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Lymphoedema FAQ

How long will it take to receive a made to measure (MTM) garment?
MTM garments are ready in 2 weeks (10 working days) after payment has been made.

Is there public funding for MTM garments?
In some cases. The Lympoedema Compression Garment Program, run by the Victoria Department of Human Services Aids and Equipment Program can provide funding for up to 6 garments per year for eligible pension holders and low-income earners. Funding is means tested. Click here for more information on the program.

Can I purchase ready to wear (RTW) garments without a consultation?
Garments with a compression level of 20-30mmHg or less can be purchased from the OPC Health online shop, or over the phone without a prescription or consultation. It is recommended that all patients purchase compression garments under the supervision of a therapist. It is important to monitor your condition and in some cases adjust the compression level as required.

Garments over 30mmHg cannot be ordered without a prescription and a consultation with an OPC Health Orthotist is required.

How do I measure for an Armsleeve or Gauntlet?
Click here to download the Jobst Upper Limb Sizing Guide.

Please see the Lymphoedema section of this website for further information.