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TENS Machine

A TENS machine is an electronic medical device. TENS is an abbreviation of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.

A TENS machine is a small, portable, and battery-operated device that is worn on the body. The box is attached by wires to pads stuck to the skin. Small electrical pulses are transmitted to the body. This can help to ease pain in some people with certain medical conditions.

Claiming Requirements

TENS Machines claimed under Extended Health Benefits should:

  • Be medically necessary and prescribed by a qualified provider as outlined under your Extended Health Benefits plan.

Claims reimbursement will be subject to applicable plan maximums, deductibles, and limitations as defined under your benefits policy. Please refer to your employee benefits booklet and/or your insurance carrier for coverage.


Prescriptions should include the following:

  • Be prescribed by a health care professional in good standing with their provincial regulatory body.
  • Include a diagnosis that outlines the medical condition that necessitates the TENS Machine.

Approved Provider Invoice and Supporting Information

The invoice provided by the Approved Provider and submitted by the claimant should include the following information:

  • The make, model, and/or style number of the TENS machine dispensed.
  • SKU and/or serial # of the TENS machine dispensed.
  • Name, signature, and qualifications of the person who dispensed the TENS machine.