Healing Through Oxygen
ACCEPTING CALLS & REFERRALS
Consultations are free of charge, including discussions with a physician to expedite pre-qualification
Submit your patient referral and have them pre-qualified to ensure immediate treatment
Learn about hyperbaric oxygen therapy including benefits, risks, and how it relates to your condition
The qualified team at Ontario HBOT will still be accepting calls and responding to referrals during this time.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body's natural healing processes by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled.
Under normal circumstances, oxygen is transported throughout the body only by red blood cells. With HBOT, oxygen is dissolved into all of the body's fluids, the plasma, the central nervous system fluids, the lymph, and the bone.
This way, extra oxygen can permeate all damaged tissues and the body can support its own natural healing process. The increased oxygen greatly enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduces swelling and allows new blood vessels to grow.
How it Works
The Intake Process
Consultation is done over the phone with a clinic director to go over medical history, risks/benefits, and any other questions the individual may have.
A unique patient intake form link is generated and sent to the individual seeking treatment. Once completed, the encrypted information is sent to their electronic medical record.
Qualification & Booking
Consultation notes and Patient Intake Form responses are reviewed by our medical team. If the individual qualifies, an appointment is made over the phone .
"The greatest wealth is health"
Virgil, Roman Poet
Meet the Director
On behalf of the entire team, I would like to welcome you to the Ontario Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Centre.
Whether you are a patient, referring physician, or interested in hyperbarics, Ontario HBOT is here to provide the highest standard of care with a vested interest in your success.
Every condition we treat, we emphasize compassion, comfort, and healing. My dedicated staff and I guarantee a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plan that is both professional and honest.
Most importantly, the Ontario Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Centre continues to enhance its reputation for excellence in hyperbaric medicine with over forty thousand treatments performed in just over 10 years.
Lastly, I would like to thank our patients and their loved ones for their confidence in making all of us at the Ontario Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Centre, a part of their lives.
Here are a couple of reviews taken from our Google Review Page that showcases our passion for leading, patient-centred care in a warm and welcoming environment.
Starting from my first visit to HBOT, the excellent service and care they provide was clearly evident. With their strong understanding and invaluable insights on the importance of recovery and healing, not to mention their outstanding track record and consistency, I highly recommend HBOT to anyone on a healing and recovery journey.
From the beginning, they share their vast knowledge in the recovery and healing spectrum and make you feel part of the family and that they are on your journey with you. Laurie Anne has built a strong, professional, warm and compassionate team around her. Everyone is so supportive, motivating, sincere and caring.
I am so lucky to have found them.
It really works, seriously, it has a variety of benefits beyond what you'll be addressing and these guys stand out. Their equipment is modern, the facility and its chambers are immaculate, and the staff is compassionate, friendly, and accommodating.
Concussions make life hell but with the help of oxygen therapy, the right diet, supplements, and exercise my brain fog is nearly gone and I'm sleeping more like I use to; waking up with energy ready to kickstart my morning and tackle some tasks.
I can't thank them enough, oxygen therapy is one of the best decisions I've made for my health and I look forward to using their services in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions garnered by our walk-in, phone, and online inquiries. Of course, any further questions may be answered by a member of our care team.
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:
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 Infections
Refractory Osteomyelitis (Chronic Bone Infection)
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.
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) used for?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a type of treatment used to speed up healing, reduce inflammation, increase blood flow to the outer extremities, and promote angiogenesis. Common conditions treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy include: carbon monoxide poisoning, gangrene, non-healing wounds, diabetic ulcers, and infections in which tissues are starved for oxygen.
How do I qualify for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?
To qualify for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, every prospective patient must go through a qualification process.
Pre-Qualification Consultation (over the phone or in person)
Submission of supporting medical documentation
Completion of Patient Intake & Consent
The Care Team will review all submitted documentation and make a final decision at which time, appointments will be made.
Please note: qualification for other surgeries or procedures at other facilities, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), DOES NOT mean you automatically qualify for treatment at Ontario HBOT.
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. 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 treatment. This allows for a very efficient "in-and-out" experience, especially for those doing a multiple treatment protocol.
*Please allow for an extra 10 - 15 minutes due to unforeseen circumstances that may arise
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 booked on the hour or half hour.
If you are booked at 8:00AM, doors are open at 7:45AM to allow time to change, use the restroom, pick a movie etc.
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.
What am I allowed to bring into the Hyperbaric Chamber?
The following items are allowed in the hyperbaric chamber:
Water bottle (brand new, filled with reverses osmosis remineralized water)
Post-surgical apparatus provided by referring physician (subject to hyperbaric technologist approval)
Face cloth (100% cotton, provided by hyperbaric staff)
Other items approved by the hyperbaric staff
The hyperbaric safety director (HSD) will approve or deny any items going into the hyperbaric chamber regardless of third-party approval, if they deem the item to be unsafe in their professional opinion.