Eastern Health offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Hyperbaric medicine is located on the first floor of the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's.
» For a listing of approved HBOT treatments in Canada, please visit the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society website.
Note that HBOT is not approved for the treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or Cerebral Palsy.
Accessing Elective HBOT
» Please fax completed referrals to 709-777-2527.
Hyperbaric medicine staff will book an initial appointment once a referral is received.
Phone: 709-777-7087Fax: 709-777-2527
How does HBOT work?
While in the chamber, what will I feel?
When the pressure changes in the hyperbaric chamber, patients will likely feel fullness and/or popping in their ears, similar to the sensation of travelling on an airplane. This sensation typically resolves within a few minutes. The hyperbaric medicine staff will give you instructions on how to clear your ears. Once the pressure in the chamber has stabilized, patients shouldn't feel anything.