San Diego Center for Hyperbaric Therapy
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Frequently Asked Questions

How are patients referred to our facility for treatment?

Patients will either be referred by their personal physician or self-referral. Each Patient will be provided the opportunity to be seen by our medical doctor prior to the start of their treatment.


Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Safe?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is extremely safe with minimal risks. Patients will be prescribed HBOT by their physician.


What type of chambers do we have?

We have the spacious 3200 Sechrist monoplace chambers. Each chamber has their own personal plasma television. Every HBOT chamber has 100% soft cotton sheets and 100% cotton comfy pillows to make your chamber experience relaxing during your time of healing.

What should patients do to prepare for treatment?

Each patient will be provided a 100% cotton gown. Please do not wear perfume, hair spray, hair oils, cosmetics, petroleum or Vaseline products, deodorants, and and metal products including wire under garments. We will have a locker provided to place all jewelry, watches, lighters, hand warmers, and any other products that are not safe to enter the chamber. We will provide Deodorant and Hair Spray for your convenience after treatment is over.

What does the Hyperbaric Technician need to know prior to treatment?
Inform our technician:

  • If you have a cold, or feel as though you are coming down with a cold
  • If you have a fever, chest congestion, nasal congestion
  • If there is any change in your medication
  • If you are nauseous, or vomiting
  • If you have an ear infection
  • If you are Diabetic and you didn't take your insulin
  • If you have not eaten the morning of the treatment
  • If you are pregnant
  • If you are claustrophobic, or anxious
  • If you have any questions please feel free to ask the technician

What conditions does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treat?

  • Autism
  • Stroke
  • Spinal  Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cancer
  • RSD
  • Lyme Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Immune System Building
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Recovery from Plastic Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Near Drowning
  • Migraine
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • ADD/ADHD