The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Mastectomy Boutique offers clothing, prostheses and fitting services at the Women’s Health Resource Center. Mastectomy Boutique products include:
- Post-mastectomy, sport and surgical bras
- Camisoles and other post-surgical garments
- Silicone and non-silicone breast prostheses, for leisure or swimming
Our fitting staff are here to help you Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 5 pm. Please call ahead to schedule your fitting appointment.
Meet Julie Christian
Julie Christian, our certified prosthesis fitter, has 10 years of experience in breast cancer care. She helps organize the annual Breast Education Night and offers phone support to new breast cancer patients. She has a great passion for helping women with breast cancer.
Insurance and product cost
Before purchasing our products, you must have a prescription stating the need for prosthetic bras, and a right breast or left breast prosthesis.
Most insurance companies cover the cost of prostheses and mastectomy bras. Medicare usually covers prosthetic devices as medically-necessary replacements of a body function.
Silicone prostheses usually cost between $245 and $390. The cost of non-silicone prostheses ranges from $150 to $200.
Prostheses are usually guaranteed for two years with normal wear and tear. The lifetime of prostheses depends on your lifestyle, product maintenance and how often you wear your prostheses. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will teach you how to care for your products.