A member asked:

My wife and i both have sleep apnea - we are on fixed income - what is the cheapest way to get a pair of those c-pap devices?"

5 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

? Health Insurance: If you have health insurance, they are covered. If you do not then a very good intervention is diet, exercise and weight loss. You need a prescription from a certified sleep specialist because of the need for proper fitting and monitoring.

Answered 9/3/2015

6.1k views

Thank
Dr. Carlo Hatem answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

Talk to DME: If you have insurance it might be easier to get them. If not, talk to the durable medical equipment (dme) companies in your area. They might be able to get you a deal, maybe a used machine. You will need a new mask. Your doctor's office might have some suggestions.

Answered 10/3/2016

6.1k views

Thank
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Don't skimp: I hate to say you get what you paid for, but..... I would check into insurance or a interest free finance plan like care credit. I would be careful, though, that you don't get such a cheap device that it leads to spending more money and doesn't function well. Depending on the severity of the sleep apnea, you could consider an oral mouthpiece.

Answered 12/9/2013

5.5k views

Thank
Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Health insurance: Your health insurance should cover a CPAP machine or an oral appliance. Check your insurance coverage.

Answered 10/4/2016

4.5k views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

What dental devices are used to treat sleep apnea?

10 doctors weighed in across 4 answers

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question