Occupational Lung Center

Repeated and long-term exposure to certain irritants on the job can cause a variety of lung diseases that may have lasting effects, even after exposure ends. Certain occupations, because of the nature of their location or work environment, are more at risk for occupational lung diseases than others.

The CAMC Occupational Lung Center provides complete outpatient pulmonary evaluations (to measure how well your lungs are performing) for disability agencies and physicians. (Physician referral required.)

Established in the 1950s, the Occupational Lung Center is the largest and most advanced pulmonary diagnostics lab in West Virginia, seeing approximately 4,000 patients and performing more than 9,000 procedures annually for patients with various pulmonary diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), black lung disease (pneumoconiosis), emphysema, asthma, lung cancer and pulmonary fibrosis.*

Our technical staff has more than 120 years combined experience in the pulmonary function testing field and is credentialed through the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the National Board for Respiratory Care. The lab is registered with the American Thoracic Society.


  • State-of-the-art testing systems
  • Nationally credentialed technologists
  • Full pulmonary diagnostic procedures, which include spirometry, lung volumes, diffusion capacity, airway resistance/compliance, bronchodilator response, oximetry, blood gas analysis and bronchial challenge
  • Complete outpatient lung impairment evaluations for exposure to dust, mist, vapors or fumes within a worker's occupation
  • Diagnostic services for West Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission and legal entities representing individual injury claims and the Social Security Administration

With free parking at the front door, our one-level facility is ideal for patients experiencing shortness of breath.

*The CAMC Occupational Lung Center does not treat pulmonary conditions. Test results are sent to the referring physician who manages your condition/disease.


Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For an appointment or more information, call (304) 388-7100


CAMC Occupational Lung Center
600 Morris St., Suite 100
Charleston, WV 25301