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If you or someone you care about is experiencing poor sleep, or you are concerned about possibly having Sleep Apnea, taking an at-home sleep study has never been easier.

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What does Sleep Apnea treatment look like at Circle Medical?

Video meeting: Intake & analysis  
What is it?

Once you select a provider, you will attend a 30-minute intake appointment via the secure Circle Medical app from any convenient location of your choosing, such as your own home. Your provider will assess your symptoms and medical history, and order a sleep study to gather data on your sleep.

Cost with insurance

$0-150†

Cash pay

$150

At-Home Sleep Study
Participating in an at-home sleep study has never been easier. The steps are as follows:
  • You will be sent a small device (smaller than an Oreo cookie)

  • Pair the device with a free app on your phone, and follow the instructions to tape it to the tip of your index finger for one night before going to sleep.

  • Sleep (In your own bed!) and perform a two-night sleep study

  • The data will be sent automatically to your provider, and your results will be analyzed by a board-certified sleep specialist who will determine if you are at risk for, or are experiencing Sleep Apnea, and will create an individualized treatment plan based on those results and your medical history

Cost with insurance

$0-250†

Cash pay

$250

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How we determine what treatment is right for you

Based on the results of your sleep study, the severity of your Sleep Apnea, and other relevant health factors, your provider will recommend one or or a combination of the following treatment options and paths:

1. Behavior Modification

Many mild cases of Sleep Apnea can be treated by losing weight, changes in frequency and intensity in exercise, breath work, reducing alcohol consumption, stopping smoking, and more.

2. CPAP Machine or Equivalent

If a patient’s Sleep Apnea is significant enough that behavior changes alone are not effective, the typical treatment for Sleep Apnea is the use of a CPAP machine or similar device to help regulate a patient’s breathing while they sleep. 

Available only with a prescription, CPAP machines have continued to evolve along with other medical technology, and have become easier than ever to use. Your provider will be able to recommend a CPAP device that is most compatible with your lifestyle, and will be covered by most insurance plans. 

3. Referral for Oral Surgery

In very rare or extreme cases, or for patients who are unable or would prefer not to use a CPAP device or other device, Circle Medical providers can make an appropriate diagnosis and refer the patient out to a specialist for upper respiratory or airway surgeries. 

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Circle Medical is able to offer low cost and high quality care from Primary Care Providers that are qualified to treat a wide range of conditions, and integrates your care into your overall health plan. Co-pay costs may range from covered, to $35, to not covered, and will depend on your individual insurance plan.

In network with most PPO insurance plans.

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Sleep Apnea should be taken seriously.

Who gets Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea is very common, and affects nearly 1 billion people across the world each year. In the US, 25-30% of men, and 9-17% of women are estimated to have obstructive Sleep Apnea. While men are more likely to be affected than women, it can be much more common during and after pregnancy, and as we age. Other significant factors that contribute to Sleep Apnea include:

  • Family history

  • Obesity

  • Alcohol use

  • Smoking

What does Sleep Apnea look like?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when your airways become blocked during sleep. Typical symptoms include being tired during the day (despite adequate hours of rest), trouble staying asleep at night, headaches or dry mouth in the morning, and excessive or loud snoring that includes moments of gasping for air (these are usually observed by sleeping partners).  

It is important to note that not all of these symptoms may present in a person who is experiencing Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea often affects people who are not obese, for example. Additionally, up to 20% of patients who have Sleep Apnea do NOT snore. (Snoring in and of itself is not always associated with Sleep Apnea.) 

Why is it important to diagnose and treat Sleep Apnea?

Left undiagnosed or untreated, Sleep Apnea can cause serious health complications for your or your loved one. Not only does it disrupt the quality of sleep for you or your sleep partner, untreated it could lead to other significant issues, including:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

  • Cardiomyopathy (enlargement of the muscle tissue of the heart)

  • Atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) 

  • Type-II diabetes

  • Heart disease

  • Heart failure 

  • Stroke

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Say goodbye to awkward sleep studies.

Learn about your sleep health without leaving the comfort of your own bed.

Sleep Study Features
Comfortable equipment (no wires, no beeping, no clamps, no 1-way mirrors)
Sleep in your own bed
Data sent automatically to your doctor
Complete electronic copy of your data and analysis sent to your phone
Easy to reschedule
Complete 2 or more initial studies for consistent data (at no additional cost)
Equipment delivered to your door
Keep the device for further studies and follow-up evaluation
Availability (how soon can I start?)
Results sent to your provider to review within
Cost
Circle At-Home Sleep Study
2-4 business days
72 hours or less
$0-250
(depending on insurance)
Typical In-Clinic Sleep Study
3-6 weeks (can be over 6 months)
7+ days
$500-$10,000
(National average cost was $3,075 in 2022)

200+ Primary Care Providers.
100% Confidence.

