Lung Health (includes COPD and Asthma)

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Support for people living with suspected or diagnosed lung disease

ConnectWell Lung Health Program offers support for people living with lung disease. Our programming includes:

  • Assessment
  • Spirometry (breathing test)
  • Developing a client-centered action plan
  • Follow-up care for clients with chronic lung disease (COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis)

When you are referred to the lung health program, you will be seen by a Registered Respiratory Therapist/Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE). The CRE will help you understand and manage your symptoms.

Together, we’ll come up with a plan to help you navigate through your symptoms.

Chronic Disease Rehabilitation Program for people with Cardiac or Chronic Lung Disease:

ConnectWell Lung Health Program also provides a chronic disease rehabilitation program. It is an exercise program designed for people with COPD or with cardiac disease. This program is offered in partnership with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

The exercise program includes:

  • Exercise
  • Education
  • Support

Our aim is to help decrease your symptoms and increase your ability to function in daily life.



We celebrate our accomplishments. We support and celebrate each other when we are happy, sad or hurting. Our classes are so important to us. It gets us moving and out of the house. Our monthly information classes are invaluable. I never fail to learn at each session.


Program Participant

A few years ago, when I first started the Program I stated “I feel like I have joined the land of the living” Through this Program we are meeting others, learning to positively cope with the disease, becoming physically stronger as well as have the security of knowing people who care who are professional, compassionate and there to support me when needed is what I sincerely thank you for.


Program Participant

Lung Referrals:

If you’re a health professional and want to refer a client to our program, you can complete the Lung Health Program Referral Form and fax it to  613-774-7235 (Toll-free: 1-833-384-9993)

If you wish to self-refer, please give us a call 613-259-2182 x 2324

If you are a heath care provider and have an Ocean account, you can now refer to our Lung Health Program using the following link:

Additional Resources:

Lung Health Facebook
ConnectWell Chronic Disease Rehabilitation Youtube
Lung Health Toolkit
Breathing Easier Guide



For more information, please call:

ConnectWell Community Health– Lanark Site  613-259-2182  ext 2339 or Toll-Free 1- 866-762-0496 ext 2339

Apr 2024

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