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Apogee Essentials Intermittent Catheters: Quality at an Affordable Price

Developed based on feedback from healthcare professionals and consumers who are facing declining reimbursement rates, Hollister Incorporated has developed the Apogee EssentialsTM line of intermittent catheters. The Apogee Essentials line offers quality at a more affordable price.

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All Hollister People First advocates are actual users of Hollister products.

All Hollister People First advocates are actual users of Hollister products.

The Apogee ICTM intermittent catheter is a non-lubricated catheter for those who prefer gel lubrication and offers smooth eyelets to help with more comfortable insertion and removal. The enhanced grip in the flexible funnel provides easier handling and the guide notch helps to indicate the coudé tip position.

The Apogee HCTM hydrophilic intermittent catheter offers the same smooth eyelets and flexible funnel, and is for those who prefer a hydrophilic coating. The hydrophilic coating is activated by a simple use burstable sterile water pack that creates a smooth and slippery catheter. The sliding sleeve provides more control during the catheterization process and helps to avoid touching the catheter.

Both the Apogee IC and Apogee HC intermittent catheters are available in a wide range of French sizes and lengths and both straight tip and coudé tip options are available.

The Apogee Essentials line is supported by simple to understand education on how to use the products. Male and female illustrated guides for use and instructional videos are available on This website also includes health, wellness and lifestyle education relating to intermittent catheterization.

Request an Apogee Essentials sample here.

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All of the people featured on are actual Hollister product users.

Please visit or call a customer service representative at 888.740.8999 to request a product sample.  The Hollister PeopleFirst program is part of the Secure Start program.

About Secure Start by Hollister

Imagine a customized continence care program designed specifically for you. Hollister’s knowledgeable Secure Start Continence Care Coordinators can help you with meaningful support, trial samples, and a variety of personalized services.
And that’s just the beginning.
Enrolling is easy and at no cost to you.  Here’s how the Secure Start Services works:
  • With your consent, your clinician can help you enroll from their office. Should you want to receive product samples, your clinician will need to provide your prescription.  You may also self-enroll by visiting
  • A Secure Start services professional will be in touch with you within 48 hours to introduce themselves.
  • Your Secure Start services professional remains in touch with you on a periodic basis to address any questions you may have and to offer services that may be of interest to you.  They are your personal advocate and available to support you at any point.
  • Services include information on local support and adaptive sports groups, access to an on-call nurse, insurance navigation, product information, and periodic emails on health, lifestyle and wellness.

Learn more about Secure Start or enroll here.

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