U-Breathe Respirology Clinic and Pulmonary Function Laboratory is a community clinic serving patients who have breathing problems. Respirology clinic is closely linked with diagnostic services. Some tests such as pulmonary function tests may be done at the same location and prior to the visit with respirology specialist. Other tests like diagnostic x-rays, CT scan or bronchoscopy may be done in hospital or at the Diagnostic Imaging Facilities and require a separately arranged appointment.
Physician referrals are required for the clinic visits. Once referral is received the patient is notified of the date and time of the appointment and may be asked to have chest X-ray done prior to the first visit. Clinic asssessment includes evaluation by respiratory therapist, pulmonary function testing (in most cases) and assessment by pulmonary specialist.