Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Helping People Breathe Better.

The CHA outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program helps people with chronic lung conditions breathe better. This includes adults with COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma and pulmonary fibrosis.

When you join our program, you get an entire support team. You will undergo a full health evaluation and then a 12-week program of exercise and education, all designed to help you manage your breathing, stay healthier and be more active. 

About the Program

How We Help You

In order to help you breathe better, you need to build up your ability to be more active and learn to cope with fear or anxiety that comes from being short of breath.

Every patient who joins us gets a customized program that includes:

  • A health assessment with a lung doctor (Pulmonologist)
  • A session with a Respiratory Therapist and Exercise Physiologist to design your treatment plan
  • A 12-week program, meeting 2 days each week for about 2 hours a day. Each session has 1 hour of exercise and 1 hour of education. 
  • Education topics include:
    - Breathing training
    - What is COPD?
    - Stress reduction, relaxation and panic control
    - Medications and action plans
    - Coping strategies and support systems
    - Nutrition...and more!

Setting Your Goals

While everyone's health is different, here are some general goals that we'll work towards together:

  • Increased exercise tolerance
  • Reduced shortness of breath
  • Better mobility and ability to perform daily activities
  • Improved understanding of lung disease
  • Managing your symptoms
  • Enhanced quality of life

A Team Approach

Pulmonary Rehabilitation uses a team approach. Our caring experts will support you and you will work side by side with others who have similar lung problems. You won’t be alone!

Your CHA pulmonary rehabilitation team includes:

  • Lung doctor (Pulmonologist)
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Other staff, including our registered dietitian, pharmacist, social worker and physical therapist. They will guide you and provide education.

Paying for Care

Health insurance coverage varies. Some insurance programs require prior approval before enrolling in the program and some may require a co-pay.

Please ask your insurance company about your coverage before your first visit with us.

Where to find Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Where: CHA Everett Hospital, 103 Garland Street Everett, MA. Main Floor.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-2 pm or 1-3 pm

    Contact Us

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    CHA Everett Hospital 103 Garland Street Everett, MA 02149
    P: 617-394-7604 F: 617-381-7118