Group Health Centre

Site: Sault Ste Marie - Willow Ave

Service: Algoma Respiratory Education Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides evidence-based screening, assessment, treatment, education and support to individuals who suffer from a respiratory illness or disease 
  • Provides education and support for individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Helps individuals with COPD: 
  • Learn how COPD affects the lungs 
  • Recognize chest infections and the steps to take 
  • Manage stress 
  • Follow a healthy diet 
  • Quit smoking 
  • Medications and how to take them
For individuals with asthma, the program helps with the following: 
  • How to use puffers and take prescribed medication 
  • How to avoid exposure to triggers 
  • Importance of not smoking 
  • Warning signs and symptoms of reactions to watch for and how to know allergic and non-allergic triggers 
  • Managing asthma using an Action Plan and peak flow monitoring
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Algoma District
Eligibility Individuals who have, or are at risk of developing, respiratory problems
  • Referrals are made through the emergency departments, physicians, nurse practitioners, family health nurses and pharmacists 
  • Self-referral may be available
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Asthma Education:705-541-2303  
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Education:705-759-7471
Fax 705-541-2298
Primary Contact Janice Belanger, Respiratory Therapist
Alternate Contact Jennifer Zufelt, Respiratory Therapist
Site Location Group Health Centre
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 83 Willow Ave N
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 5B1
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Intersection Willow and McNabb Streets
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care -- North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN)