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Programs & Services

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Diagnostic Clinic

The COPD Diagnostic clinic is meant to provide access to services that will provide Education on COPD prevention, treatment and self management strategies and optimize patient quality of life.

The COPD Diagnostic clinic services may be used for patients:

  • with new or suspected diagnosis of COPD
  • diagnostic uncertainty of COPD
  • previous smoking history of greater than 20 pack years
  • new home oxygen start
  • who require an urgent referral to a respirologist for management of COPD

Patients excluded include:

  • a likely diagnosis of a lung condition other than COPD
  • advanced metastatic lung cancer undergoing palliative radiotherapy / chemotherapy
  • patient involved with palliative care
  • patient currently admitted to hospital
  • patient under evaluation for sleep apnea
  • patient does not have the ability to be contacted

Contact Details

Royal Alexandra Hospital

Location Info
Active Treatment Centre (ATC) Basement B410
10240 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5H 3V9
Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Referrals are accepted 24/7 however, referrals are only triaged during clinic hours Monday thru Friday

Service Providers May Include
nurse practitioners (NPs), respiratory therapists (RTs), respirologists

See qualifying referral areas above. Service is provided to 18 years of age and older

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Referrals are ONLY accepted from the following areas: Emergency Depts - RAH and North East Health Centre, the RAH Urgent General Internal Medicine clinic and RAH Attending physicians.
Please fill in the referral form and fax in.

Wait Times

Patients are triaged and booked within 2-7 days

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
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