Your Pink Ribbon™ Card
You can access BCFNZ-funded cancer rehab services by using a Pink Ribbon™ Card. Once approved, the funds will be loaded directly onto your personal card.
Funds should be available on your card 24 hours after we have approved them, and you can check your balance at any time.
Registering with Swathe.me will ensure patients can pay at your clinic using their Pink Ribbon™ Card.
Find out more in the FAQ for health professionals.
Information for people wanting support
The Pink Ribbon™ Card is for people seeking support for recovery from breast cancer. This card is pre-loaded with your approved funds.
Physio for recovery and lymphoedema therapy.
You can choose from these clinics:
Yes, but you will need to apply for funding for each service separately.
No, at this time, funding for the BCFNZ counselling service is through a separate voucher system.
For further information about the BCFNZ counselling service go to the free counselling page or phone 0800 BC Nurse
You can apply for each individual service as you need:
Apply for physio
Apply for lymphoedema therapy
We will send you an email to tell you that your funding application has been approved. You should receive your Pink Ribbon™ Card (including instructions for use) in the post within one to two weeks.
The funds will be available on your card at least 48 hours after we've approved them.
When you receive your Pink Ribbon™ Card, it is loaded with your funding ready to use. You will receive instructions with the card, but you can also download them here.
We will let you know how much has been approved for each service, and you can then check your balance online at any time.
We aim to review your application as soon as we receive it. We'll let you know the outcome within seven working days.
Simply go to Cancer rehab on our website and apply for the service you need.
Because we already have your Pink Ribbon™ Card details, we can load any new funds onto your card remotely. You'll receive an email to notify you when your funding is approved.
This card is assigned to you so keep it in a safe place. We can load any new funds onto your card remotely.
Phone 0800 BC Nurse
(0800 2268773) or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you.
Information for health professionals
The Pink Ribbon™ Card is for people seeking support for their recovery from breast cancer. This card is pre-loaded with the funds approved for treatment.
To register as a provider of BCFNZ-funded services and use the prepaid card system, email Janey Carr on email@example.com
To find out more about BCFNZ services, email our nursing team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Your client can find out about our services by visiting Cancer rehab on the BCFNZ website. They can apply for each service online or by contacting our nursing team.
Please note: lymphoedema therapy requires a referral from the person’s GP, breast cancer specialist, or breast nurse.
We also offer free counselling for patients and their family members. Go to our counselling page for information on how to apply.
No, your client must complete the application. You are welcome to help them, but please ensure their personal details (not the clinic details) are entered.
You can go online and check your client's balance.
Simply click 'cardholder login' and enter your client’s card number and pin.
Please encourage your client to keep their Pink Ribbon™ Card in a safe place. They can use the same card when they are approved for another BCFNZ-funded cancer rehab service.
You can contact Janey Carr on email@example.com or call
09 366 1890.
Alternatively, visit Swathe.me to learn more.
Privacy, Terms and Conditions
BCFNZ has Terms and Conditions for support services, funding and use of the Pink Ribbon Card.