Seeking Treatment

INPATIENT & OUTPATIENT TREATMENT All outpatient visits are with the same primary pulmonary physician. Should hospitilization become necessary, patients will be cared for by their primary pulmonary physician or a pulmonary associate, depending on a pre-arranged physician rotation schedule. Initial hospital admission and treatment are handled by the physicians on a monthly rotating basis. The rotations are necessary as all of our physicians have responsibilities for teaching, research, etc. Although the patient may not see his/her primary physician while hospitalized, that physician will be kept up to date on the patient’s health status and provide follow-up treatment after discharge.

APPOINTMENTS Appointments can be made with any of our physicians by calling the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, & Critical Care Medicine at (508) 856-2781 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. In an emergency, during non-office hours, call (508) 334-1000 and ask for the pulmonary physician on call. One of our 15 full-time pulmonary specialists is available 24 hours a day to handle your pulmonary problems. The operator will take your message and have the physician contact you. You also may go directly to the Medical Center’s Emergency Department.

PARKING AND TRAVEL DIRECTIONS See the Parking Web Site for maps and directions.

CHECKING IN FOR APPOINTMENTS After entering the hospital through the Remillard Family Pavillion entrance, please check in at the Outpatient Registration Desk. From there, you will be directed to the proper clinic areas as well as to X-ray, the Pulmonary Function Laboratory or to other departments in the hospital.

SMOKING POLICY The University of Massachusetts Medical School is committed to a smoke-free environment for the health and safety of patients, visitors and employees. The division helps patients interested in smoking cessation by referring them to qualified smoking-cessation programs.