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Respiratory Therapy

Our respiratory care practitioners are healthcare specialists who care for patients of all ages with breathing disorders. These disorders may come about due to serious illness or accident.


Our respiratory care team provides testing and treatment for patients with lung diseases such as emphysema and asthma. We also provide ventilation for patients who cannot breathe on their own. These may include adults, children or newborns that need help breathing.

We provide oxygen therapy, medication aerosois, humidification therapy, patient education and diagnostic testing. In the Critical Care Unit, the nursery, and the Emergency Department, we provide a wide range of interventions and respiratory support such as airway management, mechanical ventilation and arterial blood gases.

Outpatient diagnostic services include pulmonary function tests, electrocardiograms, cardiac treadmill testing and oxygen saturation tests.

Tobacco Cessation

Bartlett Regional Hospital is a tobacco-free campus. We are committed to the health, safety and comfort of our patients. If you or a family member uses tobacco, we can help.

We offer inpatient tobacco counseling and treatment. If you have any questions, please call our Tobacco Treatment Line at 907.796.8920.

Inpatient Counseling and Treatment

As a patient, you will not be able to smoke on our hospital campus. We understand this may be difficult.

During your stay, you will be offered nicotine replacement therapy, which is normally used to help people manage nicotine withdrawal. This is available in patch, gum, lozenge, nasal spray and inhaler.

Alaska Tobacco Quit Line

Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line is free web, text, and toll-free telephone based cessation program that provides free services, including coaching, self-guided quit materials, and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to all Alaska adults who want to quit all forms of tobacco, including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Call 1.800.QUIT NOW or visit to get started today.

Accessing Services

Your physician will write a prescription to order services for you. You may call and ask any questions you may have concerning respiratory health. After receiving instruction from your doctor, call and make an appointment at your convenience. Limited appointments are available on the weekends. Our compassionate, experienced and dedicated healthcare professionals are ready to assist you.