Occupational Lung Center

The CAMC Occupational Lung Center provides complete outpatient pulmonary evaluations (to measure how well your lungs are performing) for disability agencies and various legal firms representing individual injury claims. Services are also provided to physicians (a physician order is required).

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.

Established in the 1950’s, the Occupational Lung Center provides pulmonary diagnostic testing to be used by the Occupational Pneumoconiosis Board physicians in determining the presence and the extent of impairment of the lung function stemming from inhalation exposure to dust, mist, vapors or fumes within a worker’s occupation.

Our nationally credentialed technologists have more than 100 years combined experience in the pulmonary function testing field and are credentialed through the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the National Board for Respiratory Care.

Services

  • State-of-the-art pulmonary function testing systems offering full pulmonary diagnostics procedures, which include spirometry, lung volumes, diffusion capacity, airway resistance/compliance, and bronchodilator response
  • Blood gas analysis (ABG) and pulse oximetry
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Chest X-ray for WV Workers’ Compensation Commission and NIOSH
  • Complete outpatient lung impairment evaluations for West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, legal entities representing individual injury claims, Social Security Administration, and corporate pulmonary function testing for employees
  • Steady state exercise testing for WV Workers’ Compensation Commission
  • Laboratory testing as ordered

Free parking at the front door of our facility is ideal for patient convenience.

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

Hours

Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

Location

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