• Breathe Easier


    Dignity Health's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program helps patients better manage conditions to maintain good health

Pulmonary Rehabilitation


Dignity Health’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation program helps improve the quality of life for people with chronic pulmonary conditions. 

COPD & Restrictive Lung Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the clinical term for the group of disorders that are associated with persistent obstruction of the airways as in emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Restrictive lung diseases, such as pulmonary fibrosis, are more characteristic of difficulty getting enough volume of air into the lungs, and thus difficulty getting enough oxygen into the body. Learn More

Pulmonary Conditions Treated

Pulmonary conditions include:

  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Asthma Information & Management


    Our program provides education and disease management help to those diagnosed with asthma.

AIM Classes

Asthma Information & Management (AIM) offers classes for adults and children, from asthma triggers and early warning signs to medications to help manage your conditions. Learn More 

Treatment for Pulmonary Conditions at Dignity Health

Treatment includes working with your healthcare professional, taking your medications as directed, starting an exercise program and maintaining overall good health. Our Pulmonary Rehab program helps you accomplish these goals. Through evaluation, education, exercise, counseling and follow-up visits, participants in this six-week program learn how to manage their illness more effectively. Ultimately, many return to a more active lifestyle and become more involved in their own healthcare.

The initial evaluation of each participant in the Pulmonary Rehab program requires:

  • Medical history review, X-rays and laboratory tests
  • Assessment of the participant's knowledge about his or her illness
  • Physical assessment

Enrollment in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Enrollment in the program is open to adults with chronic pulmonary diseases who are referred by their doctor. Participants will remain under the care of their referring doctor throughout the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, as the goal of the program is to complement your doctor's care, not replace it. Pulmonary Rehabilitation is covered by most insurance companies, including Medicare.

For more information about Dignity Health's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services, call 916.453.4268. The program is also available at Mercy San Juan Medical Center (916.537.5299) and at Woodland Healthcare (530.668.2600).