Pulmonary Rehabilitation


7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

16300 Highway 1085 | Covington
Cordes Outpatient Pavilion
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Nationally certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, St. Tammany Health System’s Pulmonary Rehab Program is instrumental in reducing the overall number of hospital visits for patients living with pulmonary-related disease and improving a patient's quality of life. 

Pulmonary rehabilitation can greatly benefit those with lung disease such as asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Whether caused by smoking, occupational, environmental or genetic factors, these conditions can leave you short of breath, which can be debilitating. Routine activities, such as making your bed or walking to get the mail, can make it difficult to breathe.

In addition to offering resources for self-management of pulmonary disease, our staff of registered respiratory therapists and master-prepared clinical exercise physiologist provides a comprehensive, individualized, low-level exercise program in a professionally staffed, medical facility.

Our multiphase program also offers education for the patient and their family, oxygen evaluation, smoking cessation counseling by tobacco treatment specialists and telemetry monitored exercise program specialized for you. The program provides a controlled monitored environment where patients develop friendships with others who understand what it is like to live with a lung disease.

To discover if Pulmonary Rehab can help you, ask your physician for a referral to the Pulmonary Rehab Program at St. Tammany Health System. If you need more information, email mwmoore@stph.org or call 985-898-3785.


  • Education for patients and family members
  • Progressive patient activity
  • Discharge planning for patients and family members
  • Evaluation for home oxygen requirements
  • Tobacco cessation


  • Education for patients and family members
  • Continuously monitored, individualized, low-level exercise program
  • Usually 12-36 sessions
  • Assessment with oximetry and telemetry
  • Oxygen provided if needed
  • Tobacco cessation


  • Supervised exercise program without telemetry monitoring
  • Education for patients and family members
  • Independence
  • Oxygen provided if needed
  • Tobacco cessation
  • May attend program as long as desired