Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

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In general, insurance plans and Medicare cover the conditions listed above. For specific questions about insurance coverage, we recommend contacting your insurance provider.

Medicare-approved conditions treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy include:

Other conditions approved by many insurance companies include:

Patient Education

A complete education service is provided by our staff, including:

Safety Precautions

Because the chamber is pressurized with 100% oxygen, we cannot allow certain items to be taken inside. These include lighters or matches, cigarettes, nylons, wigs, or hair pieces, petroleum jelly, ointments, hearing aids, watches, makeup, lipstick or lip balm, hair spray, hair oil or relaxers, synthetic clothing or hard contact lenses.

Should you have any questions, we will be happy to discuss them with you before treatment begins.

Consent and Possible Side Effects

Before your initial treatment, hyperbaric oxygen therapy will be explained in detail including any potential side effects you might experience. You will then sign an informed consent as you would for any hospital treatment.

The most common treatable side effects are:


Our unit offers both inpatient and outpatient services, providing a convenient way for working individuals to receive treatment. Appointments are made in consideration of your schedule during regular working hours.


Our unit is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of professionals who have received special training in wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. They will work with your referring doctor to coordinate a plan of care to achieve the best possible outcomes.