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The Ottawa Hospital’s Hyperbaric Medicine Unit is the only hospital-based hyperbaric unit in Eastern Ontario. Our dual-place chamber is used to provide both routine and emergency treatments on a daily basis. You will come to the Unit for an initial evaluation and follow-up visits as well.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is provided under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan for the following approved conditions:

  • Air or Gas Embolism
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Smoke inhalation; Carbon Monoxide Complicated by Cyanide Poisoning
  • Clostridial Myositis and Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)
  • Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome and Other Acute Traumatic Ischemias
  • Decompression Sickness
  • Enhancement of Healing in Selected Problem Wounds
  • Exceptional Blood Loss (Anemia)
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Refractory Osteomyelitis
  • Delayed Radiation Injury (Soft Tissue and Bony Necrosis)
  • Compromised Skin Grafts and Flaps
  • Thermal Burns

Private therapy for non-approved conditions cannot be purchased at The Ottawa Hospital.

Making an Appointment

Physician Referral Needed
(You can call the unit for information)

Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Contact Us

General Campus: Eye Institute, 2nd Floor, Room 2503

Calls can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to 613-737-8966. After office hours, your call will be taken by one of our chamber operators.

Fax: 613-737-8965

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Last updated on: May 15th, 2017