Sleep apnea is a serious breathing disorder that affects millions of Americans, and the medical equipment prescribed to treat sleep apnea is frequently not covered by insurance. In keeping with our mission, Breathe California conducts a popular program in which we accept donated CPAP and BiPAP machines and redistribute them free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

We provide CPAP/ Auto CPAP , Bi-PAP /Auto Bi-PAP machines and respiratory equipment to consumers. Because of the popularity of this program, you may be added to a waiting list. And because these are prescription devices, we do require recipients to provide us with a copy of their prescription – we cannot distribute equipment or add you to a waiting list without a prescription on file.

If you have an unused CPAP machine or other respiratory equipment, please consider donating it. There is substantial need for such equipment.

If you are a consumer/ patient and wish to receive CPAP/Bi-PAP and want to learn more about this program, please contact Nidhi Badiyani  at 408-998-5865 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You may also fax your prescription to 408-998-0578. Please be sure to include your personal contact information so we can call you as machines become available.

Because we have yet to find a source for funding to operate this program, we also need your cash donations. You can help others to breathe and sleep easier -- click the "Donate Now" button at the top of this page.