Effective at 7PM, 03/17/20, Charlton Urgent Care is closed until further notice. All patients must call the Oxford UCE number prior to arrival: 508-499-1760

Coronavirus Hotline: 508.765.8191 (intended for questions or concerns related to COVID-19 only)
Our staff is available from 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, where callers may speak with clinical experts for answers to questions.

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Pulmonary Medicine

Pulmonary medicine deals with the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases affecting the lungs.

Under the care of one of our many board-certified pulmonologists, our patients find relief and customized care for their acute and chronic disorders.

Our physicians are trained to diagnose and manage a variety of pulmonary conditions, including:

  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Lung abnormalities
  • Cancer

Outpatient Services

In conjunction with our respiratory therapy department, we provide pulmonary function testing and ongoing management of respiratory disorders. Our staff is highly trained and can provide information related to smoking cessation, inhaler use, and nebulizer treatments.

Pulmonary function testing is simply a number of tests that shows how well your lungs work. Results can show how well you’re able to breathe or how effective your lungs are at bringing oxygen into the body.

New at Harrington, our Body Plethysmograph machine, located in our pulmonary and cardiac unit in Southbridge, offers the most advanced pulmonary function testing equipment on the market to accurately test and diagnose lung function, including asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis.

Some of the machine’s benefits include:

• Bright, comfortable and spacious
• Adaptable for children and adults
• Two-way communication speaker
• Ergonomic chair designed to fit up to 400 lbs
• Wheelchair-accessible

In addition, our pulmonary technologists and staff provide information related to smoking cessation, inhaler use and nebulizer treatments.

Inpatient Care

For hospitalized patients, we provide acute care, including state-of-the art life support systems in our ICU.

In addition, our specialists work with our sleep center in Webster to interpret studies and consult with patients and physicians on treatments for sleep apnea, including education on at-home sleep study equipment.

Do you have an upcoming appointment? CALL FIRST

If you have an upcoming appointment at any Harrington HealthCare System facility and have the following symptoms, fever, or cough, please call your doctor prior to arriving to your appointment.

Our top priority is to protect you, our patients, communities, and healthcare workers.

Current Visitor Policy

For the health and safety of our patients and employees, the following policy is in effect as of Monday, March 30

There will be NO visitors allowed in any inpatient or outpatient services (this includes the Emergency Department, Harrington Physician Services offices, and all other Harrington HealthCare Facilities)

Please note that the Main Lobby at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge will be closed at 7pm. All patients who need to enter the hospital after that time should come in through the ED.

The implementation of this policy is in an effort to limit the spread of potential illnesses that could be harmful to you, our patients, community, and staff. Thank you for your cooperation.

Coronavirus Hotline: 508.765.8191

This hotline is intended for questions or concerns related to COVID-19. For all other inquiries, please use our regular number.