Prepare for Your Visit

To be seen as a new patient in our program, you may send your own records or have your doctor fax them to 203-785-4787. You may contact us through the Winchester Chest Center at 203-785-4198 with questions. Please leave a voice mail message and we will contact you.

The first visit to us lasts several hours and will include:

  • A complete history and physical examination
  • Pulmonary function tests (PFTs)
  • Review of your prior radiology (chest X-rays and CT scans)
  • A discussion of your illness and education about it
  • An assessment as to whether additional testing is required


In order to expedite the scheduling process, please send:

  • Patient name, date of birth and contact information 
  • Referring physician name and contact information 
  • All clinic notes
  • All pulmonary function tests (PFTs)
  • All reports of chest X-rays and CT scans
  • Report of lung biopsy slides, if available
  • Any laboratory testing, including connective tissue disease serologies (if available)
  • Any other information that might be helpful for the patient’s evaluation (rheumatology notes, echocardiogram reports, etc.)


For more information about our services, please call 203-785-4198 or email ildinfo@yale.edu.