Sleep Medicine Services
Outpatient Sleep Clinic
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
(No walk in appointments available)
(Closed major holidays)
97 San Marin Dr., Building A, 1st Floor
Novato, CA 94945
We believe that good sleep is as essential to health and performance as is exercise and good nutrition. Our mission is to diagnose patients who have sleep disordered breathing (commonly known as sleep apnea) and provide them with information about this diagnosis and how it may affect their overall health. We know that providing effective treatment for sleep apnea can improve quality of life and decrease certain health risks. We also want people to have information and understand all of the other factors that contribute to good sleep. We will provide management assistance for our patients once on PAP therapy.
The San Rafael/Novato Outpatient Sleep Clinic and Regional Attended Sleep Medicine Lab at Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center are dedicated to establishing the model program in the evaluation and treatment of patients with sleep disorders. Patients are seen in the outpatient sleep clinic at Novato for initial evaluation of their sleep complaints. For those patients requiring further evaluation, the local outpatient sleep clinic may arrange for consultation with a regional sleep specialist or an attended sleep study at our Regional Attended Sleep Medicine Lab in San Jose.
The first step in the evaluation of most sleep complaints is to check for evidence of Sleep Apnea. Even mild levels of Sleep Apnea can result in daytime fatigue and problems with concentration. More severe levels of apnea have been linked with a variety of health issues, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and increased risks of heart attack, stroke, and cancer. Testing and treatment of Sleep Apnea is usually done in our outpatient sleep clinics.
Your sleep diagnosis and treatment may include an outpatient sleep study, a visit with a respiratory therapist, a visit with a sleep physician, and/or an overnight study in our attended sleep laboratory.