How can I get free incontinence products or bed wetting mats from the Local Health Authority (ASL)?
We hereby detail the most common procedure for obtaining the supply of incontinence products, but this procedure may vary from region to region: therefore, we recommend that you always check with your local health authority.
What do you need to do?
• You need to ask your family doctor for a prescription for a specialist examination;
• Carry out the examination with the proscribing specialist from the National Health Service (urologist, geriatrician or neurologist, depending on the type of incontinence);
• Obtain a diagnosis from the specialist which specifies the severity of the problem and the need for incontinence aids.
On the basis of the specialist's prescription, the Local Health Authority (ASL) authorises the supply, which usually lasts one year but can be renewed, arranging delivery directly to your home or to a pharmacy.