CPAP FUNDING

Funding for CPAP equipment is done through the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND LONG TERM CARE

The objective of The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is to financially assist Ontario residents with long term physical disabilities to obtain basic, competitively priced, personalized assistive devices appropriate for the individual's needs and essential for independent living.

MAJOR CHANGES TO ADP FUNDING AS OF MARCH 1ST 2014: ADP has fixed the price of a CPAP at $860 of which the patient pays $215. This cost includes a CPAP machine, hosing and a mask. Home Care Companies may sell additional features such as an upgraded mask, heated hosing, and a follow-up package for an additional charge. Trials of CPAP are no longer funded by ADP. Each company will have a policy on paying for a trial of CPAP. If your doctor has recommended CPAP as the therapy of choice for your sleep apnea, buying the machine and beginning treatment immediately is the best choice for you. Private insurers often cover most or part of the additional cost. Check with your insurer prior to purchasing your machine.

If your sleep apnea is very mild and other equally effective forms of therapy are available, then a trial of CPAP may be an option rather than purchasing CPAP immediately.

AS OF MAY 1ST 2011, ADP NO LONGER COVERS A REPLACEMENT CPAP MACHINE EVERY FIVE YEARS UNLESS YOUR MACHINE IS BROKEN AND CAN NO LONGER BE REPAIRED. PHONE YOUR CPAP PROVIDER IF YOUR CPAP MACHINE IS NO LONGER IN GOOD WORKING ORDER.