Pediatric Standard Manual Wheelchair
Standard Pediatric wheelchairs offer a variety of seat width and depths for a user with short term needs. Standard wheelchairs do not have a built-in growth kit or seat adjustability option so it is not recommended for long term use, but it is a great option for a child who has broken a leg or needs assistance getting around. Most chairs feature dual axles to easily change the seat-to-floor height for a growing child or for self-propelling.
To get insurance coverage for Pediatric Standard Manual Wheelchair, your insurance provider must determine you have a "medical necessity" for the equipment. This means you must have a condition that requires the equipment to prevent, diagnose, or treat and illness or injury; such as, you are unable to accomplish daily living activities in a safe and timely manner in your home without the aid of a Pediatric Standard Manual Wheelchair. This includes ruling out ambulating unassisted, using a cane or walker, and that you have sufficient upper body strength to self-propel in a Pediatric Standard Manual Wheelchair.