For Therapists

Therapist FAQs

1. Is my patient eligible for the MWGF?
Patients must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  1. Be a member of the National Lymphedema Network
  2. Demonstrate genuine financial need
  3. Be receiving treatment at an NLN-affiliated clinic or with an NLN-affiliated therapist.
  4. 2. Do I need to be an affiliate member?
    Yes, patients must be receiving treatment at an NLN affiliated clinic or with an NLN affiliated therapist. Please contact the NLN office for more information about affiliated membership or log onto our website at

    3. How does the application/review process work?
    Patients who are eligible for the MWGF must fill out an application either online or by printing out a form from our website. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Patients need to submit all requested documents including a detailed prescription. You will need to submit the medical necessity form either online at or by mail to National Lymphedema Network, 2288 Fulton Street, Suite 307, Berkeley, CA 94704.
    All applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of lymphedema therapists and the NLN staff; the patient’s personal information will be kept confidential within the review committee. Please allow 4 - 8 weeks for review. Your patient will be notified by email or mail of the decision.

    4. Does the NLN reimburse for garments?
    No, the NLN does not reimburse for garments; our industry partners donate the garments. If your patient would like to receive garments from the MWGF he/she will need to apply to the fund and go through the review process. If he/she is approved we will work directly with the garment company to help obtain the requested garment(s).

    5. How many times a year can my patient apply?
    Patients are only eligible for one set of garment(s) per year.

    To submit a Medical Necessity Form for a MWGF applicant, please click here.

    To continue a previously saved form, click here.