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Programs & Services

Hyperbaric Oxygen Unit

Uses 100% oxygen at high atmospheric pressure to treat a diverse group of health problems.

Breathing pure oxygen in an environment with higher than normal air pressure helps the body carry more oxygen than normal to help it heal.

The health problems treated include:

  • embolisms (air or gas bubbles in the bloodstream, which may travel to the brain or lungs);
  • carbon monoxide poisoning (from inhaling smoke or car exhaust);
  • gas gangrene;
  • crush injury, Compartment Syndrome and other acute traumatic problems where blood flow is reduced or cut off (e.g., frostbite);
  • decompression sickness (the bends);
  • enhancement of healing for wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers;
  • exceptional blood loss (anemia);
  • intracranial abscess (an accumulation of pus in the brain);
  • necrotizing soft tissue infections (flesh-eating disease);
  • osteomyelitis (bone infection);
  • delayed radiation injury (e.g., radiation burns that develop after cancer therapy);
  • skin grafts and flaps that are not healing well;
  • thermal burns (e.g., from fire or electrical sources); and
  • idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL).

Contact Details

Misericordia Community Hospital

Location Info
2N-20, Main Hospital Second Floor
16940 87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5R 4H5
780-735-2537, 780-735-2627 (Emergency Access)
Getting There

Public Parking available Main Hospital Visitor Parking.

Accessible parking availble on south side of Mother Rosalie Health Services Centre.

Public transportation is available on 87 Ave.

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

7:00 am - 7:00 pm


Physician consult is nessessary.

Emergency Access is available 24/7.


Service Providers May Include
doctors, respiratory therapists
Referral Needed

A doctor’s referral is needed. Doctors should fax routine referrals. Emergency referrals can be made through the Emergency Department.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Wait Times

Wait time varies. An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services


IRSM (Institute of Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine)

Also Known As
HBO Unit, Mis HBO
Caritas Hyperbaric Oxygen Unit, Hyperbaric Unit, Misericordia Hyperbaric Unit
Covenant Health Hyperbaric Unit