2500 Mowry Avenue, (Washington West Building, 2nd floor)
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 494-7025
The pulmonary rehabilitation program at Washington Hospital provides one on one counseling and support for patients who are candidates for pulmonary rehabilitation. Included are patients who suffer from shortness of breath and may have asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, or other respiratory diseases.
Pulmonary rehabilitation requires a physician referral and a preliminary testing (pulmonary function test and clinical exercise study used for exercise prescription).
The usual schedule for a rehabilitation plan is individual appointments twice a week for six weeks, and includes breathing retraining and monitored exercise.
The cost for treatment varies based on the treatment prescribed. The program is approved for reimbursement by Medicare and most major insurance companies. HMO's will require pre-authorization for coverage.
For more about Washington Hospital's Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, read Inspiring People to Breathe Better.
Better Breathing for Life Club
The Better Breathing for Life Club, a free support group at Washington Hospital, is for people with chronic lung conditions such as chronic asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis or other restricted lung disease. Family members and loved ones are welcome to attend.
When: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 1 to 2:45 p.m.
2013 Schedule: Jan. 23, Feb. 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, Rooms A & B (Washington West, 2500 Mowry Avenue)
Call: (510) 494-7025
Click here for a complete list of Washington Hospital Support Groups