What is the Cost of a CPAP Machine?

CPAP Machines

A prescription is needed when purchasing CPAP machines even if there is no charge

Don’t have health insurance?

Did you establish that your insurance doesn’t cover CPAP?

Are you experiencing financial hardship and require a CPAP device or supplies?

Need a backup device or a second machine for traveling?

Here’s a list of companies that provide low-cost or free CPAP, APAP, and bi-level devices and supplies so you can get the sleep you need.

As with any purchase of CPAP equipment, a prescription is needed, even if there is no charge.

American Sleep Apnea Association

ASAA has a CPAP Assistance Program (CAP) that has offered more than 4,000 CPAP equipment packages to patients in need over the years. Their mission is to assist as many patients as possible get the treatment that they need. They believe that no one should go untreated because of financial hardship or other issues. The program is made possible from donations from manufacturers and other nonprofit entities. They have devices and masks available on a limited basis and include a 30-day return policy.

What does it cost?

CPAP: $100 program fee (does not need any proof of financial hardship). ASAA can provide you with a CPAP or APAP, new tubes, filter, and carrying case (does not include humidifier). Depending on stock, they may also supply a mask.

Supplies: Prices and availability differ—discounts for purchase or several items.

Breathe California of the Bay Area

What does it cost?

They receive donated CPAP and BiPAP devices from hospitals, sleep centers, and individuals. They clean and test the machines to ensure they work appropriately, then redistribute them to clients. When the customers receive a machine, Breathe California asks for a donation amount between $55 to $105 depending on the kind of machine. The equipment comes with new hose and filters, and they have new masks available for $10. For clients not in the locality, they offer to ship the machines for an additional $40.

The Reggie White Foundation

CPAP Machine Cost

The Reggie White Foundation provides CPAP devices to people who are unable to secure them

The Foundation was co-founded after Reggie White’s premature death, by his wife Sara, together with the Sleep Wellness Institute in West Allis, Wisconsin. They identify the role that sleep apnea played in cutting Reggie’s life short, and want to help people of all economic backgrounds to understand the symptoms and risks of this disorder. They provide CPAP therapy devices to those who might otherwise be unable to secure the required equipment. Their program is made possible from donations from people, manufacturers, and other nonprofit organizations.

Cost of CPAP Machine

CPAP: $25 program fee and proof of financial adversity.

Supplies: $10 program fee and proof of financial difficulty.

Second Wind CPAP

Second Wind CPAP specializes in quality discounted ‘open box’ new and gently used PAP equipment for those people who could not otherwise afford it. They buy new or gently used PAP machines from individuals and refurbish it before selling on this site at a discount.

What does it cost?

CPAP, APAP, Bi-Level, ASV: Differs by manufacturer and device, starting from $95 for a gently used CPAP (does not include humidifier) to $299 for used APAP 399 for bi-level and $499 for ASV. Purchase includes a 6-month money-back guarantee for a used machine. New machines are under manufacturers’ warranty.

Supplies: Only available new at regular online costs.

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