Respiratory Education Centre

The Respiratory Education Centre is located in Victoria, British Columbia and serves the allergy and asthma needs of communities between Port Renfrew and Victoria, north to the Malahat and east to the southern Gulf Islands.

Our services include hospital, community, home, environmental and public health services, including education and prevention.  We invite you to browse around our site and contact us by email if you have any questions or if you would like more information.

The Respiratory Education Centre was created in 1999 to meet an identified need for education and support for adults (>16yrs) with a diagnosis of asthma.

The main goal is to help patients understand their chronic condition and help them to better manage their asthma in partnership with their family physician.

With the support of your doctor, the Centre will help you gain and maintain control of your lung condition, achieving the best results with the least amount of medication.

Address / Contact Info

Island Health Authority Respiratory Therapy Services Royal Jubilee Hospital Royal Block RB 419
1952 Bay Street Royal Block - Rm RB419 Victoria, BCV8R 1J8
Coordinator, Respiratory Education Centre : Mark Finnis, RRT, CRE
Mailing address:
As above.

Phone Numbers

Respiratory Education Centre: (250) 370-8265
Fax: (250) 370-8831

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Monday to Thursday: 8:00am to 6:00pm

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Can I bring my child?:
Childcare notes:
We do not offer childcare services, but children are welcome to be in the office during a session.

Service Details

Regional Centres ServedBrentwood Bay, Cobble Hill, Colwood, Duncan, Esquimalt, Galiano Island, Ladysmith, Langford, Mayne Island, Metchosin, Mill Bay, North Saanich, Pender Island, Port Renfrew, Saanich, Saanichton, Salt Spring Island, Saturna Island, Sidney, Sooke, Victoria, Victoria,, Victoria, BC, View Royal
Cost structureMSP
Program fee0.00
Referral protocolphysician, specialist, health professional
Referral criteriaPatients are required to have a confirmed respiratory diagnosis; i.e. asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis, IPF. The Respiratory Education Centre is NOT a diagnostic service. If a patient does not have a confirmed diagnosis of asthma or COPD, the physician or nurse practitioner should request Spirometry via the PFT lab at RJH or CDH.
Wait list (weeks)4
Age ranges servedyouth 13-19, adult 20+, senior 55+, senior 65+
Currently accepting new patients / clientsCurrently accepting new patients / clients
Languages spokenEnglish

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This program was last updated on: 06 Sep 2017.