Just want to let people from Ontario that if you want to buy your own concentrators instead of renting you can. I have recently purchased a stationery concentrator and also a portable concentrator. Ordered it from Toronto. I have been on oxygen since December 2014 I have qualified the previous times for my medical oxygen to be covered by Government, but the last walking test they did did not qualify me, I guess I had a good breathing day, The previous test showed that I went down so much right away that they said for sure you need it. I know that I still need oxygen, Itherefore I immediately ordered from a company in Toronto Canada Very good service and super fast delivery, the prices where great and being a medical device there is no taxes. My oxygen supplier from which I was getting my equipment said since I did not qualify I would have to rent their equipment. When I said I would like to buy the Equipment they said that in Ontario they where not allowed to sell me the equipment.
My oh my the lied to me , of course you can buy your equipment and it is well worth it. All my equipment I bought is so so much cheaper in the long run, after only 8 months, if I compare the rental price I a ahead of the game. Sad to see. Oxygen providers that are so money hungry lying to their clients
Hi Gerald The company is FPM Solutions Toronto Ont Toll free number is 1-877-820-4878
this is is where I bought my portable and my stationary concentrator
They have free shipping for I believe anything over $149.00 My equipment came by Fed Ex really fast ,delivery at door. And free. , I called and ask for their best price. What I did , I asked the girl I was dealing with for their email , I then took a picture of my doctors prescription for home oxygen and emailed it to her,and that was it, paid with my visa They give you a tracking number , make sure you ask for one if they for some reason forget because you have to check it often so you are sure to be home for the delivery . I am very satisfied with them. Take care Lorraine
I'm in Ontario and don't have to pay anything for my oxygen. I have a big concentrator and a small portable, plus I have M6 cylinders that has a regulator on top. I usually use these if I'm going out for a short time. I find the portable I have is heavy to carry and more awkward.
HI Barb In Ontario if you don't qualify through the government for funding that is if your test is above the guidlines for government funding you have to rent your oxygen equipment and pay high rental fees to the oxygen therapy supply companies or like I found out in Ontario you can purchase your oxygen equipment out right. I was funded. By the government for almost a year until I had my lastest walk test to see my oxygen levels, that is when I was a little above the requirements to get funded by the government .
All my walk tests have been low so I guess I'm stuck with this hose forever. I notice I'm having to use it more in the day now...
My Dr. changed my meds in September. They made we worse so I'm changed back to symbicort and spiriva. I see him again in February. I expect he'll want me back in hospital for another breathing test and the 6 minute walk...
However, they said because the oxygen did not provide enough of an increase in the blood oxygen levels the they would not cover it. My respiratory specialist went to bat and got it covered but they came back with bottle oxygen only.
The other RN that used to come and check me every 6 months has retired....I haven't seen the new girl yet that replaced her...My breathing has got progressively worse this last few months so I'm sure I'll pass. I use the oxygen all night and probably 5 or 6 hours during the day depending what I'm doing.
Post by Suzanne (Suz) on Dec 11, 2015 19:18:03 GMT -5
Thanks everyone for your input and finds on the oxygen and the rentals and the funds across Canada - Many of our newer members may be interested in this kind of information if they are at that stage and that is why this site is so important to have. It gives all of us the information we need. We do have to remember to be sure & check with your Dr. about any advice given by Forum Members! - This information though is very helpful - thank you everyone.