Respiratory Services


24 hours a day, 7 days a week

1202 S. Tyler St. | Covington

The Respiratory Care department at St. Tammany Health System 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.



Let the Certified Tobacco Treatment specialists at St. Tammany Health System 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 requires reservations, which can be made by calling 985-898-4468. Refreshments are provided.

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The St. Tammany Health System 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.

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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.



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. 


  • 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 Health System conference center and are free and open to those with a sleep disorder along with their family and friends.