Sleep apnea

Maisie87
on 1/27/19 11:20 am

I got the results from my sleep study that my family doctor referred me for. Turns out I have moderate sleep apnea and require a CPAP.

Does anyone know what the cost of these machines end up being after OHIP coverage?

I'm so glad I did this test early, so it didn't hold me back later in the process!

Referral: Nov. 9/18 HRRH Orientation: January 29, 2019

Jbax
on 1/27/19 2:21 pm
RNY on 02/04/19

I only had to pay for the mask, the rest was paid by OHIP, but the masks are $200 - 300.

If you have a healthcare plan at work, some have coverage for this kind of thing.

IMO it is worth it. I cant remember when I slept so well and actually felt rested.

  • Good luck.
Maisie87
on 1/27/19 5:47 pm

Thank you! I don't believe I have any coverage at work because I am a contract worker and currently on mat leave.

Referral: Nov. 9/18 HRRH Orientation: January 29, 2019

jayjen789
on 1/27/19 5:11 pm - Greater Toronto Area, , Canada
RNY on 12/12/18

I asked the CPAP company to give me a trial before I purchased so that I could decide what mask would work for me and they did. I received a trial for 2 months and then ended up not needing it as mine was mild. They did quote me about $350-450 after ohip paid depending on the mask I got. If you have insurance they may assist as well. Good luck!

Maisie87
on 1/27/19 5:51 pm

Thank you! When I was speaking to the nurse at the sleep clinic she said I should get an automatic one so that the titration adjusts as I lose weight. I assume that will be more expensive than a regular CPAP. I have no insurance through work unfortunately. Only hope is if my husband (just got married in the 11th!) gets me on his benefit plan, but I don't know how long it would take for my coverage to kick in.

I was told I have to go back for another test and use the CPAP at the clinic and I'm excited to actually try it. I sleep like crap and have for a really long time!

Referral: Nov. 9/18 HRRH Orientation: January 29, 2019

Jbax
on 2/9/19 7:43 am
RNY on 02/04/19

I got the machine that auto adjusts the pressure - ResMed for Her Airsense 10 - it was covered by OHIP, just had to cover the mask myself.

Good luck.

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