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What is COPD?


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic respiratory disease that may cause shortness of breath, wheezing and cough. Diagnosis of COPD is confirmed by a breathing test or ‘spirometry’. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

Action Plans:
A COPD Action Plan is a set of instructions written out by your health care provider that can help you better manage your asthma. It can help you decide what to do if you have asthma symptoms so that you get them under control as soon as possible.

Access an example of an Action Plan.


Hospitals

Cornwall Community Hospital - Outpatient Respiratory Care Clinic

Kemptville District Hospital

Pembroke Regional Hospital

Queensway Carleton Hospital

The Ottawa Hospital
  • Civic Campus
  • General Campus
  • Riverside Campus

  • The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre

    Hôpital Montfort


    Community Health Centres

    Education sessions at all of the following community health centres are provided by a registered respiratory therapist/certified respiratory educator who will also assess patients’ symptoms and evaluate their treatment plan.
    Patients can refer themselves or be referred by a health care provider.


    Carlington Community Health Centre

    Centretown Community Health Centre

    North Lanark Community Health Centre

    Pinecrest Queensway Community Health centre

    Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre

    Sandy Hill Community Health Centre

    Seaway Valley Community Health Centre-Lung Health Program

    Somerset West Community Health Centre

    Somerset West Community Health Centre-Rosemount Branch

    South East Ottawa Community Health Centre

    South Nepean Community Health Centre

    Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

    Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre satellite


    Family Health Teams

    Arnprior and District Family Health Team

    Lower Outaouais Family Health Team

    Ottawa Valley Family Health Team

    West Champlain Family Health Team


    COPD Education Centres

    The Lung Association's Respiratory Health Centre-Ottawa



    Last updated March 15, 2016

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