Are there low cost sleep apnea tests available?

This question was asked in Hofa Park, Wisconsin on 12/18/2012.
I need a sleep apnea test but I can't afford a test . What can I do? This test depends on me starting a new job.

Doctors Answers (6)

Jana P. Kaimal, MD, FCCP
Answered on: 1/3/2013 8

Please call our office and speak to our insurance specialist. Our goal is to treat our patients and get them sleeping well so they can live active, productive lives. We are willing to work with people and do make payment arrangements in special cases.

Joseph Lee, DDS, FICOI
Answered on: 12/20/2012

A home sleep study test would be an alternative. In our office, we charge $300 for the rental of the machine for a 2-night test.

Timothy J. Delcambre, DDS, MHA
Answered on: 12/20/2012

Prior to having a sleep apnea test, you should consult your doctor or dentist for a prescription/referral for the test. Then, I would suggest calling a number of sleep centers in your area to compare prices of the sleep apnea test. Also, check and see if financing is available with these centers.

Terry M. Himes, DO
Answered on: 12/20/2012

YES, contact a local accredited sleep lab and ask for an "In Home" (low cost) study, or contact our SleepCenter. These test are limited to only identifying sleep apnea, but should work for your employers need.

Richard J. Schumann Jr., MD
Answered on: 12/20/2012

A home sleep test is roughly at third the cost of the attended one. Once the diagnosis is established an auto-titration over several nights will help you get started on treatment. Contacting a DME company about a mask and sleep apnea machine could then take place.

J. Douglas Hudson, MD, DABSM
Answered on: 12/20/2012

If you are just concerned over sleep apnea and not the other issues of sleep, then a less expensive test for this would be a home sleep test. It is much less expensive than a test done in a sleep lab. Your physician can order a home sleep test through most sleep labs.