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Easy Ordering Process

  1. Call Us Toll Free 1-888-982-8889

    Our customer service is always the number one priority at Sherman Oaks Medical. We have a full time catheter care specialist that will answer any questions you may have and help you choose the right one for you. We will always provide FREE Samples so you can try different catheters and choose the one you like.

  2. Medicare and Insurance Verification

    We deal directly with Medicare, Medicaid and Private Insurances on your behalf. You may qualify for up to 200 catheters per month and with secondary insurance you’ll pay little or no out of pocket costs.

  3. Physician Information

    We will get your doctor’s name and phone number so we can get all the paperwork and documentation required to bill your insurance.

What to expect when you call?

FREE Catheter Samples

First time customers get FREE catheter samples delivered overnight. We also have a physical store in Sherman Oaks, CA where catheters can be picked up from (requires doctor’s prescription, verified insurance).

Hassle Free Claims Processing

We specialize in handling Medicare, Medical and Private Insurances paperwork and billing. We will fill out all the paperwork and file the claims for reimbursement so you don’t have to.

FREE Discreet Shipping

Shipping is absolutely FREE for all Medicare, Medical and Private insurance orders. The catheters will arrive in discreet packaging directly to your home.

Business Hours

We have a 24 hour emergency answering service available to our customers. Our business hours are Monday – Friday: 9AM – 6PM, Saturdays: 10AM – 3 PM Pacific Standard Time.

Product Support

Our catheter specialists are highly trained and educated. They will help you with any questions you may have regarding catheters, proper use and insurances.

Catheters that’s best for you

Choosing the right catheter

Choosing the right catheter depends on number of variables including: your weight, manual dexterity, visual impairment, urethral sensibility, gender, age and where you might be using the catheter (eg. In home, traveling, or your daily routine).

Catheter Sizes

The diameter of the catheter is measured in French units. They come in three basic lengths: Male, Female and Pediatric. The funnel end of the catheters comes in different colors to identify the size in French units. Even though catheters are gender specific, many women use male catheters because male catheters are longer in length and are easier to grasp. This is especially useful for women who cannot cath over a toilet, the extra length allows the catheter to be easily connected to a drainage bag.

Catheter Materials

Catheters are made from different materials such as silicone, red rubber latex, polyurethane (PU), polyethylene (PE), polyvinylchloride (PVC), PTFE, and nylon. Some require to be lubricated and others have different types of surface coating that reduce friction and help reduce risks of UTIs. The material determines the stiffness of the catheter.

Catheter Tips

Catheters can have straight or curved (also known as Coude) tips. Curved tipped catheters are commonly used by man with enlarged prostates, but females also use curved tipped catheters because the slight bend acts as a guide to finding the urethral opening or meatus. Straight catheters are tapered so they can pass smoothly through the urethra. Some closed system catheters come with introducer tip which helps prevent contamination and reduce the risk of UTIs.

Popular Catheters

Closed system catheters

Closed system catheters have been clinically shown to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs). If you've been treated for two UTI's within last 6 months you may qualify for closed system catheters. These catheters are pre-lubricated intermittent catheters that come with a collection bag, gloves, a drape and a protective introducer tip. The introducer tip goes into the urethra and shields the catheter from bacteria that's usually found in the first 15mm of the urethra.

Pocket catheter for men

Male catheters are generally 16" long, which makes them difficult to conceal when you are out on the go. The pocket catheters come in curved packaging, making it the perfect size to carry in one's pocket. The curvature of the catheter perfectly forms to the natural curvature of the body making it easier and less painful to insert.

SpeediCath Compact for Women

SpeediCath catheters are compact female catheters that is discreet and easy to use. It is the first catheter designed to suit the anatomy of the female body, and it is about the size of a lipstick.

Hydrophilic Catheter

Hydrophilic catheters are pre-lubricated catheters that helps reduce the risk of UTIs. You don't have to touch the catheter to lubricate it which can cause contamination. The hydrophilic catheters are always hydrated therefore easier and less painful to insert.

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