Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Rush Oak Park Hospital is a therapeutic outpatient program designed to help people with chronic lung disease regain strength and endurance — so they are better able to participate in the activities of daily living.

With a 10- to 12-week regimen of exercise, education, counseling and support, the program can benefit people with a wide variety of conditions, including chronic bronchitis, COPD, emphysema, obstructive sleep apnea, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, lung transplant and restrictive diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease.

Our team of compassionate, skilled pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, dietitians and social workers work together to assess each patient’s needs and design a personalized treatment plan.

Throughout your rehabilitation, you will receive vital support not only from our team, but from the other patients who are going through the program with you. It’s a nurturing community that can help you reach your personal goals and build lasting friendships.

Getting started

You must have a referral to participate in pulmonary rehabilitation.

If you and your doctor agree that you would benefit from this program, your doctor can refer you electronically by placing an order through the Epic electronic medical record system. Once you have a referral, please call (708) 660-LUNG (5864) to schedule an appointment.

Services We Provide
Comprehensive evaluation
Emotional and psychological support
Smoking cessation through support and counseling
Maintenance classes
Why Choose Rush Oak Park Hospital

• Expert care from a certified program

Partnering With Rush University Medical Center

The pulmonary rehabilitation team at Rush Oak Park Hospital shares physicians, technologies and communications — even an electronic health record system — with Rush University Medical Center. This makes it seamless for you to get specialized services at Rush’s downtown campus if you need them, while completing your pulmonary rehabilitation close to home.