Located in the Phelps Outpatient Center
Store Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F
24-hour on-call service available
There's a lot to do when a loved one goes home from the hospital. DCH Home Medical Equipment is here to help with quality products your loved one will need to make the transition from hospital to home. DCH Home Medical Equipment provides equipment and services to patients in need of equipment prescribed by their doctor. We also operate a retail store in the Phelps Outpatient Center on the campus of DCH Regional Medical Center. A wide range of equipment is offered and can be delivered directly to the home, and we can bill your insurance for you.
- Hospital Beds
- Bathroom Aids
- Walking Aids
- Group I & II Mattresses
Under the direction of your physician, our licensed respiratory therapists provide equipment and services to patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and prescribed the use of a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy for treatment.
Diagnosis & Treatment
DCH Health System offers two accredited facilities to diagnose sleep disorders. Sleep apnea occurs during sleep when the body's muscles relax and excess tissue collapses into back of the mouth, nose and throat and blocks breathing. When breathing is interrupted by a blocked airway, the body reacts by waking enough to start breathing again.
This may occur hundreds of times each night, but does not fully awaken the patient. So, the patient remains unaware of the loud snoring, choking and gasping for air that are typical symptoms of this disorder. People with sleep apnea never get "a good night's sleep" because the repeated awakening robs them of a deep sleep. This can lead to a feeling of excessive tiredness during the day and long-term medical problems if the condition goes untreated.
Sleep apnea is most often treated with the use of CPAP therapy. During sleep, patients wear a specially-fitted mask that is connected to an air flow device that stimulates normal breathing and promotes restful sleep.
After completion of a sleep study that confirms you have sleep apnea, we will receive specific orders from your doctor about your therapy. Our Respiratory Therapist will work with the DCH Sleep Lab staff and your doctor to develop a plan of care based on your individual needs and personal wishes.
Our goal is for you to successfully follow your prescribed CPAP therapy. Ensuring your mask is properly fitted and teaching you how to care for your condition and your equipment are critical aspects of the services we provide.
We will also provide your doctor with the information necessary to monitor your progress.
A Registered Nurse is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have questions or problems with your therapy or equipment you can call us. We will call your doctor when, and if, necessary.
What It Costs
Most of the cost of the CPAP machine and accessories are covered by Medicare, Blue Cross and other insurance companies. Your health care insurance provider determines the amount covered. Purchasing and/or rental of the equipment are options also determined by your insurance provider.
Pricing includes care provided by a licensed respiratory therapist. We are happy to work out a payment schedule for you on any out-of-pocket expenses.