At your initial appointment, you will need to bring your completed new patient paperwork - including a signed Consent Form, Office Policies Form, New Patient Information Form
, and the Acknowledgement Receipt of Privacy Practices
. We must also have a prescription from your primary care provider before treatment can begin. This prescription can be as simple as a note from your doctor saying it is acceptable for you to have hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Please provide your doctor with a copy of the Provider Letter
and the Indications, Contraindications, and Possible Complications Form
. These forms explain hyperbaric oxygen therapy and the contraindications that may prohibit a patient from utilizing this therapy. If there are any contraindications or possible complications that you do not understand, please ask your provider to explain them to you, so that you may be fully informed before making a decision to do this therapy.
If you do not have a primary care provider, or you are unable to get a convenient appointment with them, we can do the pre-therapy physical at our office. We accept almost every health insurance in the U.S. or the visit can be paid for at the time of service. If you would like us to do this physical, we will need a copy of the patientís medical records from their primary care provider.
Please arrive at the facility approximately 10 to 15 minutes prior to your therapy session. You may want to bring the following items to make your therapy more comfortable.
| ||The chamber might get cold during your session, so you may want to bring a sweater.|
| ||A DVD player and videos will be available for use in the chamber, but you may want to bring your own favorite DVDs.|
| ||You may bring non-electronic toys to keep your child entertained during the session. Remember no electronics are allowed into the chamber, including cell phones, electronic games, cameras, etc.|
| ||Your childís treatment will take 1 hour 20 minutes total. This is an ideal time to do one on one academic work or focus on IEP (Individualized Education Program) goals with your child. Some families even have their ABA therapist(s) dive with their child for this reason. You are welcome to bring flashcards, paper and pencil, and other supplies you use during one on one therapy.|