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
The usual schedule for a rehabilitation plan is individual appointments
twice a week for eight 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, 12:45 to 2:45 p.m.
2015 Schedule: August 26, September 23, October 28 (No meetings in November and December)
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, Rooms A & B (Washington West,
2500 Mowry Avenue)
Call: (510) 494-7025