Home oxygen therapy

The Home Oxygen Therapy Patient Information booklet (PDF 845KB) is a resource for SA Health patients who have been assessed by a respiratory or sleep specialist, who has determined that their medical condition will benefit from the supply of oxygen therapy either through State or Department of Veterans’ Affairs funding.

What is home oxygen therapy?

Home oxygen therapy is an out of hospital treatment that delivers extra oxygen to assist with breathing. By increasing the amount of oxygen lungs receive, more oxygen is absorbed into the blood and distributed to vital organs.

How oxygen can help

Some medical conditions can lead to a decrease of oxygen levels in the blood. These conditions can include heart and lung problems and sometimes sleep related conditions, particularly in children.

For more information

For more information including staff access to the print-ready resource, please contact Health.ServicesPlanningAndPrograms@sa.gov.au.