Medical Necessity Program
If you have a baby at home with a medical need, they may be eligible to receive donor human milk. You can view examples of medical necessity diagnosis here.
Important program information:
- A prescription for donor human milk is required.
- Milk is prioritized to hospitalized infants first and then to outpatients.
- Parents can inquire about receiving donor milk at hospital discharge or when their baby is already home.
- We are happy to assist parents in filing insurance and obtaining coverage for milk processing fees based on a sliding scale.
Links for more information:
The Milk Money FundLearn more about our charitable care program that can help parents pay milk processing fees.
Steps to Receive Outpatient Milk
Fill out an online inquiry form at pink link above or call 817-810-0071 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (please leave a message after office hours).
Click the pink link above for the Outpatient Check List and fax required information to 817-810-9704.
3. Wait for file review and response.
We will contact you once our medical board has extensively reviewed your child’s file for approval.
4. Pay donor milk processing fees.
Fees include costs for pasteurization, packaging, storage, etc. and can be paid by personal insurance or Medicaid. Based on documented financial need, our Charitable Care Program provides assistance on a sliding scale system. Because breastmilk is donated, there is no charge for the milk itself.
5. Arrange milk pick up/delivery.
Our outpatient coordinator will help you arrange delivery or pick up.
Click the pink link above to download important milk handling instructions. This will also be included in your recipient packet.