No Prescription CPAP Mask
CPAP Items that DO NOT require a copy of prescription:
- CPAP Masks without Headgear: Includes everything except Headgear Straps
- CPAP Mask Parts: Cushions, Headgear, Accessories
- CPAP Machine Parts: CPAP Hose/Tubing, Filters, Water Chambers, Parts, etc.
- Comfort Items: Tube Covers, Moisturizers, Comfort Pads, etc.
A prescription is required for the purchase of all machines, complete mask systems and humidifiers. Each item that requires a prescription is clearly marked on our website. A dated prescription from within the last year is required for PAP machines, and your prescription can be used multiple times within that year. Machines will be set to prescribed pressures as indicated by your prescription prior to shipment.
If you need help obtaining a prescription from your doctor, give us a call at 1-866-298-6482. We can request your information directly from your sleep doctor or PCP. We will be happy to work with your physician to get the prescription.
Prescriptions are required for CPAP Machines, BiPAP Machines, Humidifiers and Assembled Masks at cpapsupplies.com. They can be filed in the following ways:
Why We Need a Prescription
State Boards of Pharmacy and the FDA require all licensed distributors of CPAP devices to obtain prescriptions for humidifiers, all types of CPAP machines and complete CPAP mask systems, as they are considered Class II Medical Devices. These guidelines require a copy of the prescription be on file prior to shipping your order to any U.S. address (Please Note: You may order prior to submitting your prescription, and the order will not ship until we have a prescription on file).
Learn how to order a CPAP Mask without Prescription
Prescription Must Include:
- Patient's first and last name
- Physician's information, signature, and date
- Prescribed pressure setting (Bi-PAP must include IPAP and EPAP pressures, APAP must include minimum and maximum pressure)
- A statement about the equipment needed, for example “CPAP”, “BiPAP”, “CPAP Mask”, “CPAP Humidifier” or “CPAP Supplies”
Should I Pay Cash Or Use Insurance for my CPAP?
Reasons to Cash-Pay
- Cash-pay discount (sometimes)
- No compliance, prior auth, or rental requirements
- No restrictions on make/model, so you can get exactly what you want
- You have a high-deductible plan
Reasons to use Insurance
- Once your deductible is met, your supplies are likely covered 100%
- Sleep test, Dr. visits, and consultations probably contribute to paying down deductible
Bottom line: If you’re likely to hit your deductible (either through CPAP supplies or otherwise) you can get your CPAP machine and a regular schedule of supplies covered at little to no cost to you. (Even if the up-front costs are higher, it may end up cheaper in the long run.)
You may wish to choose cash pay if you A) have a high-deductible plan, B) want a machine your insurance doesn’t cover. As an added bonus, there are no compliance, prior auth, or rental requirements.