You need to have a physician’s order for a sleep study, much like a prescription for medication. A referral may be needed if your insurance is an HMO type policy. Please check with the Customer Service phone number on your insurance card.
Will this be covered by my insurance?stratweb2021-03-19T20:57:04-04:00
In most cases, yes, although you may be responsible for a co-pay. Questions about coverage of your particular policy should be directed to the Customer Service number on the back of your insurance card.
What do I need to bring with me?stratweb2021-03-19T20:57:38-04:00
Neither pets nor spouses are allowed at the Sleep Center. We need to get an accurate picture of YOUR uninterrupted sleep. If you need additional assistance due to medical reasons, a guardian may stay to assist the sleep tech throughout the sleep study. If you have a service animal, you may bring them. Please advise scheduler while setting up your appointment.
How long will this take?stratweb2021-03-29T19:12:12-04:00
You will have several leads attached to you. This is the most valuable way we “watch” you sleep. There is also an infrared camera in the patient room so we may monitor your position, movements, and need for assistance.
The technicians at the Sleep Center are not licensed to dispense medications. If your ordering physician has prescribed a specific medication for your sleep study, please fill the prescription prior to arriving at the Sleep Center and you will self-administer your medication prior to the study.
What if I can’t go to sleep?stratweb2021-03-19T21:01:24-04:00
Many patients believe they will not be able to fall asleep. If you feel you fall into this category, please discuss it with your ordering physician. He may prescribe a mild sleep aid, which will not affect your study, but will help you fall asleep.
May I drink or eat?stratweb2021-03-19T21:02:00-04:00
Reading physicians receive a “scored” copy of your sleep report within 72 hours. They interpret the results and will forward the completed report to the ordering provider. Please contact your ordering physician’s office for a follow up appointment to review your results with your physician.
If I need a CPAP machine, does LRH Sleep Disorders Center provide one?stratweb2021-03-22T18:00:00-04:00