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Rehabilitation Services

Welcome to our county’s most comprehensive rehab services

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

The Wood County Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program offers 2 phases under the supervision of respiratory therapists and an exercise physiologist. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of life for those living with pulmonary (lung) conditions. A referral from your provider is required.   

Phase II 

Focuses on patients through monitored exercise and education sessions. The exercise sessions are tailored to help improve strength and endurance levels to help with daily activities. The education sessions are tailored to help patients learn how to manage their lung disease through proper use of medications, recognizing changes in disease symptoms, energy conservation, proper breathing and pacing techniques, relaxation, stress management and tobacco cessation if indicated. Insurance typically covers phase II. 


Provider reports: 

Progress reports will be made available to the patient’s referring provider upon request as well as a final report upon completion of Phase II.    

Phase III 

  Allows patients who have completed Phase II to continue exercising and maintaining lifestyle changes established during phase II. This phase is not covered by insurance.  


Eligible patients for the program include those with: 

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) 
  • Asthma 
  • Restrictive Lung Disease 
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis/Interstitial Lung Disease 
  • Bronchiectasis 
  • Cystic Fibrosis 
  • Sarcoidosis 
  • Pulmonary Embolisms
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Post COVID-19
  • Heart and Lung(s) Transplants 
  • Thoracic (Lung) Surgery, for any reason and many other lung diagnosis's 


Benefits of Pulmonary Rehab Include: 

  • Improvement in walking with less shortness of breath
  • Improvement in completing everyday activities with more strength & endurance
  • Improvement in being able to be more active and do the activities that you want to do  
  • Improvement in your quality of life 


How do I know if I need Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

  • Do you become short of breath when you walk a block? 
  • Do you become short of breath when you bend, stoop, or need to carry an object? 
  • Does your breathing become difficult when you become anxious? 
  • Do you find yourself staying home just because it’s too much effort to get ready to leave the house? 
  • Is it important to you to understand your lung condition and how to deal with it? 

If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions and you have a qualifying lung condition, the Pulmonary Rehab program at Wood County Hospital is here to assist you in managing your pulmonary condition.    

For more information or to schedule an appointment,

call 419-354-8689.