Respiratory Services




985-898-4466

24 hours a day, 7 days a week


1202 S. Tyler St. | Covington


The Respiratory Care department at St. Tammany Parish Hospital has been recognized as one of the top performing departments in the state and has received the Hospital of the Year Award for Respiratory Care (more than 200 beds) from the Louisiana Society for Respiratory Care multiple years.

Our team of credentialed respiratory therapists, master's level-prepared exercise physiologist, registered sleep technicians and certified tobacco treatment specialists provide the most innovative therapies to treat a full range of patients with acute and chronic pulmonary conditions. As first responders to all emergency situations, our therapists are credentialed in advanced cardiovascular life support for all ages.

We maintain best practices in respiratory care, which allows us to provide high-quality care. Our goal is to help our patients breathe easier. When it has to do with breathing, we are there for you.


LIVE TOBACCO FREE

985-898-4468

Let the Certified Tobacco Treatment specialists at St. Tammany Parish Hospital help you reach your goal to go tobacco free.

As part of the Living Tobacco Free program, participants receive the tools and resources they need to quit permanently. Classes are offered every Wednesday for nine consecutive weeks. Topics range from emotional triggers and tobacco-replacement options to health effects and coping with “slips” while trying to quit.


This free program, made possible in conjunction with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, requires reservations, which can be made by calling 985-898-4468. Refreshments are provided.

Click here for more information and a schedule of 2015 classes.


PULMONARY REHABILITATION
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985-898-3785

The St. Tammany Parish Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, helps patients return to an active lifestyle through exercise and education. Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain a maximum level of independent living.

Our program, led by registered respiratory therapists and clinical exercise physiologists, offers a comprehensive, individualized and supervised low-level exercise program, in addition to education for the patient and their family.


Are you at risk for COPD? Click here to take a short, five-question screening test to find out.



SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER
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985-871-5987

The St. Tammany Sleep Disorders Center can help you regain your sleep health. The Sleep Center provides the diagnostic testing you need in a “home-like” comfortable atmosphere, in addition to the education and follow-up support for you to get a good night‘s sleep.

Our goal is to help you to return to an awake, productive life by restoring your sleep.

 

TESTS AVAILABLE

Scheduling: 985-871-5665

  • Pulmonary function testing (PFT)
  • Spirometry
  • Home oxygen determination
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) to measure and record the electrical activity of the brain.
  • Home sleep studies
All services require an order from a Louisiana licensed provider and are available by appointment. 


SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Better Breathers Club: For adults with lung disease and their families and friends who are interested in better living. Please join us quarterly for helpful information, fellowship, conversation and refreshments. Call 985-898-3785 for more information.
  • AWAKE (Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic): Meetings are held quarterly in the St. Tammany Parish Hospital conference center and are free and open to those with a sleep disorder along with their family and friends.