Whidbey General Hospital

Pulmonary Wellness

HOW'S YOUR BREATHING? Are you having trouble breathing? Do you find yourself short of breath walking to the mailbox? Is your breathing more difficult when you get hurried or rushed? When you bend, stoop or need to carry an object, does breathing become difficult? Are you staying at home more because it's to hard to get ready to go out? Do you want information and techniques to improve your breathing?

What is Pulmonary Wellness?

    • It is an individualized approach to help gain control of your breathing.
    • It offers education about lung problems, medications, breathing techniques, and nutrition.
    • It helps you improve your strength and endurance through a monitored exercise program.
    • It offers tips and techniques to handle stress, anxiety and shortness of breath.
    • It could even help you reduce your visits to the hospital for breathing problems.
    • It is frequently referred to as Pulmonary Rehab.

Education sessions are every Tuesday and Thursday for 1/2 hour.

Exercise sessions are Tuesday and Thursday for one hour.

Please call 360-678-7656, ext. 2130 or 360-321-7656, ext. 2130 for class times.


Diagnoses Covered May Include

    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema
    • Alpha 1 Antitrypsen Deficiency
    • Asthma/Asthmatic Bronchitis
    • Bronchiectasis
    • Pulmonary Fibrosis
    • Restrictive Lung Diseases
    • Lung Cancer
    • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Before and After Lung Transplantation

Medicare and other insurance plans often pay for all or a portion of this program.


How to Enroll

Ask your doctor for a referral for Pulmonary Wellness at Whidbey General Hospital or contact us for more information at: 360-678-7656, ext. 2130 or 360-321-7656, ext. 2130.



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