Lung Disease Support

Better Breathers Clubs

Better Breathers Clubs offer the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others who share in your struggles. These support groups provide the tools you need to live the best quality of life you can.

Better Breathers Clubs meet regularly and feature educational presentations on a wide range of relevant topics, including how COPD affects the lungs, breathing techniques, exercise, home health care and more. 

If you feel alone and isolated, these support groups can help. It feels good to talk with others who understand, which has a positive impact on your health.  Below is a listing of pulmonary support groups in Iowa.

Other Pulmonary Support Groups

Pulmonary Support Groups includes support groups for COPD, Alpha 1, Lung Cancer, and Pulmonary Hypertension in Minnesota.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation 

Pulmonary rehab sessions usually last 6-8 week. During these sessions you will learn to exercise and manage your disease through physical activity, self-care, breathing techniques, energy conservation, and medication usage. Pulmonary rehab needs to be recommend by your doctor; be sure to ask your doctor during your next visit to attend pulmonary rehab.

Algona - Kossuth County Hospital

Ames - Mary Greeley Medical Center

Anamosa - Jones Regional Medical Center

Belmond/Wright Medical Center

Boone County Hospital

Britt - Hancock Memorial Hospital

Carroll - St. Anthony Regional Hospital

Cedar Rapids - Mercy Medical Center

Cedar Rapids - St. Luke's Hospital

Centerville - Mercy Medical Center

Chariton - Lucas County Health Center

Cherokee Regional Medical Center

Clarinda Regional Health Center

Clarion - Community Memorial Hospital-Clarion

Coring - Alegent Health Mercy Hospital

Council Bluffs - Alegent Health Mercy Hospital

Council Bluffs - Jennie Edmundson Hospital

Cresco - Regional Health Services of Howard County

Creston - Greater Regional Medical Center

Davenport - Genesis Medical Center

Davenport - Midwest Therapy Centers

Decorah - Winneshiek Medical Center

Denison - Crawford County Memorial Hospital

Des Moines - Iowa Health Des Moines

Des Moines - Mercy Medical Center

Dubuque - Mercy Medical Center

Dubuque - The Finley Hospital

Elkader - Central Community Hospital

Emmetsburg - Palo Alto County Health System

Fort Dodge - Trinity Regional Medical Center

Fort Madison Community Hospital

Grundy Center - Grundy County Memorial Hospital

Guthrie Center - Guthrie County Hospital

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital

Hamburg - Grape Community Hospital

Harlan - Myrtue Medical Center

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital

Ida Grove - Horn Memorial Center

Iowa City - Mercy Hospital-Pulmonary Rehab

Iowa City - University of Iowa Health Care-Pulmonary Rehab

Iowa Falls - Ellsworth Municipal Hospital

Keokuk Area Hospital

Keosauqua - Van Buren County Hospital

LeMars - Floyd Valley Hospital

Leon - Decatur County Hospital

Manchester - Regional Medical Center

Maquoketa - Jackson County Regional Health Center

Marengo Memorial Hospital

Mason City - Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa

Missouri Valley - Alegent Health Community Memorial Hospital

New Hampton - Mercy Medical Center

Newton - Skiff Medical Center

Onawa - Burgess Health Center

Orange City Area Health System

Osceola - Clarke County Hospital

Ottumwa Regional Health Center

Pella Regional Health Center

Red Oak - Montgomery County Memorial Hospital

Sheldon - Northwest Iowa Health Center- Sanford

Shenandoah Medical Center

Sibley - Osceola Community Hospital

Sioux Center Community Hospital

Sioux City - Mercy Medical Center

Spencer Municipal Hospital

Spirit Lake - Lakes Regional Healthcare

Storm Lake - Buena Vista Regional Medical Center

Sumner - Community Memorial Hospital-Sumner

Vinton - Virginia Gay Hospital

Washington County Hospitals & Clinics

Waterloo - Allen Hospital

Waukon - Veteran's Memorial Hospital

Webster City - Hamilton Hospital

West Burlington - Great River Medical Center

West Union - Palmer Lutheran Health Center

White Mount Pleasant - Henry County Health Center

Winterset - Madison County Health Care System