COPD Program

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term for multiple chronic respiratory diseases that include chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

What can the COPD Program do for me?

The COPD Program can provide you with information, education and support on:

COPD prevention:

  • Smoking Cessation (quitting smoking)
    • Quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do for your health. The COPD Program uses the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation as a highly effective approach to quitting smoking. It focuses on helping you to quit smoking long term by providing counselling, cessation medications and follow-up.

Early detection and diagnosis:

  • Targeted spirometry (breathing test that measures lung function)  
    • age 40+; smoking history; regular cough; regular production of phlegm; shortness of breath; wheeze with exertion; frequent colds persistent longer than normal
  • Spirometry interpretation by qualified personnel
  • Referral to specialist, where appropriate

Interventions and management:

  • Self management support
    • Individual and group education
    • COPD Action Plan to help manage acute flare ups
    • Lifestyle counseling (smoking cessation, healthy eating, physical activity, etc.)
  • Secondary prevention
    • Vaccinations
    • Medication review
  • Scheduled follow-up and monitoring

What is the INSPIRED COPD Program?

Implementing a Novel and Supportive Program of Individualized Care for Patients and Families Living with REspiratory Disease (INSPIRED) is a proactive hospital to home program aimed at improving the transition and discharge process.

You are eligible for the program if you:

  • have a confirmed diagnosis of COPD; and 
  • live in a community dwelling, which means you do not live in a nursing home or a long-term care facility.

And have at least ONE of the following:

  • been admitted to hospital due to COPD more than once in the past year;
  • been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) due to COPD during the past year; or
  • had frequent (three or more) visits to the Emergency Department because of your COPD.

INSPIRED is a collaborative program with acute care hospitals, primary care and home care that includes:

  • a telephone call following hospital discharge;
  • a home visit(s) by a COPD Educator;
  • help with navigating the health care system and gaining access to programs and/or services;
  • interventions and management of COPD;
  • an opportunity to discuss advanced care planning; and
  • a contact number if you have questions or concerns regarding your COPD.

Will I need a referral?

A physician or nurse practitioner referral is required for spirometry (breathing test that measures lung function).

Your family physician or nurse practitioner may refer you to a COPD Educator for education and support to assist you in managing your COPD, or you can call a COPD clinic in your area to make an appointment. A referral is not required.

How can I contact a COPD clinic?

King’s Primary Care Network

Eastern King’s Health Centre
7 Green Street
Souris, PE   C0A 2B0

Telephone:  (902) 687-7033
Fax:  (902) 687-7166 

Montague Health Centre
407 MacIntyre Avenue
Montague, PE   C0A 1R0

Telephone:  (902) 838-0830
Fax:  (902) 838-0834 

Queen’s East Primary Care Network

199 Grafton Street
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 1L2

Telephone:  (902) 620-3260
Fax:  (902) 620-3295 

Note:  Outreach services are also provided at Boardwalk Professional Centre, Holland College, and Morell walk-in clinic. 

Queen’s West Primary Care Network

Four Neighborhoods Health Centre
152 St. Peter's Road
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 5P8 

Telephone:  (902) 620-3575
Fax:  (902) 368-6936 

Central Queens Health Centre
4276 Hopedale Road 
Hunter River, PE   C0A 1N0 

Telephone:  (902) 621-3050
Fax:  (902) 621-3069 

Gulf Shore Health Centre 
(Central Queens Satellite Site)
7379 Cavendish Rd - Rte 6
North Rustico, PE   C0A 1X0 

Telephone:  (902) 963-7835
Fax:  (902) 963-7836 

Note:  Outreach services are also provided at Sherwood Medical Centre, Parkdale Medical Centre, Cornwall and Crapaud.

East Prince Primary Care Network

Kensington Health Centre
55 Victoria Street
Kensington, PE  C0B 1M0 

Telephone:  (902) 836-0180
Fax:  (902) 836-0183 

Harbourside Health Centre
243 Heather Moyse Drive
Summerside, PE   C1N 5R1 

Telephone:  (902) 432-2600
Fax:  (902) 432-2610 

Evangeline Health Centre
48 Mill Road
Wellington, PE   C0B 2E0 

Telephone:  (902) 854-7259
Fax:  (902) 854-7270 

Note:  Outreach services are also provided at the Summerside Medical Centre.

West Prince Health Network

Tyne Valley Health Centre
6905 Route 12
Tyne Valley, PE   C0B 1P0 

Telephone:  (902) 831-5800
Fax:  (902) 831-5828
O'Leary Health Centre
14 MacKinnon Drive
(adjacent to Community Hospital)
O'Leary, PE   C0B 1V0 

Telephone:  (902) 859-3929
Fax:  (902) 859-3922 

Alberton Health Services
c/o Western Hospital
148 Poplar Street
Alberton, PE   C0B 1B0

Telephone:  (902) 853-0403
Fax:  (902)853-0414 

Note:  Outreach services are also provided at the Tignish Co-op Health Centre and Lennox Island Health Centre.

Published date: 
November 2, 2021
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