Free Lung Function Screening

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — On Wednesday, anyone is able to get a free lung function test at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is the world’s fourth leading cause of death, killing nearly 3 million people a year, according to the World Health Organization and yet, nearly one half of people with the disease don’t know they have it.

COPD can be diagnosed with a quick, painless lung function test that’s almost as simple as blowing out the candles on a birthday cake. Asante Three Rivers Medical Center’s free lung function test will be on Wednesday, November 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department, in the physician office building right next to Asante Three Rivers.