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The Wigs stream is available for people who:

  • Are aged 18 years or older.
  • Live in Metropolitan Adelaide Suburb Listing for Metropolitan Adelaide (DOCX 172.0 KB)
  • Have permanent hair loss as a result of treatment for a major illness (for example alopecia or oncology) as confirmed by a General Practitioner.
  • Were issued a wig at least 12 months prior from the acute care service provider.
  • Have not received funding from the Equipment Program for a synthetic wig in the past 12 months, or a human hair wig in the past 5 years.

Eligible people are able to receive funding towards either a synthetic or human hair wig through an approved supplier.

  • Synthetic wigs will be replaced no more than annually.
  • A human hair wig will be replaced no more than every 5 years.

Specific Eligibility Criteria for Wigs

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