As an adult living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), you can get support from our community lung health programs.
There are three community lung health programs offering services at more than 25 sites across Leeds, Lanark, Grenville, Renfrew Counties and the Champlain region. Click here to find a location close to you.
The lung health programs provide a range of services including assessment, education and development of a COPD action plan, as well as follow-up care. Some locations also offer an exercise program called pulmonary rehabilitation.
At the program, you will be supported by a team of Certified Respiratory Educators. At a lung health education session, topics discussed may include: when to seek help; inhalers/puffers; COPD action plans; smoking cessation; nutrition and physical activity; reducing anxiety and stress; and advance care planning.
To access a community lung health program, your healthcare provider can complete the referral form and fax it to 613-774-7235 (Toll-free: 1-833-384-9993). The central intake staff will connect you with the services you need.
- There is no fee for these services.
- Certified Respiratory Educators are Nurse Practitioners and/or Registered Respiratory Therapists that have additional training. Educators are skilled at helping you understand more about COPD and how to manage your condition.
- The more you understand COPD, the easier it will be for you to talk to your healthcare providers about how you are doing.
- Family members or support persons are welcome to attend education sessions
- Visit the lung health toolkit online for more information and resources.
Referrals are normally made by your healthcare provider through a referral form and include spirometry results within the past year showing you have COPD. If you do not have a healthcare provider or wish to self-refer, please call us at 613-238-3722 (Toll-free: 1-833-338-3722).
Questions? Call us today at 613-238-3722 (Toll-free: 1-833-338-3722).