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.
The Washington Hospital Healthcare System Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification ensures that individual facilities
meet the strict standards of practice and are in adherence to the highest
standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR.
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.
Schedule: September 25; October 23
Call: (510) 818-7025