Lodi Health Outpatient Services
Enter at Vine Street and Fairmont Avenue (in the old emergency room area)
975 S. Fairmont Ave. map
Lodi, California 95240
About pulmonary rehabilitation
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a six-week outpatient program designed for those who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as asthma, emphysema, interstitial lung disease, bronchitis or bronchiectasis. The classes are held three times a week.
Through education and exercise, Lodi Health’s goal is to teach patients with lung disease how to manage their conditions and improve the quality of their lives.
Each session consists of a minimum of one hour of supervised exercise and one hour of education to educate patients about the disease process. Sessions are tailored to the individual patient needs and diagnosis.
The first step
Admittance to the pulmonary rehabilitation program is upon the recommendation of the patient’s physician. At the initial interview, the respiratory-care practitioner will review the patient’s medical history and explain the program.
This program is designed to assist graduates of Lodi Health Pulmonary Rehabilitation services to continue their exercise programs. One-hour sessions are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Beter Breathers’ support group
The Better Breathers’ respiratory support group is a free meeting for people with breathing problems and their family members. The group meets once a month, and each month a new topic is presented by a guest speaker. No referral, appointment or insurance is necessary. Better Breathers’ support group is held once a month at Lodi Health West, 800 S. Lower Sacramento Rd. in Lodi. For information, call 209.339.7445.
Lodi Health offers smoking-cessation classes for those wishing to become smoke-free. Classes are held every Wednesday, 3-4pm, or by appointment. Topics include:
- Benefits of quitting;
- Ways to cope with quitting;
- How to deal with a craving;
- Medications that help with withdrawal; and
- Creating a support system.
Lodi Health provides a group setting or one-on-one counseling sessions, depending on each patient’s needs. The classes are free to the community and are offered as a community service.