Adult Cystic Fibrosis ClinicPrimary Care Center
1221 Lee St.
Charlottesville, VA 22903Directions
- After-hours (ask for pulmonary on-call):
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
A patient drop-off lane is located in front of the Primary Care Center. Staff are on hand to offer help.
Find us in the Pulmonary Clinic.
The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic provides innovative treatment options to help you manage the unique issues of living with cystic fibrosis. Our clinic is among 96 accredited adult cystic fibrosis programs in the nation and is one of only three accredited adult programs in Virginia.
Our team includes dietitians, respiratory therapists, social workers and pharmacists.
Learn more about our pulmonary and respiratory services.
What to Expect When You Arrive
Your first visit will last about one hour. Plan to arrive 30 minutes before your appointment time to complete pulmonary function tests.
During these appointments, one of our doctors and the nurse coordinator will meet with you to discuss your current medications, airway-clearance techniques, nutrition and other issues.
Pulmonary function tests and sputum cultures are performed during each clinic visit to monitor your lung function. Chest X-rays, blood work and other studies are performed as needed. Your prescriptions may also be renewed during your visit.
At the end of each visit, your provider will determine when you need to return so you can make your next appointment before you leave the office. If you have been in the hospital, ask your doctor when you need a follow-up visit and then call the office to make an appointment.
Follow-up visits take about 30 minutes, however these visits may take longer if you meet with our support specialists (nutrition, respiratory therapists and others).
We recommend that you meet with all of our ancillary providers, including our nutritionist, respiratory therapist and social worker, once a year. We also may refer you to endocrinology, reproductive medicine, gastroenterology or lung transplant, depending on your needs.
When to Call Your Doctor
Let us know if you have a fever, increased sputum production, a change in the color or consistency of your sputum or another change in your health that you consider serious. You should also notify us if you cough up a large amount of blood (more than two tablespoons) or experience a sudden onset of chest pain with or without shortness of breath.
Also let us know if you need help with a prescription renewal or medication dosage.