Our labs are performing diagnostic sleep studies and treatment studies (CPAP, BIPAP, ASV, AVAPS) for our patients.
Heightened infection control policies are in place for all locations. Patients should expect additional screening questions and temperature readings for all face-to-face interactions.
We ask that our patients contact their referring provider with questions regarding any delay in treatment for sleep apnea. We are here to serve all patients that have been advised to seek treatment.
All home sleep studies will continue.
We offer shipping and no contact delivery to all of our patients.
For those who may not initially qualify for an in-lab study, we have portable units for at-home sleep testing (HSAT). A home sleep apnea test is a very simplified breathing monitor that tracks your breathing, oxygen levels, and breathing effort while worn.
This test is not as in depth as an in-lab sleep study and many times requires additional follow up testing.
Concierge Sleep and Wellness is still providing CPAP machines and supplies as ordered by the patient's referring physician.
Patients are encouraged to take advantage of our convenient shipping options for resupply or home sleep testing, contact our office for more information.
At this time, we are experiencing no supply shortages due to the pandemic.
As always, we will continue to work closely with our vendors to stay aware of any back orders of supplies.
We stress the importance of keeping up with the recommended resupply timelines.
Recommended resupply guidelines include:
CPAP, Auto-PAP, BiPAP, and Respiratory Assist Device (RAD) machine users should strictly follow manufacturer-recommended cleaning guidelines.
Contact us if you need help finding cleaning and maintenance instructions for your equipment, we are always happy to assist you!
There are several areas that are suffering a lack of common resources due to supply hoarding or delivery interruptions.
Although it is *optimal* to use distilled water for the humidifier, tap or bottled water may also be used. It will require a more thorough cleaning of the humidifier to prevent excess mineral buildup in the chamber.
Humidifier chambers are eligible for replacement by most insurances every 6 months.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) advises all patients to consult their doctor before discontinuing the use of a CPAP.
It is unclear whether using a CPAP would worsen a coronavirus infection, but use could increase the risk of spreading the virus to others around you.
“Dispersion of the virus with PAP is theoretically greater with than without PAP, but how much the risk to others changes specifically because of PAP therapy is not known.” The risk of stopping PAP for a limited time may be manageable depending on the severity and symptoms of sleep apnea.
Please note that without PAP use, some patients may experience an increase in short-term health risks, including accidents, falls or cardiovascular events.