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<div class="ExternalClass7B20DE5C88C0484EA6334D5AED052BF5"><p>The Asthma and COPD Education Program provides education and tips on how to better manage Asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) conditions at home. </p><p>During the appointment the client will meet with a Certified Respiratory Educator and Registered Respiratory Therapist who will discuss their concerns and needs and provide information on how self-manage their disease. </p><p>Education includes: basic understanding of the airway disease process, a medication review including how to properly take inhaled medications, breathing exercises to help control shortness of breath, action plans and any other information or referrals required. </p><p>A client’s family physician must fill out a referral form.</p></div>2775 Laurel Street(604) 875-4695<div class="ExternalClass7FB6DC5D728F4ED78D7AA3D6A2041DE0"><p>Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.</p></div>(604) 875-4122V5Z 1M9BC<div class="ExternalClassF6C0544C6F33413585C7F116E29EF00F"><div><p>There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:<br></p><ul><li><p>Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.</p></li><li><p>The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12th and West 13th Avenue.</p></li></ul><p>There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.</p><p><a href="http://www.vch.ca/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1376" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.vch.ca/_catalogs/masterpage/custom/images/pdf.jpg" alt=" " style="width:auto;" />Download parking rates for VCH facilities</a><br></p></div></div>49.2611933,-123.1259417<div class="ExternalClassD39D3115100842EFBE83B3693BD34A21"><p>Physician referral required-client's doctor must fill out a referral form. </p><p>For more information, visit the <a href="http://lungcentre.vch.ca/" target="_blank">Lung Centre website.</a></p></div>7th floor of the Diamond Building at VGH. Look for station #5 - The Lung CentreVancouver General Hospital - Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre

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