Indiana leads the way in offering treatment for Veterans with chronic PTSD and/or mild to moderate TBI

We are thrilled to report that the Hyperbaric Oxygen Clinic was awarded a State contract to treat Veterans with chronic PTSD and/or mild to moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI). The HBOT Pilot Program, IC 10-17-13.5-6, was created and funded by the Indiana General Assembly in 2017 as a service to Veterans. Only a few states in the nation offer a similar program, putting Indiana at the forefront of efforts to help Veterans with PTSD/TBI.

HBOT offers help with mental and physical symptoms

Veterans with chronic PTSD and TBI often experience emotional symptoms such as depression, anxiety, suicidality, and physical symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, and dizziness. Clinical studies have shown that HBOT improves brain microstructure and functionality and induces neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections). Patients typically report an improved quality of life after receiving HBOT. The Veterans Administration does not provide coverage for HBOT treatment, but through the study eligible veterans can get the treatment at no charge. A veteran is eligible for the pilot program if the service-related event that caused the TBI or PTSD is documented by a licensed physician.

The Pilot Program operates in collaboration with Purdue University

The Purdue University Neurotrauma Group in West Lafayette, Indiana, will conduct neurodiagnostic testing. This will be done prior to any hyperbaric therapy to establish a baseline. After 20 HBOT treatments at our Clinic testing at Purdue will be repeated, followed by another 20 HBOT sessions. Finally, post-treatment testing will be conducted at Purdue. All patient information is confidential, and reports made to the State are strictly anonymous. There is no charge to the participant for any testing or treatment.

If you’re interested in participating in this clinical study, or know someone who might be, please contact either Kathleen Clark at (317) 669-6970 /, or Art Terlep at (574) 302-5284 /