VitalAire works with provincial and federal funding organizations to ensure patients get the appropriate funding support they qualify for, and to reduce oxygen therapy costs when possible.
Provincial home oxygen therapy funding varies based on a patient’s province of residence, diagnosis and blood oxygen levels. Private insurance coverage plays a factor in some provinces.
Each province uses different medical criteria to decide who is eligible for home oxygen funding. In most provinces, patients qualify if their blood oxygen level (PaO2) is 55 or less
While funding is helpful, it is important for patients to receive their prescribed medical treatment to help reduce hospital readmissions and improve their quality of life.
We have private pay programs specially designed for patients who do not qualify for provincial funding but still need home oxygen therapy. These programs offer different options and include our latest equipments to address your patients’ needs.
We are available to answer your questions, 24/7.
Additional home oxygen therapy funding is available for patients who qualify through the department of Veterans Affairs and the NIHB program.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs offers oxygen equipment funding to war veterans and certain survivors. We can help determine if a patient qualifies, but the information is also found here:
Health Canada's Oxygen Equipment and Supplies Benefits Program of the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) also offers oxygen equipment funding and services to eligible Indigenous peoples. Our team will help determine if patients qualify for funding once they are referred to VitalAire, and you can also find information on the program here:
In most provinces home oxygen therapy patients need arterial blood gas test on room air or oximetry reassessment at 3, 6 and 12 months to continue receiving provincial funding.
Our respiratory therapist will typically visit patients at home, reassess, and renew funding to continue treatment as needed. If a patient does not re-qualify, we can propose payment alternatives.