What to Expect at Your Appointment 

Welcome! Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a safe, powerful tool that can allow life changing healing and greater functioning to a wide array of people with very low risk and few side effects.

Our staff physician is certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.  Our hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers offer large, comfortable, bright spaces to relax in during treatment. Inside the chamber you lie down or sit in a lounge chair, in your own clothing. Bring reading material, a meditation tape, an iPod to listen to music, or a tablet or laptop—free wi-fi is available. A typical session is up to 60 minutes, based on one’s treatment plan. Treatment plans addressing chronic and neurological issues, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Lyme disease, systemic mold infections or traumatic brain injury may require 30-40 sessions. Treatment plans for optimizing surgical outcomes, diabetic non-healing wounds or enhancing athletic performance may consist of 10-20 sessions.

We strive to accommodate individual treatment plans and patients’ personal schedules. Set up an initial Intake or schedule treatment Monday through Friday at 802 472-8900.

INTAKE & CONSENT

A physician’s (ND, DC, DO, or MD) Prescription is required for mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy. We can provide this at your Intake visit, and will devise a treatment plan for you or work with your physician to determine a treatment plan that meets your individual needs.

Please print, complete, and mail this Intake and HIPAA Form and Pain and Function Scale to us prior to your first appointment.

Please note the following:

  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Inform us of changes in your medications and medical status.
  • No food or drinks allowed. However, if you have diabetes, we ask you to bring a snack in case your blood sugar drops in the chamber.
  • No flammables or sharp implements allowed inside the chamber.

 

FEE SCHEDULES

Payment is due at the time of service. Insurance generally does not cover hyperbaric treatment in the US, and the average cost for HBOT in Vermont is $400/hour. We are committed to offering affordable care, and suggest you take advantage of our pre-pay discount plans below. Included in these PrePaid Plans is a re-evaluation with a physician.
These fees reflect time of service and pre-pay discounts. For other charges see below.

INITIAL VISITS

Initial Intake with Prescription from a referring provider with time of service discount – $90

Initial Intake with Prescription from our office with time of service discount – $110

TREATMENT PLAN VISITS

Pay per treatment up to 60 minute session – $75

Pre-paid Package Discounts, up to 60 Minutes:
$685 for 10 sessions
$1,210 for 20 sessions
$1,635 for 30 sessions
$1,960 for 40 sessions

Treatment session per 30 minutes $50

The average cost for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Vermont is $400/hour. Donations to Hyperbaric Vermont, a 501c3 nonprofit, allow us to provide this crucial care for less than the cost of providing it. We welcome and are grateful for your support.  Click here to Donate.

See Lyme Financial Support, Education and Research Resources to apply for financial assistance for treatment or Financial Assistance for Lyme and other Conditions that may apply to you.

For information on hyperbaric chambers and equipment for home and clinic use, see Community Hyperbaric.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

Click here to access a list of frequently asked questions and learn more about hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments.

OFFICE POLICIES

  • In consideration for people who are waiting for appointments, we appreciate 24-hour notice of cancellation. We may charge you for appointments that are missed or canceled without proper notice.
  • Due to the sensitivity of other patients and staff, refrain from wearing perfume, after-shave, or essential oils.
  • We encourage you to arrive on time for your scheduled appointment. If you arrive late, it may be necessary to shorten your session in order to maintain our schedule for other patients. A shortened session will be charged the full fee.
  • For your convenience we accept cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard. Please note that all payments are due at the time services are rendered. Pre-paid packages must be paid in advance or at the time of service.
  • Federal law dictates that we are not allowed to share health care related information about you without your permission. For example, we will not share information about your scheduled appointments or the number of visits you have left on a shared pre-pay package. This law also applies to your spouse/partner. If you would like us to be able to share this type of information with your spouse, partner, or anyone else, please complete the Designation of Personal Representative.
  • It is the policy of Community Hyperbaric not to discriminate, especially with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disability.

The content and information provided here within is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a physician before pursuing any form of medical treatment, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. No claims are made as to the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of specific conditions. Community Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy makes no express or implied warranty regarding any health benefits that may be derived from the use of a hyperbaric chamber. A portable hyperbaric oxygen chamber is a Class II Medical Device, and as such its use or purchase requires a physician’s prescription.

CONTRAINDICATIONS & SIDE EFFECTS

Mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy is painless and non-invasive, and one of the safest medical procedures available. remove: (with possible minor, mild side effects. Please be aware that one possible side effect that may occur at the beginning and/or end of treatment (during compression and decompression) is) Add: You may experience a sensation of fullness in their ears, which can be alleviated by yawning. The sensation is very similar to taking-off and landing in an airplane. For those who may be claustrophobic, we suggest bringing reading material, a meditation tape or an iPod/iPad to provide a distraction.

While high-pressure oxygen therapy entails managing the safety risk of using 100% oxygen and side effects such as oxygen toxicity and seizures, mild HBOT offers the same physiological benefits with only minor, temporary possible side effects, such as barotrauma (temporary ear pain or sinus pressure).

An untreated pneumothorax (collapsed lung) is the only absolute contraindication for mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Other considerations, such as upper respiratory infections or recent lung surgery need individual assessment. If you are safe to fly in an airplane, mildHBOT is safe for you!

Community Hyperbaric

54 School Cir, East Hardwick, VT 05836

Hyperbaric Vermont, Inc – South Burlington

41 IDX Dr, Suite 270
South Burlington VT 05403
Phone (802) 662-5993
Fax (802) 857-5461
info@hyberbaricvermont.org

Gentle Hyperbarics

1037 Western Ave
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
Phone (802) 257-8622

Email: gentlehyperbaric@gmail.com

Website: http://www.gentlehyperbaric.wixsite.com/breath

GrassRoots Functional Medicine

1 Oak Ridge Road
West Lebanon, NH 03784

Phone 603-277-2199

Fax 603-856-0372

Email info@grassrootsfm.com

Website: grassrootsfunctionalmedicine.com

Business Hours
8:00 AM-4:00 PM EST Monday – Friday

Hyperbaric Vermont, Inc – Montpelier

250 Main St, Ste 102 RM C-E
Montpelier VT 05602
Phone (802) 613-3929
Fax (802) 613-3957
info@hyperbaricvermont.org

 

Blue Skies Hyperbaric, LLC

Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am – 4pm

1282 Painter Rd
Middlebury Vermont 05753
Phone (802) 989-1477
Fax (844) 225-7732

Email: hbot@blueskiesrock.com