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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

$100

At-home Sleep Study and Screening

Participating in an at-home sleep study has never been easier. The steps are as follows:
  • You will be sent a small WESPER sleep monitoring device (two small, soft fabric patches, and a wrist mounted pulse and blood oxygen monitor)

  • The device pairs with a free app on our phone that will walk you through the easy set up process

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

  • After your sleep study is complete, return the device using an included pre-paid envelope

  • Attend a follow-up appointment with your provider to review the results and determine next steps (it generally takes 2-3 days for your provider to recieve the completed analysis based on the results of your study)

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. Prescriptions are also available for oral appliances if applicable.

3. Referral

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 an appropriate specialist.

Once you have chosen and started a treatment plan, your provider will prescribe a follow-up sleep study to confirm that your treatment is working.

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Sleep Apnea Treatment Quick Answers

Provider Information

  • All providers are board-certified

  • All providers are able to prescribe at-home sleep studies

  • Providers can order at-home sleep studies for DOT sleep apnea screening

Pharmacy Questions

  • Circle Medical is a fully-licensed medical practice

  • Most pharmacies are able to fill prescriptions sent by our providers

  • We recommend going to a pharmacy where you are already an established patient, if possible

  • The decision to fill prescriptions is often up to the discretion of the individual pharmacist


Recommended Pharmacies:

  • Bartell Drugs

  • Costco

  • Duane Reade

  • Fred Meyer

  • Giant Eagle

  • HEB

  • OptumRX

  • QFC

  • Rite Aid

  • Walgreens

  • Walmart

Appointment Details and Costs

Details:

  • 1st appointment: 30 mins, includes Sleep Assessment

  • If medically appropriate, you provider may prescribe an at-home sleep study powered by the WESPER device

  • The device will typically arrive within 7-10 business days

  • You will complete a consecutive 2-night sleep study from the comfort of your home

  • All data will be automatically sent to your provider

  • You will then return the WESPER device within 30 days of receiving the device using an included, pre-paid envelope

  • You will follow-up with your provider to review the results

  • We are not able to see or treat patients under the age of 18


Costs:

  • Costs may vary widely based on your particluar insurance plan

  • In 2022, more than 75% of Circle Medical patients with insurance paid $35 or less per Sleep appointment

  • Cash pay costs (without insurance):
      • 1st appointment: $100
      • At-Home Sleep Study: $250
      • Follow-up appointments: $100 ea

  • Circle Medical does not determine the price of any prescribed treatments, if determined to be clinically appropriate, and those may vary widely depending on your insurance plan and choice of pharmacy

Locations

Circle Medical is a virtual-first hybrid telemedicine Primary Care practice.  

We are currently available for telemedicine appointments in 32 states, with limited in-person clinic availability for our established ADHD patients at shared clinic locations in these states:

  • AZ

  • CA

  • CO

  • CT

  • DC

  • FL

  • GA

  • IL

  • IA

  • KY

  • MA

  • MD

  • ME

  • MI

  • MN

  • NC

  • NJ

  • NM

  • NV

  • NY

  • OH

  • OK

  • OR

  • PA

  • SC

  • TN

  • TX

  • UT

  • VT

  • VA

  • WA

  • WI


Our full-service flagship clinics are in:

  • Beverly Hills, CA

  • San Francisco, CA

  • New York,  NY


More opening soon!

How to contact us

The fastest and easiest way to get in touch with our care team or your provider is through our in-app chat.

Our secure app-based chat is 100% HIPAA-compliant, which is required for us to be able to discuss patient-related health issues.

Insurance

  • Most PPO insurance plans accepted

  • Medicare accepted

  • We are NOT able to see patients on Medicaid or MediCal

  • You will verify your insurance as part of booking your appointment

  • We are not able to see or treat patients under the age of 18


Costs with insurance vary by plan. We will provide an estimate based on your plan verification results.

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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 are the symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

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?

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
Equipment delivered to your door
Availability (how soon can I start?)
Results sent to your provider to review within
Cost
Circle At-Home Sleep Study
7-10 business days
4-5 days
$0-250
(depending on insurance)
Typical In-Clinic Sleep Study
3-6 weeks (can be over 6 months)
10+ days
$500-$10,000
(National average cost was $3,075 in 2022)

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Circle Medical Providers are held to an exceptionally high standard of compassionate, evidence-based care.

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Circle Medical Providers must meet all of the following standards:

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Follows evidence-based care guidelines

Embracing of diverse patient backgrounds

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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 will be sent a pre-paid, pre-addressed envelope along with the device. Once you have completed your at-home sleep study, simply place the device in the provided envelope and put it in the mail. That's it!

Is the device uncomfortable or hard to use?

Not at all. It is a small device that you can easily attach painlessly. 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 7-10 business days following your provider’s recommendation for a Sleep Study. The device will automatically send recorded data back to Circle for evaluation. You will be sent a pre-paid, pre-addressed envelope along with the device. Once you have completed your at-home sleep study, simply place the device in the provided envelope and put it in the mail. That's it!  

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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What are the types of sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where your breathing stops and starts throughout the night. It can be classified into three different types, including:

Obstructive  

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea. It happens when the muscles in your throat relax during sleep This causes blockage in your airways. This can lead to sleep interruptions and awakenings throughout the night that impact your overall sleep quality. You may not even be aware of these awakenings.

Central  

Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) happens when your brain fails to signal breathing muscles. This leads to periods during the night where breathing stops and starts.

Positional  

Positional sleep apnea occurs when a person's breathing difficulties during sleep worsens when they are in certain positions, such as lying on their back (supine position), and may improve when they sleep in other positions, such as on their side (lateral position).

How to get a diagnosis online

In previous years, you would have to go to an in-person sleep clinic to diagnose sleep apnea. You would sleep overnight at the clinic for a sleep study. This allowed a sleep specialist to monitor your sleep patterns and diagnose your sleep disorder. Fortunately, technology has advanced to allow us to conduct sleep studies at home. After connecting with an online healthcare provider like Circle Medical, you can get an at-home sleep study sent to your house. You’ll receive a simple device that monitors your sleep. This data is sent directly to your provider and you can get your diagnosis without having to leave your home. Once diagnosed with sleep apnea, your healthcare provider can determine an appropriate treatment plan.

Is sleep apnea genetic or hereditary?

Sleep apnea can be caused by a variety of factors, and evidence suggests that there may also be a genetic or hereditary link. If you have sleep apnea in your family history, your risk for developing the condition may be higher. However, environmental and lifestyle factors also are attributed to sleep apnea. Obesity, alcohol consumption, and smoking can all increase the risk of sleep apnea.

Can you have sleep apnea without snoring?

Snoring is one of the primary symptoms associated with sleep apnea. However, it’s not a guaranteed telltale sign. Some people may snore and not have sleep apnea. Likewise, some people with sleep apnea may not have snoring as a symptom. Sleep apnea is characterized by breathing interruptions during sleep, which may simply cause someone to wake frequently or have trouble sleeping. For instance, if someone always wakes up feeling tired or fatigued, but they don’t snore, it’s possible they may have sleep apnea.