Closed system catheters are a type of intermittent catheter that offers easy catheterization almost anywhere and are ideal for patients in wheelchairs, pediatric patients, and many other patient groups. The unique design of closed system catheters means there is a low risk of infection and bacteria build up. These catheters are very popular for their ease-of-use and discretion. We offer closed system catheters from Hollister, Bard, MTG, and Coloplast. Learn more about using a closed system catheter and how we can help you find the right catheter.
As with all catheters, closed system catheters are used to assist you with emptying your bladder of urine when you’re not able to do so on your own. Closed system catheters are a popular choice among patients due to their discretion and convenience. These catheters include an attached collection bag so you’re able to utilize the closed system whenever a restroom is not readily available. Like all intermittent catheters, closed system catheters are single-use and are designed to be changed at various times throughout the day.
Because these catheters contain an introducer tip that allows the catheter to bypass the highest levels of bacteria present at the entry of the urethra, closed system catheters help prevent cross-contamination and bacteria from entering the urethra, resulting in a lowered chance of a urinary tract infection (UTI) developing. Learn more about preventing and treating UTIs.
Initially, intermittent catheterization can feel like an intimidating process but once you’re used to self catheterization, you’ll be able to do this at home with ease. Watch our How to Self Catheterize videos to learn more about the process and to answer any questions you have.
Catheter Insurance Coverage
You may be eligible to receive your catheter supplies at little-to-no cost to you through insurance. Medicare and Medicaid may pay for an allowable amount of your catheter supplies each month. North Carolina Medicaid patients are eligible to receive up to 200 intermittent catheters each month, with Medicare and most private insurances following suit.
To find out if you qualify for closed system catheters through your insurance, simply complete our Qualify Through Insurance form and one of our Patient Care Representatives will verify your insurance and contact you to discuss your coverage and catheter options.
If you or someone you know needs closed system catheter supplies, Aeroflow Healthcare is happy to help you get exactly what you need. Give us a call today at 844-276-5588.