What is COPD?

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD is a long-term lung disease often caused by smoking, and includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema as secondary conditions.

Do I Have to Purchase Equipment?

IRS provides daily, weekly and monthly rental of all oxygen equipment. Most insurance plans will cover rental.

Can I travel with Oxygen Cylinders?

Pressurized cylinders are not approved for airline travel. If you require portable oxygen for travel please contact us.

Do I need a Prescription?

YES. Oxygen is a medical drug and requires doctor prescription for therapy.

Does the Province of BC fund O2 Therapy?

The Provincial Home Oxygen Program will fund therapy for qualified people. We can assess you to see if you would qualify. Actual service would be provided by an HOP vendor.

Many people who do not meet HOP guidelines may still benefit from Oxygen therapy, please contact us and/or your doctor to see if it right for you.

Quick Respiratory Links

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Learn what Sleep Apnea is, how it’s diagnosed and the treatments available.

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What Is CPAP Therapy?

Learn about Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy.

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What Is Oxygen Therapy?

Learn about Oxygen Therapy for respiratory issues.

Learn More About Oxygen Therapy

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