Respiratory Services

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

1202 S. Tyler St. Covington, LA 70433


The Respiratory Care Department provides therapeutic and diagnostic services by licensed and credentialed practitioners.

Our location is inside the main hospital on the first floor. You can take a left from the main lobby and go straight to follow the hall way. There, you will see the sign “Respiratory”.

Therapy services include:

  • Oxygen administration
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Administration of aerosol therapy
  • IPPB therapy, chest physiotherapy
  • BiPAP/CPAP therapy
  • MDI therapy

Diagnostics include Pulmonary Function Testing and screening, Neurodiagnostics and Sleep studies.

Our hours of operation are 24 hours a day, seven days a week for EEGs and all therapeutic services. Pulmonary function testing is done Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

The St. Tammany Parish Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program helps patients return to an active lifestyle through exercise and education. The program contains 36 sessions which last approximately an hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, please contact 985-898-3785.

Sleep studies are performed three days a week from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. at the Sleep Disorders Center. Our sleep clinic is held weekly which includes patient education and equipment review. For more information about sleeping disorders, please contact Sleep Disorders Center at 985-871-5987.

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Cordes Outpatient Pavilion
16300 Highway 1085, Covington

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 functioning.

Healthy Lungs For A Healthy 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 leave people chronically short of breath and can be very debilitating. Routine activities, such as putting on a pair of socks, can leave a person fighting for air.

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program seeks to

  • Reduce participants shortness of breath and the anxiety it brings
  • Increase exercise tolerance and ability to perform normal daily activities
  • Increase participants understanding of their particular lung disorder
  • Educate in the proper use of respiratory medications
  • Teach proper breathing techniques
  • Reduce the possibility of hospitalizations
  • Instruct and motivate participants to maintain an exercise program
  • Promote independence and self-reliance

The Program

The Pulmonary Rehab Program is 36 sessions and each session last approximately an hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The success of pulmonary rehabilitation relies on the relationship between the person with lung disease and his or her team of health professionals. It is vital that the person take an active role in the program and understand the importance of regular participation.

Our Pulmonary Rehab Program provides a controlled monitored environment where patients develop friendships with others who understand what it is like to live with a lung disease. Patients find themselves quickly bonding with and supporting each other.

To discover if Pulmonary Rehab can help you, ask your physician for a referral to the Pulmonary Rehab Program at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. If you need more information, please email or call 985-898-3785.

Smoking Cessation

When you decide to quit, you can get help from others. We offer smoking cessation information or enrollment in formal smoking cessation program. For enrollment or additional information, call the Lung Health Line at 985-898-4468.

Better Breathers Club

The Better Breathers Club is a support group for adults with lung disease and their families and friends who are interested in better living. The meetings are held quarterly and are supported by the American Lung Association. Please, join us for helpful information, fellowship, conversation and refreshments. For more information call 985-898-3785.