Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and Texas Law require that CPAP and Bi-PAP (Bi-level) users obtain a prescription from a licensed prescriber in order to purchase a PAP unit, an accompanying heated humidifier device, or a mask system for use with the unit. It is our understanding that CPAP parts, such as filters, patient tubing, distilled water chambers for heated humidifiers and individual mask parts do not require a prescription.
We strongly believe that no one should use a CPAP device without licensed medical practitioner supervision, since inappropriate or improper use could be medically harmful, or, at best ineffective. We also realize that, apart from an initial recommendation or prescribing from a doctor (perhaps one trained specifically in sleep medicine), there are folks who want and need PAP therapy but who have not had any recent medical evaluation for the continued, on-going need for it. Others may not be aware that their family physician is fully capable of determining if further PAP need is medically necessary. A family physician’s prescription is often the most appropriate choice.
We are here to help. Getting a current prescription need not be a difficult thing to do:
- We can help you request a prescription from your medical practitioner on your behalf. Call our customer service toll-free number at 1-855-396-2931 (local 940-808-1680). Below is a link to a blank prescription form that fulfills FDA and Texas law requirements if you care to use it.
- If you already have a prescription or would like to get one yourself, you may either fax it to us at 1-940-484-0766 or email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: The prescription order may be written on a regular prescription pad simply as, “CPAP Unit and all necessary accessories and supplies,” along with the date of the order and the prescriber’s signature. That’s it! Nothing else is required.