Common questions about breast pumps 

For Commercial members

Dean Health Plan partners with SSM Health at Home to provide members with either an electric or manual breast pump. SSM Health at Home determines the brand and model of pumps to provide. SSM Health at Home may change the brand and/or model of breast pumps they provide at any time.

Dean Health Plan covers one breast pump (manual or electric) at 100% cost per delivery for all members.

Dean Health Plan Commercial members may receive an electric or manual breast pump up to four weeks before the estimated delivery date.

You can request an insurance covered breast pump by having your doctor submit an order through Epic medical record system to SSM Health at Home or by faxing the Health Plan’s breast pump order form to SSM Health at Home at 1-866-553-0824.

After SSM Health at Home confirms insurance information, they will contact you by phone within 24 to 48 hours to confirm how the member will receive the breast pump.

If you have additional questions,  please call Dean Health Plan’s Customer care Center at 1-800-279-1301.

Dean Health Plan does not cover breast pump or feeding accessories that are not included with the electric or manual pump starter kit.

Examples of non-covered accessories include:

  • Extra tubing, breast shields, valves and membranes.
  • Breast milk storage bags/bottles.
  • Feeding bottles, nipples.
  • Extra power adapters for electric pump (car, extra battery pack).

Dean Health Plan only covers the electric and manual breast pumps that are provided through the partnered durable medical equipment (DME) supplier (SSM Health at Home).

Dean Health Plan does not reimburse members for breast pumps that are purchased (or received as a gift) outside of our breast pump coverage policy. Dean Health Plan does not provide stipends for breast pump upgrades or for pumps that are not covered under the current policy.

Visits with a lactation counselor in the clinics, hospitals, and through telephone support provided by Health Plan OB case managers are covered by Dean Health Plan. Dean Health Plan does not cover lactation support services received from private lactation counselors or organizations.

If you have additional breast pump questions or concerns, call SSM Health at Home directly at 800-924-2273.

For more information about Dean Health Plan's pregnancy resources, visit You can also call our Strong Beginnings program at 608-830-5908 or Customer Care Center at 800-279-1301