• Ambulance
    Ambulance
  • Body Scans
    Body Scans
  • Dental
    Dental
  • Nursing
    Nursing
  • Optomestrist
    Optometrist
  • Prescriptions
    Prescriptions
  • Transplant
    Transplant

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Qualified medical expenses are designated by the IRS. They include medical, dental, vision and prescription expenses.

See IRS publication 502 for a list of specific examples.

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  • AA meetings, transportation to
  • Acne treatment
  • Activity tracker
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Air conditioner
  • Air purifier
  • Alcoholism treatment
  • Allergy medicine
  • Allergy treatment products other than medicine
  • Alternative healers
  • Ambulance
  • Analgesics
  • Antacids
  • Antibiotic ointments
  • Antihistamines
  • Anti-itch creams
  • Arthritis gloves
  • Artificial limbs
  • Artificial teeth
  • Aspirin
  • Asthma delivery devices and medications
  • Automobile modifications
  • Babysitting and child care
  • Bactine
  • Bandages, for torn or injured skin
  • Batteries
  • Behavorial modification programs
  • Birth-control pills
  • Birthing classes
  • Blood-pressure monitoring devices
  • Blood storage
  • Blood-sugar test kits and test strips
  • Body scans
  • Books, health-related
  • Braille books and magazines
  • Breast pumps
  • Breast reconstruction surgery following mastectomy
  • Breastfeeding supplies
  • Calamine lotion
  • Calcium supplements
  • Capital expenses
  • Cancer screenings
  • Car modifications
  • Car seats
  • Carpal tunnel wrist supports
  • Chelation therapy
  • Childbirth classes
  • Chinese herbal practitioners
  • Chiropractors
  • Cholesterol test kits
  • Chondroitin
  • Christian Science practitioners
  • Circumcision
  • Classes, health-related
  • Club dues and fees
  • COBRA premiums
  • Co-insurance amounts
  • Cold medicine
  • Cold/hot packs
  • Cold sore medicine
  • Cologne
  • Compression hose
  • Condoms
  • Contact lenses, materials, and equipment
  • Contraceptives
  • Controlled substances in violation of federal law
  • Co-payments
  • Cosmetic procedures
  • Cosmetics
  • Cough suppressants
  • Counseling
  • CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) devices
  • CPR classes
  • Crowns, dental
  • Crutches
  • Dancing lessons
  • Decongestants
  • Deductibles
  • Dental floss
  • Dental sealants
  • Dental services and procedures
  • Dentures and denture adhesives
  • Deodorant
  • Dependent care expenses
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetic socks
  • Diabetic supplies
  • Diagnostic items/services
  • Diaper rash ointments and creams
  • Diapers or diaper service
  • Diarrhea medicine
  • Diet foods
  • Dietary supplements
  • Disabled dependent care expenses
  • DNA collection and storage
  • Doula
  • Drug addiction treatment
  • Drug overdose, treatment of
  • Drug testing kits for home use
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Dyslexia treatment
  • Ear piercing
  • Ear plugs
  • Ear wax removal drops
  • Eczema treatments
  • Egg donor fees
  • Eggs and embryos, storage fees
  • Electrolysis or hair removal
  • Elevator
  • Exercise equipment or programs
  • Expectorants
  • Eye drops
  • Eye examinations, eyeglasses, equipment, and materials
  • Face creams
  • Face lifts
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Fertility treatments
  • Fever-reducing medications
  • Fiber supplements
  • First aid cream
  • First aid kits
  • Fitness programs
  • Flu shots
  • Fluoridation services
  • Fluoride rinses
  • Food thickeners
  • Foods
  • Foreign countries, medical care received in
  • Founder's fee
  • Funeral expenses
  • Gastric bypass surgery & including excess skin removal
  • Gambling problem, treatment for
  • Gauze pads
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Glucosamine
  • Glucose-monitoring equipment
  • Guide dog
  • Hair colorants
  • Hair removal and transplants
  • Hand lotion
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Headache medications
  • Health club fees
  • Health institute fees
  • Hearing aids
  • Hemorrhoid treatments
  • Herbs
  • HMO premiums
  • Holistic or natural healers
  • Home health care
  • Home improvements (such as exit ramps, widening doorways, etc.)
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Hospital services
  • Household help
  • Human guide
  • Humidifier
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Illegal operations and treatments
  • Immunizations
  • Inclinator
  • Incontinence supplies
  • Infant formula
  • Infertility treatments
  • Insect-bite creams and ointments
  • Insect repellent
  • Insulin
  • Insurance premiums
  • IVF (in vitro fertilization)
  • Laboratory fees
  • Lactation consultant
  • Lactose intolerance tablets
  • Lamaze classes
  • Language training
  • Laser eye surgery, Lasik
  • Laser hair removal
  • Late fees (for late payment of medical bills)
  • Latex gloves
  • Laxatives
  • Lead-based paint removal
  • Learning disability, instructional fees
  • Legal fees, general
  • Legal fees in connection with fertility treatments
