Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

The Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) uses a team approach to patient care. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation team includes specially trained clinicians in pulmonary rehabilitation who work under the supervision of a pulmonologist who serves as the program’s medical director. The goal of the program is to reduce shortness of breath and improve quality of life for the patients.

Physician Referral


Pulmonary Referral form

Once a referral and necessary medical records are received from your doctor, one of our staff members will contact you to discuss the program and schedule an initial visit. Most health insurance policies provide some coverage for outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation. You should contact your health insurance company to determine your coverage based on your diagnosis. 


Conditions Treated

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Hypoventilation syndromes
  • Persistent asthma
  • Pre/post lung transplant
  • Pre/post thoracic surgery
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Restrictive chest wall disease

After Rehabilitation – The Transition Program


The Transition Program is a self pay program for patients who have completed the NSMC Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. It supports new graduates as they transition to doing the exercise program on their own. Most patients attend the Transition Program for 6 months following completion of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. As space permits, some patients stay longer (up to 12 months). This includes patients who are being evaluated for lung transplant.