Provides pulmonary function testing, a series of breathing tests used to diagnose and monitor lung conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and other lung/breathing related issues.

330 East Columbia Street
B.C. V3L 3W7
Phone: 604-520-4035
Fax: 604-520-4910

Parking and Transportation

Public transportation (Bus & Sky Train) available. Limited pay parking available.

Parking rate Parkade

Mobile parking payment: hangTag (must use Google Chrome internet browser to access the link)

First hour $4.25
Each additional hour $3.50
Day rate $11.25
Evenings  $5.25
24-hour rate $16.50

Please note: the 24-hour rate is only valid in the Royal Columbian Hospital Home and Community Care parkade and not in the Mental Health and Substance Use parkade. All other Mental Health and Substance Use parking rates are the same as Home and Community Care rates.

*If you have difficulty paying for parking, financial hardship permits may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please talk to your unit social worker for more information or contact Parking Administration at 604-930-5440 (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) or email

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Drop-in available Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


For patients aged 6 and older.


A physician referral and appointment required. Special preparation may be required prior to testing.


Royal Columbian Hospital - Drop-in Spirometry Clinic - Fall 2023

We are excited to announce that Royal Columbian Hospital will provide Drop-in Spirometry Clinic services for three months, starting September 12, 2023.

Our Drop-in Spirometry Clinic aims to serve individuals with specific indications, including the diagnosis of asthma, initial evaluation of patients with COPD and initial assessment of breathlessness. The clinic will operate every Tuesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a brief closure from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. To ensure you receive prompt service, we kindly request patients to arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. before the midday closure, and by 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon.

To make your patient’s visit seamless, please remind them of these instructions:

  • Upon arrival to Royal Columbian Hospital, please ensure you register with patient registration.
  • Don’t forget to bring a signed requisition from your physician for the spirometry test.
  • On the day of the test, please refrain from using inhalers or puffers to ensure accurate results.
  • For optimal test outcomes, we kindly request that you avoid consuming caffeine, alcohol and refrain from smoking for at least four hours before your appointment.

Your participation during this opportunity to provide extended services is greatly appreciated as it will enable us to gather valuable feedback and make necessary refinements to enhance our services. Thank you for your cooperation, and we look forward to serving your patients at our Drop-in Spirometry Clinic.

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