Exterior of the UBC Hospital Koerner Pavilion during daytime

Medical mask policy in effect during respiratory illness season

Masks are currently required in all patient care areas of hospitals, long-term care facilities and community health-care sites and clinics. Please do not enter these facilities if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, such as runny nose, sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath/trouble breathing, diarrhea or vomiting. Do not enter these facilities if you feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms. 

Visitors to long-term care and seniors’ assisting living facilities need to wear a medical mask in common areas and when participating in indoor events in common areas. 

Thank you for helping keep patients and staff healthy this season.

Spirometry testing is a simple breathing test used to diagnose and monitor COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and other breathing problems.

How to access

  • Get a requisition

    A completed requisition form is required for drop-in tests and appointments. 

  • Book an appointment or drop-in

    Drop-in appointments are available through the Drop-In Spirometry Clinic. Appointments are required for tests done in the Pulmonary Function Lab.


  • 星期一:   9:00 上午 to 9:00 下午
  • 星期二:   9:00 上午 to 9:00 下午
  • 星期三:   9:00 上午 to 9:00 下午
  • 星期四:   9:00 上午 to 9:00 下午
  • 星期五:   9:00 上午 to 9:00 下午
  • 星期六:   9:00 上午 to 9:00 下午
  • 星期日:   9:00 上午 to 9:00 下午

Appointment hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

How to get there

  • For booked appointments, visit the 2nd-floor room S103, Pulmonary Function Lab. 
  • For Drop-In Spirometry Clinic, visit the main floor of the Emergency Department. 

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UBC Hospital (UBCH)

UBC Hospital (UBCH) is part of Vancouver Coastal Health and is one of British Columbia's foremost teaching and research facilities situated on the University of British Columbia campus.

Pulmonary Function Tests

Pulmonary function tests include a variety of breathing tests to measure how well your lungs work. Spirometry is a common pulmonary function test.