If you currently have COVID-19 and are at higher risk, you may be eligible for a free pulse oximeter to help monitor your oxygen levels at home.
Pulse oximeters are being provided to patients as part of the NHS response to COVID-19. This service supports people at home who have been diagnosed with coronavirus and are most at risk of becoming seriously unwell.
A pulse oximeter is a device that clips on your finger to check the level of oxygen in your blood.
Low levels of oxygen in your blood can be a sign you're getting worse. A pulse oximeter can help you spot this before you feel breathless or have any other symptoms, so you can get help quickly.
You may be eligible for a free pulse oximeter if you are diagnosed with COVID-19 (either clinically or positive test result), are symptomatic, and are either:
- aged 65 years or older
- under 65 years and at higher risk from COVID-19
If you have coronavirus and think you are eligible for the service, please contact your GP.
If you've been given a pulse oximeter to use, watch this NHS video about how to use a pulse oximeter and when to get help.
An NHS Easy Read guide to using a pulse oximeter is also available here.
For more information about COVID pulse oximetry, visit the NHS website.
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Published on Thu, 17 Mar 2022 16:06:33 GMT
Modified on Thu, 17 Mar 2022 16:06:51 GMT