The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Assistive Devices Program provides partial funding towards the purchase of a CPAP system. Recipients of social assistance from Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program may be eligible for full funding. There are multiple options of CPAP systems and our Regulated Health Professional will help you find the most suitable equipment.
Private health insurance often supplements government funding. Clients pay the remaining portion up-front and then apply for reimbursement from their insurer. Clients with an extended health insurance plan are advised to contact their insurer before purchasing. The insurer will need to know obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is a long-term diagnosis.
Key questions to ask the insurer include:
Is a copy of the CPAP prescription required?
What other official documentation do they require?
What percentage of payment portion does the policy cover?
Is the cost of equipment rentals/trials covered?
Are the future costs of "soft goods"(i.e. items requiring replacing after 6-12 months due to usage and wear such as masks, headgear hoses and filters) covered?
Is there coverage for the replacement cost of the CPAP unit? If so, how often?
Whatever the situation, we’ll help investigate options for paying for the CPAP therapy and equipment.
Find more information about Assistive Device Program funding by phone at 1-800-268-6021 or visit their website.