Home studies may be done in certain circumstances. Please phone our office if you are interested in having home testing. There is a charge of $250 for this testing if requested by you.
It is important that these reports are read by a qualified sleep doctor which is included in the cost of the test.
REASONS FOR HOME TESTING: A home study may be requested by a patient when two sleep studies have already been done in a year (the maximum allowed by OHIP), or when the patient has mobility problems or other medical conditions which may necessitate the study being done in the patient’s home. You may also be referred by an occupational health department or you may request to have one done if you suspect you may have OSA but are not willing to attend an in-lab study.
It is important to note that if you elect to have a home sleep apnea test (HSAT) you will not quality for ADP funding of a CPAP unit if you require treatment. Currently ADP picks up 75% of the basic cost of a CPAP unit. You may inquire if your private health insurance coverage would cover any part of the cost of testing and or the CPAP device if treatment is recommended.
Currently no HSAT testing is covered by OHIP.
You may request to have a home study done instead of in the laboratory (self referral). There is a fee for this service of $250. To date, home studies are not covered by OHIP.