Foire aux questions

Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) covered by OHIP?

OHIP coverage for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is available ONLY for individuals with one of the following 14 conditions:

  • Air Embolism
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO2) Poisoning
  • Chronic/Severe Anemia including exceptional blood loss anemia
  • Chronic/Severe Non-Healing Wounds including diabetic ulcers and bed sores
  • Clostridial Myositis and Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)
  • Compromised Skin Grafts & Flaps
  • Crush Injury & Compartment Syndrome
  • Decompressions Sickness "The Bends"
  • Delayed Radiation Injury including osteoradionecrosis and post-radiation necrosis
  • Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (ISSHL)
  • Intracranial Abscess (Brain Infection)
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Iinfections
  • Refractory Osteomyelitis (Chronic Bone Infection)
  • Thermal Burns
To learn more about the 14 conditions covered by OHIP, please click HERE.

Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) covered by Private Health Insurance Plans?

While Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) gains notoriety in Canada and becomes more of a "main-stream" modality for the treatment of various conditions, in our experience, acceptance of most private health insurance claims and treatment plans (OCF-18) involving HBOT are increasing. If you would like to learn more about how we at Ontario HBOT help those seeking coverage under private health insurance plans, please click HERE. *Ontario HBOT does not guarantee acceptance of any private health insurance claims involving Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

How do I qualify for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?

To qualify for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, every prospective patient must go through a pre-qualification consultation, over the phone, with one of our clinic directors. If the individual qualifies, they are tentatively scheduled for their first appointment, as well as sent a patient intake form link for them to fill out on their desktop or mobile device. Once the patient intake form is complete, our team reviews the answers from the pre-qualification and the patient intake, before making a final decision.

Is Ontario HBOT wheelchair accessible?

Ontario HBOT is pleased to provide a fully accessible facility located at street-level. There are zero steps and inclines throughout the entire facility. All forms of mobility devices are welcome, including wheelchairs, power scooters, and walkers.

What is the parking situation at Ontario HBOT?

All parking at Ontario HBOT is FREE for the entire duration of your treatment and is located directly outside the front door of the facility.

How much time should I allow for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?

Private hyperbaric sessions run 75 minutes in length. At Ontario HBOT, all of our chambers run ON TIME. This means that your scheduled time is when are you going into the chamber. New patients are advised to come early in order to change into the cotton scrubs provided, go to the washroom etc. In addition, there is no formal reception area requiring you to check-in before every treament. This allows for a very efficient "in-and-out" experiece, especially for those doing a multiple treatment protocol.

How does scheduling work at Ontario HBOT?

The first treatment commences at 8:00AM, with the last treatment going in around 3:00/3:30PM. All treatments are book on the hour or half hour. If you are booked at 8:00AM, doors are open at 7:45AM to allow time to change and use the restroom. Note: All chambers run ON TIME. Your scheduled time is when you are going into the hyperbaric chamber, not when you are pulling into the parking lot.