Starting Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Business

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a recognized procedure to treat certain chronic diseases, among them non-healing wounds. Do you have experience on this? Do you know of others who have experience in a similar but related field?

You could team up and start a facility where other treatment centers can refer patients to.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a program to treat a patient by letting him breath pure oxygen in an enclosed chamber with a pressure greater than normal (more than 1 atm, sometimes as high as 3 atm) . This chamber is known to treat chronic conditions (like non-healing wound) or as standby facility for emergency situations where patients need an immediate supply of a large amount of oxygen. Just like any medical-related facility, starting a hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) business is no easy task. It could take several months or more just to get a license to open it. If you are planning to open a hyperbaric oxygen therapy business, here are some things you have to think about:

Personnel Qualifications

HBOT could not be done without a physician’s recommendation and it should be administered with the supervision of a medical professional. The people who start this business ideally should have experience in a closely related field like respiratory and pulmonary treatment. And usually, they are a team in several different but related areas. The staff should as well be fully trained. To boost your credentials get certifications from well-known organizations like the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology To cite, there is such a thing known as certified hyperbaric technologist.


The best way to get clients in this field is to network with groups and people who can refer patients to an HBOT facility. Among the best health care facility groups to network with for an HBOT facility are wound care centers. Another would be groups related to treating underwater accidents where emergency patients need immediate supply of oxygen.

HBOT Program

Since this procedure is a therapy, it means it will last for a certain period of time. In order for the therapy to be successful and efficient, there should be a clear program or pathway to be followed. The program could last from a few hours to days depending on the type of condition being treated. This schedule should be fully discussed and outlined by a team of medical professionals.

Equipment and Facility

HBOT takes place in an enclosed chamber that can either accommodate one person (monoplace) or more (multiplace). A chamber costs more than $100,000. In addition, you would need a source of oxygen. You’d also need a space to contain the chamber and receive patients. This space should contain a restroom for changing a patient’s clothes into a gown suited for the procedure.


As said, a medical facility is subject to more stringent requirements when it comes to licensing. Make sure that you’ve researched all the necessary offices to go to in order to comply with all the requirements.


  • jimmy said on August 27, 2012
    I would like to start a hyperbaric oxygen center in plano ,tx. I am a registered nurse with 15 yrs of experience.
  • Ajit said on December 26, 2012
    India, Maharashatra, Sangli, Palus
    Querry : I am an mechanical engineer, working in one of automotive OEM. I would like to start small business related to oxygen therapy. Request you to guide me about this business opportunity with relevant details. Ajit
  • jay said on February 3, 2013
    I'm an interested in open a hot center in wisconsin. any advice would be greatly appreciated
  • Raja kumar said on June 6, 2013
    i like to start hyperboric chamber in sharjah .
  • mohd.faizan said on August 30, 2013
    Gd evng myself Mohd.Faizan, I'm a health care professional. My job nature is health care Mkt. I would like to intend more about that business in delhi, india. can u guide me in this regard. My mail id is faizan
  • Elease said on September 5, 2013
    I am desirous of starting and running a CNA school in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Please send me all the pertinent information regarding such practice, including the legalities, curriculum development, and certification.
  • Steve Thurman said on October 14, 2013
    Hi, I am interested in starting a hyperbaric therapy business in Chattanooga, TN. I would appreciate any information you can provide. I am a healthcare professional. Thanks, Steve Thurman, 423-332-7741
  • Shawn said on May 7, 2014
    We are putting together a professional team to open a spa. We would appreciate any info you could provide.
  • Tracie Morrell said on May 13, 2014
    I am very interested in starting a clinic and would appreciate information and requirements.
  • Jeff Robbins said on June 23, 2014
    I need someone to help me in starting my hyperbaric oxygen therapy business in Jupiter, Florida.
  • lori pirollo said on July 1, 2014
    We would like to start an HBOT business. We currently have one, and would like to offer the service of bringing it to an individuals house set up and teach them how to use it. We would like to rent it on a monthly basis. I am willing to get certs and proper training. Thanks, Lori
  • Mo said on October 30, 2014
    need help in writing a business plan for setting up a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Business .. Please help .. Please reply by email .. Thanks in advance Mo
  • Michelle Minor said on November 22, 2014
    I own a Cryotherapy spa in the DFW mid-cities, Texas and would like to incorporate Hyperbaric Chamber Oxygen Therapy. Can you tell me the legalities and requirements necessary to do so? Any information you can provide would be helpful.
  • jan kennedy said on March 22, 2015
    I am interested in opening a Hbot center in south Atlanta. I think this is a smart business idea. I am in the legal field but hopefully would be able to get the necessary certifications and medical team to help. Please send me any start up information you have available. Thank you.
  • Jeff Azkoul said on October 24, 2015
    I have used HBOT and own a chamber for 6 weeks now. I would like to manage a couple of chambers left in Chiropractic Centers. I have a 2 year OT degree but let the license expire. Is this doable? Anyone?
  • tom said on November 20, 2015
    I would like to start a business as well. Info please. Hyperbaric...
  • Steve said on August 11, 2016
    Has anyone written a business plan for an HBOT chamber. Looking to setup a business in South America and would love any input from US based HBOT businesses. Any info sharing would be greatly appreciated on the marketing plan front. Thank,
  • Henry said on June 2, 2017
    I'm interesting in open a HOBT business in Orlando Florid any info would be greatly appreciated tku
  • Nadim said on January 22, 2018
    I'm interested in starting a HOT business and need some more information. Qualifications, machine purchases etc... Nadim
  • Shreyansh Shah said on May 14, 2018
    hi, We do manufacture HBOT chamber in India. both mono and multi-place chamber at very affordable cost with all approvals. You can reach me at for more information.
  • Fred said on March 2, 2019
    I am interested in opening an HBOT business in Texas. can you send me info on what I need to start?
  • Jason Bradley said on February 1, 2020
    I am interested in starting an HBOT business in Houston, TX. Can you please send me information on what is needed to start!
  • Seraphim Hartman said on August 6, 2020
    Please send all information to get started for opening a HBOT treatment center in Idaho.


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