment is available to cover the cost of the following items only:

  • breast prosthesis or breast forms (these may include standard breast forms, swim form, foam filler, shell prosthesis and lumpectomy shells)
  • special bras to hold the breast prosthesis or breast forms
  • surgical bras
  • normal bras (the services include the modification of a normal bra to hold breast prostheses or breast forms, or modifications to alternative undergarments where a person cannot wear a bra due to their medical condition)
  • modified swimwear to hold a swim form
  • prosthetic nipples


For full details on the Ministry of Health Breast Prosthesis Service Payment, please visit their website.

We offer a selection of Post-Surgery and Mastectomy Bras, Protheses, swimming and lightweight breast forms and Mastectomy Swimwear.

Our experienced Tailoring team is also on hand to alter and adjust items to suit your personal needs.

Please contact us so we can book you in for a time to see one of our specialised staff. They will be able to give you information, advice and guidance on the perfect products to help you look and feel your best.



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