No matter which Provider you choose, you will be seen by a clinician who cares deeply about your health and wants to help you live your happiest, healthiest life.

Circle Medical Providers are held to an exceptionally high standard of compassionate, evidence-based care, and follow guidelines developed in partnership with UCSF, one of the country's top 10 hospitals.

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Circle Medical Providers must meet all of the following standards:

Exceptionally qualified in their field

Board-certified

Deeply empathetic for patents

Follows evidence-based care guidelines

Embracing of diverse patient backgrounds

Impeccable record of previous care

Your care doesn't have to stop at Sleep Apnea.

As a fully-licensed primary care practice, we know that gender-specific treatment is just one piece of making you healthy. Our 200+ providers offer annual checkups, on demand video appointments, specialist referrals, and more.

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Held to a higher standard of care by one of the top 10 hospitals in the country.

Our affiliation with UCSF is more than just a partnership. Our providers must hit specific patient care metrics and consistently deliver the highest possible level of care.

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Frequently Asked

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If I think I have Sleep Apnea, can I sign up for a Sleep Study on my own?

Current laws in the United States require a doctor’s prescription in order for a patient to participate in a sleep study.

If I know I have Sleep Apnea, can I just purchase a CPAP device?

Current laws in the United States require a doctor’s prescription in order to obtain a CPAP device.

How do I return the device after my Sleep Study is completed?

You don’t have to return it! Your Sleep Study device is a disposable medical device that is capable of performing up to 10 separate nights of sleep analysis. Your provider will work with you to determine the number of records necessary for your initial analysis, and once completed, you can either retain or dispose of the device. If it is determined that you are suffering from Sleep Apnea, you will be able to keep the device so that you can perform a follow-up study to monitor the efficacy of your treatment.

Is the device uncomfortable or hard to use?

Not at all. It is a small device that you can easily attach painlessly to the tip of your index finger. The companion smartphone app includes detailed, easy to follow instructions for use, and will send the recorded data back to Circle automatically.

Do I have to pick up, or drop off, my device at a Circle Medical location?

No, the device will be sent to you, and will arrive in 2-4 business days following your provider’s recommendation for a Sleep Study. The device will automatically send recorded data back to Circle for evaluation.

Who reviews my sleep study results?

Your sleep results will be reviewed by a board-certified sleep specialist, who will then work closely with your Circle Medical provider to create your personalized treatment plan.

What are the benefits of an at home sleep study vs a regular sleep study at a clinic?

Most people find it far more comfortable to sleep in the comfort of their own bed in their own home, where your sleep patterns will much more closely match your typical sleep cycle than they would when you sleep in a clinic that is new to you. The device you will receive will also allow you to perform multiple studies, and all at a small fraction of the typical cost of an in-clinic sleep study.

General

Where are Circle Medical’s clinics located? Where can I get care?

Circle Medical has in-person clinics in California and is expanding its in-person presence across the US, but you can get high quality care via telemedicine video appointments in 25 states across the US.

To see what states are currently available, please start booking an appointment and the available states will show as options for you to select.

Do I need to book my appointment with a doctor (MD or DO), or can I book my appointment with any provider (PA-C, NP, etc)?

You do not need to book your initial appointment with a doctor. You can book your appointment with any provider that we have available. Our providers all work closely together to make sure that we are providing the same excellent standard of care to all patients regardless of which provider you book your appointment with.

What is the total cost of treatment?

Circle Medical is a primary care practice, which means that the only fee due to us is the cost of the appointment itself. We accept insurance, so your plan may pay some or all of the appointment fee. Circle does not charge any ongoing membership fees to use our platform.

If you are prescribed medications, you will pay for them when you pick them up at a pharmacy.

Insured

We contract with most PPO insurance plans. If you are a California Bay Area resident, we also work with a small number of HMO plans.

To verify if we work with your insurance, simply start booking an appointment online. You will be prompted to enter your insurance details and will receive eligibility results instantly as well as an estimate of your appointment cost prior to confirming your appointment.

Some PPO plans that we currently work with are:

Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Blue Shield of California, Cigna, Health Net, Humana, and United Healthcare.

Our insured patients pay an average of $5-$50 per appointment.

Plans that we cannot work with are:

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide care for patients who have Medi-Cal or Medicaid insurance. This is because we are not licensed Medi-Cal or Medicaid providers, so we are not able to provide care, even if these patients choose to pay cash instead of use their insurance. If you have Medi-Cal or Medicaid, please do not book an appointment with us, as we will be unable to provide care even if you do not enter your insurance information.

Uninsured

We also offer a self-pay option at a flat rate of $100 per appointment.

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