Do you need a prescription for a commode?

Do you need a prescription for a commode?

  • 06 April, 2023
  • Frederick Tomblin

No, you do not need a prescription for a commode chair. Bedside commode chairs are considered durable medical equipment and are generally available for purchase without a prescription.

Beside commode chairs are often available at medical supply stores, online retailers (such as, or through home healthcare equipment providers. However, it's always a good idea to check local regulations and healthcare providers to confirm any specific requirements or recommendations in your area.

In some cases, the NHS or your health insurer may provide coverage or reimbursement for the cost of a commode chair if it is deemed medically necessary, so it's worth checking with your insurance provider if you have coverage.

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