Pulmonary rehabilitation is a service designed for those who experience lung problems such as
You will learn how to improve your stamina and endurance for a more active life. Program content includes support, education and exercise in every session.
Educational topics include:
A physician referral is required. Depending on your diagnosis, you may also require a pulmonary function test. We encourage you to ask for these details when you call to register. There may be out-of-pocket costs for the program sessions. It’s recommended you call your insurance company and ask if “outpatient respiratory therapy/pulmonary rehabilitation” is covered by your policy.
This program is six-weeks long with two sessions per week.
Mercy Respiratory Services offers individualized education on managing your asthma. You will learn how to get the most from your breathing medications. A respiratory therapist will help you identify potential triggers and troublemakers that cause asthma attacks. A baseline breathing test is performed.
Ask your doctor to refer you for this valuable self-management program.
Mercy Hospital offers tobacco intervention programs for inpatients and outpatients. If you are at Mercy Hospital for medical reasons and are a smoker, you can ask to speak with a tobacco cessation counselor. The counselor will assist you in developing a plan to quit using tobacco products and will follow up with you after you leave the hospital.
Outpatient programs are also available that offer education and group support, whether you have tried to quit before or if this is your first attempt.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program brochure
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program flier
Respiratory therapy services