Cardiac Rehabilitation is an outpatient, physician-referred exercise
program designed for individuals with a diagnosed cardiopulmonary health
condition. By attending regular exercise sessions, patients are able
to improve the function of their heart and become stronger and more
active. Two types of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation are available.
Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation
Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation is for individuals who have experienced
a heart attack in the past 12 months or who have had heart surgery or
certain heart procedures. Patients attend supervised one-hour classes
three times a week for 12 weeks. A heart monitor is worn at each
session and vital signs are taken frequently. Medicare and commercial
insurances will cover the cost of Phase II Cardiac Rehab with certain
Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation
Phase III Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is for individuals with a
diagnosed cardiopulmonary health condition such as heart attack or lung
disease, or who have completed Phase II Cardiac Rehab. Patients attend
supervised one-hour classes two times a week. A heart monitor is worn
once each month and vital signs are taken twice each class. Patients are
encouraged to individualize and maintain their own exercise routine.
Phase III Cardiopulmonary Rehab is generally a self-pay program and is
not covered by Medicare and most insurance companies. Spouses of Phase
III patients may attend classes at a reduced price.
Both phases of Cardiopulmonary Rehab require an order from your
physician. Please call Cardiac Rehab at (618)327-2228 or Rural Health Clinic
at (618) 327-2225 for more information.