The equipment and supplies that parents need to take care of their child’s wheezing or asthma are simple to use. Getting them shouldn’t be complicated, but with health insurance contracts, it can be.
A nebulizer is a device that aerosolizes medication. It’s basically a compressor with tubing and a mouthpiece or mask for the patient to use. Nebulizers are used with medications like albuterol to treat wheezing, asthma, and sometimes bronchiolitis.
Nebulizers are classified as Durable Medical Equipment (DME). Health insurance policies have specific vendors and coverage. You can find out what your coverage and out-of-pocket costs are by calling your insurance company. We write a prescription for a nebulizer and then families can pick them up at the DME company.
We offer nebulizers and nebulizer parts at the office as a convenience.