American Lung Association of Wisconsin
150 South Sunny Slope Road, Suite 105
Brookfield, WI 53005-4857
Phone: (262) 782-7833 or 1-800-586-4872
Information and Support Line: 1-800-548-8252
Badger Breathers Support Group
Phone: (608) 263-4095 or phone: (608) 258-6470
Contact: Eileen Statz Contact: Mary Wichen
Provides information and support to people with chronic breathing problems. Meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 2-3:15pm. Anyone with interest is welcome--registration is not needed. Free of charge! Meets at Bethany United Methodist Church, 3910 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program - UW Health
Referral from a primary care or specialty physician is required.
Phone: (608) 263-7420 or (608) 263-6295
UW Health's pulmonary rehabilitation program helps people with lung disease management skills and improving their physical functioning. Patients learn how to manage shortness of breath and increase activity tolerance, and receive one-on-one, personalized education.
Our comprehensive sessions include:
- An individualized exercise program, with oxygen levels, heart rates and blood pressure monitored to ensure safety.
- Education about lung disease, medications and respiratory equipment.
- Instruction on breathing techniques and other ways to manage respiratory symptoms.
- Smoking cessation, nutritional counseling and health psychology services.
Patients who may benefit from our services include those with chronic lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, chronic asthma, cystic fibrosis and lung cancer, and pre- and post-procedure lung transplant patients.
Breathe With EASE
St. Mary's Hospital - Respiratory Therapy Department
Madison, WI 53715
Phone: (608) 258-5008
Contact: Meg Sanville, RN, BSN
A specially designed program for people who have emphysema, chronic bronchitis or asthma. The program improves individual lifestyle through the combined use of assessment, education, support and exercise. To join the program, contact your physician and ask for a referral to the Breathe With EASE program.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program - MeriterHospital
Madison, WI 53715
Contact: Denise Fergusson - (608) 267-7464
Contact (SW): Sue Morgan - (608) 267-5494
A comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program focusing on education, exercise, medication use and other aspects of health and wellness. Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, alternates monitored exercise with support group. MD referral needed.