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Lung Health Program

The Somerset West Community Health Centre Lung Health Program provides a range of services for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma. 

The program consists of the following three services to help clients better manage their conditions.

Community-Based Pulmonary Rehab

A 16-week pulmonary rehabilitation program to help people with COPD decrease their symptoms and improve daily life. 

The program consists of exercise, education, and support delivered in two phases: an 8-week training phase (2 sessions per week) and an 8-week maintenance phase (1 session per week). A Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) follows clients on an on-going basis and a personal trainer coaches clients while they exercise.

We accept referrals from any primary care provider or specialist.

Primary Care Asthma Program

The Primary Care Asthma Program is for people with a confirmed diagnosis of asthma or COPD to learn how to better manage their condition. 

A Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) teaches clients how to identify symptoms, manage medications, and master breathing and medical device techniques. In addition, we offer spirometry to rostered clients of any community health centre (CHC) physician or nurse practitioner in Ottawa and its surrounding areas.

We accept referrals from any primary care provider or specialist.

Smoking Cessation

Up to 26 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy coupled with individual smoking cessation counselling. To participate, people must live in the Somerset West Community Health Centre service area.

No referral required. Call 613-288-0163 to register.

This program is part of the STOP study through the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

Referral Form

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Resources

Breathing easier: A Guide for Asthma and COPD Patients in the Champlain Region (second edition)

Contact Info

The Lung Health Program is located at Somerset West Community Health Cenre's Rosemount Branch.

30 Rosemount Ave.
Ottawa, ON  K1Y 1P4

Phone |  613-288-0163
Fax |  613-288-0022