  • Lice treatment
  • Lip products, medicated
  • Lipsticks
  • Liquid adhesive for small cuts
  • Lodging at a hospital or similar institution
  • Lodging not at a hospital or similar institution
  • Lodging of a companion
  • Lodging while attending a medical conference
  • Long-term care insurance premiums
  • Long-term care services
  • Makeup
  • Marijuana or other controlled substances in violation of federal law
  • Masks, disposable
  • Massage therapy
  • Mastectomy-related special bras
  • Maternity clothes
  • Mattresses
  • Meals at a hospital or similar institution
  • Meals not at a hospital or similar institution
  • Meals of a companion
  • Meals while attending a medical conference
  • Medical alert bracelet or necklace
  • Medical conference admission, transportation, meals, etc.
  • Medical monitoring and testing devices
  • Medical records charges
  • Medicines and drugs
  • Menstrual pain relievers
  • Mentally handicapped, special home for
  • Midwife
  • Mineral supplements
  • Missed appointment fees
  • Moisturizers
  • “Morning-after” contraceptive pills
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Motion sickness wristbands
  • Mouthwash
  • Nail polish
  • Nasal strips or sprays
  • Naturopathic healers
  • Nicotine gum or patches
  • Nonprescription drugs and medicines
  • Norplant insertion or removal
  • Nursing services for a baby
  • Nursing services provided by a nurse or other attendant
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Nutritionist's professional expenses
  • Obstetrical expenses
  • Occlusal guards to prevent teeth grinding
  • Occupational therapy
  • Omega-3 supplements
  • Online or telephone consultation, medical practitioner’s fee for
  • Operations, non-cosmetic
  • Optometrist
  • Organ donors
  • Orthodontia
  • Orthopedic shoe inserts
  • Orthopedic shoes
  • Osteopath fees
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs
  • Ovulation monitor
  • Oxygen
  • Pain relievers (Examples: Advil, Aspirin, Tylenol)
  • Perfume
  • Permanent waves
  • Personal trainer fees
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Physical exams
  • Physical therapy
  • Pregnancy test kits
  • Prenatal vitamins
  • Prepayments
  • Prescription drug discount programs
  • Prescription drugs
  • Prescription drugs and medicines obtained from other countries
  • Preventive care screenings
  • Probiotics
  • Propecia
  • Prosthesis
  • Psychiatric care
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychologist
  • Radial keratotomy
  • Reading glasses
  • Recliner chairs
  • Rehydration solution
  • Rental cars
  • Rental fee, for equipment
  • Retin-A
  • Rogaine
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Safety glasses
  • Schools and education, residential
  • Schools and education, special
  • Scooter, electric
  • Screening tests
  • Service animal, to assist individual with mental health disabilities
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Shampoos
  • Shaving cream or lotion
  • Shipping and handling fees
  • Sinus medications
  • Skin moisturizers
  • Sleep-deprivation treatment
  • Smoking-cessation medications
  • Smoking-cessation programs
  • Soaps
  • Special foods
  • Speech therapy
  • Sperm, storage fees
  • Spermicidal foam
  • St. John's Wort
  • Stem cell, harvesting and/or storage of
  • Sterilization procedures
  • Stop-smoking program
  • Student health fee
  • Sunburn creams and ointments, medicated
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun-protective (SPF) clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunscreen, cosmetics or similar products with
  • Suntan lotion without sunscreen
  • Supplies to treat medical condition
  • Support braces
  • Surgery
  • Surrogate or gestational carrier expenses
  • Swimming lessons
  • Swimming pool maintenance
  • Tanning salons and equipment
  • Taxes on medical services and products
  • Teeth whitening
  • Telemedicine, medical practitioner’s fee for
  • Telephone equipment for persons with hearing or speech disabilities
  • Therapy
  • Thermometers
  • Throat lozenges
  • Toiletries
  • Toothache and teething pain relievers
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Transplants
  • Transportation costs of disabled individual commuting to and from work
  • Transportation expenses for person to receive medical care
  • Transportation of someone other than the person receiving medical care
  • Transportation to and from a medical conference
  • Treadmill
  • Tuition evidencing separate breakdown for medical expenses
  • Tuition for special-needs program
  • Ultrasound, prenatal
  • Umbilical cord blood storage
  • Vaccines
  • Varicose veins, treatment of
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy reversal
  • Veneers
  • Veterinary fees
  • Viagra
  • Vision correction procedures
  • Vision discount programs
  • Vitamins
  • Walkers
  • Warranties
  • Wart remover treatments
  • Weight-loss programs and/or drugs prescribed to induce weight loss
  • Wheelchair
  • Wigs
  • X-ray fees
  • Yeast infection medications
  • YMCA day camp

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