Frequently Asked Questions

When properly billed, CathWear may be reimbursable by many insurance plans.  The process varies from plan to plan; please contact your Primary and or Secondary insurance carrier and speak to a representative to confirm the process and eligibility for the plan you have.  

The following link is a copy of CathWear’s Medicare Verification Letter, feel free to provide this to your insurance carrier:

CathWear Medicare Verification Letter

There are two recommended methods of what to do with CathWear during a bowel movement:
  1. Completely empty the contents of the bag(s) and remove the bag(s) from the pocket(s) and Cath-tract.
  2. Using extension tubing long enough to accommodate a sitting position, it may be possible to leave your bags in the pockets and tubing in the Cath-tract during bowel movements.

For best results when using with CathWear, we recommend you use bags no larger than 600ML.

You should consult your doctor on how often you should be draining your bag(s), and refer to your bag manufacturer’s recommendations. 

We recommend you don’t, CathWear was designed to replace your underwear, using the most comfortable and high-quality materials, our goal is to make you forget you’re even wearing a leg bag.

CathWear is made with machine-washable materials, you should wash it as often as you would wash your regular undergarments.

Ostomy bags are stationary to their exit sites, therefore they cannot be used with CathWear underwear.