Asthma clinic

The Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre offers an asthma clinic. The asthma clinic is a multidisciplinary program with the primary goal of controlling asthma and preventing future risk through education and management.

What we do

The clinic helps families to recognize and understand the signs and symptoms of asthma, to identify and reduce asthma triggers, and learn proper techniques for taking asthma medications.

During your visit, an asthma action plan will be developed to meet your child’s specific needs.

When attending your appointment at the asthma clinic, please bring any medications and/or inhaler devices that your child may be using at home.

If your child is six (6) years of age or older, they will likely have a pulmonary function test during the visit. A pulmonary function test is a breathing test that measures how well your child’s lungs are working. Parents should avoid, if possible, using salbutamol (Ventolin) at least four (4) hours before the test.

Who we see

We provide care to children and youth up to their 18th birthday.

Our team

Our team is comprised of the following health-care professionals:

  • Pediatricians
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Nurse coordinators
  • Social workers are also available within the program, if needed.

How to access this service

A referral is required from a health-care provider, such as your family doctor or a nurse practitioner.

Where we are

Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre
2nd floor
300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NL
A1B 3V6

The Pulmonary Function Lab is located on the 3rd floor.

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How to reach us

Asthma program nurse coordinator – Telephone: 709-777-4403

Appointments – Telephone: 709-777-4552

Pulmonary Function Lab – Telephone: 709-777-4552, Fax: 709-777-4518

Janeway Respiratory Department – Telephone: 709-777-4177

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Last updated: 2022-06-24