Pulmonary Rehabilitation at OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, certified through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, is provided on an outpatient basis in the hospital. Participants typically spend six to 12 weeks in the program, attending pulmonary rehabilitation for approximately one hour a day, three days a week. We also offer a maintenance program two days a week.

If you have any of the common chronic pulmonary diseases like emphysema, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, lung cancer, asthma, or pulmonary fibrosis you will benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation services.

Admission

Admission to Pulmonary Rehabilitation requires a physician referral. Prior to beginning pulmonary rehabilitation, a Registered Respiratory Therapist will complete an evaluation including your medical, occupational and social history. We may recommend to you and your physician additional tests including pulmonary function, chest x-ray and an EKG.

An individual program is designed that meets your specific needs. Your referring physician is kept fully informed of treatment plans, findings and therapy results. We also send a written report including recommendations for follow up.

Scope of services

Based on your individual needs, you may receive a variety of the following services:

  • Education on disease process and management
  • Individual goals to improve activities of daily living
  • Smoking cessation counseling
  • Nutrition
  • Medication education
  • Pacing skills and energy conservation

Program costs

Most health insurance plans cover Pulmonary Rehabilitation. There is also financial aid available. As a portion of the enrollment process, we will contact your insurer to verify coverage of this program.

To learn more about Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Marion General, talk with your physician or call (740) 375-6055 to speak with any of our team members.