Hyperbaric oxygen therapy today is delivered across the complete range of healthcare settings—from private homes to national chains
owned by publicly traded companies, from suburban strip malls to major academic medical centers, from ranch spas to inner-city medical
office buildings, from sports locker rooms to surgical-grade clean rooms.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is serious healthcare with serious potential side effects. We urge HyperbaricLink
visitors to learn more about all the available choices of equipment, dosages, staffing, services, emergency preparedness, and other amenities before
seeking treatment at any hyperbaric treatment center.
In our directory we distinguish 9 hyperbaric treatment center types:
- Provides both inpatient (people admitted to a hospital bed) and outpatient treatment (people visiting the clinic from home);
- Located in facilities with advanced care capabilities which usually include an emergency department, operating rooms, intensive care services, and round-the-clock staff;
- Hospital-based hyperbaric facilities are able to combine hyperbaric treatment with other specialized types of treatment to care for patients with multiple or complex conditions;
- Usually only treat FDA-Approved diseases and conditions;
- Hospitals generally have the highest cost per treatment.
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- Provides care for patients able to visit the clinic for each treatment;
- Often located in a facility that is physically removed from the associated hospital’s primary in-patient building;
- Affiliated with a hospital, medical center, or healthcare system [integrated delivery networks];
- Usually focus on treatment of a limited number of FDA-Approved conditions such as chronic wounds and related conditions.
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- Freestanding facility equipped with chambers capable of reaching hyperbaric pressures and 100% oxygen concentration;
- Independent HBOT providers operate in physician offices, wellness centers, or commercial buildings;
- Independent hyperbaric clinics may treat a mix of FDA-cleared and experimental/investigational (“off-label”) indications;
- Medical directors of independent clinics specialize in hyperbaric medicine and often specific conditions that respond to HBOT;
- Independent clinics generally have the lowest cost per treatment.
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- Dedicated to the treatment and monitoring of clinical trial subjects or research into hyperbaric physiology;
- Usually not available to the general patient population;
- Only a few major academic medical centers operate such facilities.
- Usually not available to the general public;
- Operated by companies specializing in commercial diving, oil and gas exploration, aviation, or other industrial applications.
Government, Nonmilitary Facilities
- Hospital or clinic restricted to government employees for research or other specialized activities;
- Closed to the general public.
- Hospital or clinic restricted to military veterans;
- Closed to the general public.
- Hospital or clinic serving active duty military personnel;
- Some partner with local hospitals or clinics, but most are closed to the general public.
Independent Mild HBOT Clinics
- Freestanding facility equipped with inflatable devices that operate below the recognized pressure and oxygen concentration for hyperbaric medicine;
- Mild HBOT providers operate in physician offices, alternative care clinics, wellness centers, spas, or commercial storefronts;
- Mild HBOT treatment does not meet the established criteria for hyperbaric treatment of FDA-cleared diseases and conditions.
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Every listing in our treatment centers directory identifies the type of treatment center. Listings also include diseases and conditions, treatment center certifications,
hyperbaric chamber types, and complete contact information.
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ProfilePlus listings include extensive information on medical staff,
hyperbaric chambers, hours, and information for referring physicians.
Treatment centers may have multiplace chambers, monoplace chambers, or both.
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