If you have a query other than those mentioned below please Contact B.H.O.C. by Phone or Email.
Q: How can I apply for treatment ?
A: You need to complete our application form (this can be downloaded from our Applications page, alternatively, please ring us and we shall post you a form). Please ensure that the GP´s letter is signed by your GP. Once that is done, you can give us a call to make a booking. (Don’t forget the COVID Declaration)
Q: Where in Bandon is B.H.O.C. situated ?
A: B.H.O.C.is located at the rear entrance to Bandon Town Hall – overlooking Bandon River. (Close to the Courthouse)
Q: How long does a session take ?
A: A session or dive takes 1 hour and 20 minutes. There are also sessions of 20 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the age, and circumstances of the patient.
Q: How many sessions will I need to get the benefit of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
A: When you ring us to make an appointment, we will carry out an assessment with Consultant in Hyperbaric Medicine to advise the most beneficial procedure tailor made for you.
Q: How much does treatment cost ?
A: The cost of treatment has been kept as low as possible, it is very reasonable and can be advised by contacting the Centre.
Q: When is the chamber open ?
A: B.H.O.C. runs 2 or more sessions on at least 4 mornings per week. We also open in the evenings, so you are advised to call in advance to make sure of exact opening times as they can vary depending on patient´s needs, and demand for the facility.
Q: What does one wear in the chamber ?
A: Normal / Ordinary attire.
Q: Can I use my body warmer ?
A: No, to assist with your comfort, we can supply a blanket.
Q: Can people with a head cold use the chamber ?
A: NO, as treatment can be uncomfortable to the ears.
Q: What is a typical treatment for M.S. clients ?
A: Typical, 20 sessions followed by a weekly top up session.
Q: Can a patient have more than one session a day ?
A: YES, but it is recommended to have one hour rest period between sessions.
Q: What other facilities are at the centre ?
A: Toilet Facility, Waiting Room, Tea / Coffee Facility.
Q: How does one occupy their time in the chamber?
A: Reading material can be brought into the chamber, however you cannot bring anything with batteries in (e.g. iPads, iPods, MP3 players, mobile phones, etc.).
Q: Can I bring in my hearing aid ?
A: Unfortunately due to the nature of the raised pressure and oxygen levels in the chamber, you cannot bring in your hearing aid, this must be removed
Q: What if I can’t make the regular hours due to school / family / work commitments ?
A: Contact us at the centre and we can organize a suitable appointment time for your treatment session, even if it is outside the usual opening hours.