Telehealth pulmonary rehabilitation is a live and interactive online class, which allows patients to exercise and receive education and support from the comfort of their own home, under the guidance of a registered respiratory therapist and exercise physiologist.
Patients with COPD and post COVID-19 symptoms that include difficulty breathing for over four weeks may be eligible to enroll. Provider referral is required. Individuals interested in receiving more information are encouraged to talk to their primary healthcare provider or contact Bartlett’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team at CPrehab@bartletthospital.org or call 907-796-8495.
A physician referral is needed to enter the cardiac rehabilitation or pulmonary rehabilitation programs. If you are new to Juneau or have been in a rehabilitation program elsewhere, a physician referral is still required. Services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance, depending on your plan's coverage. Please note that pre-authorization is necessary. Our program is individualized for each person's needs.
Medical conditions most often seen in cardiac rehabilitation include:
- Heart attack.
- Chest pain (angina pectoris).
- Interventional cardiac procedures such as coronary angioplasty, percutaneous intervention (PCI), stents, etc.
- Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG).
- Valve surgery.
- Congestive heart failure (CHF).
Pulmonary rehabilitation treats such conditions as:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- Chronic bronchitis.
- Pulmonary fibrosis.
- Interstitial lung disease.
- Pre- and post- lung transplant surgery.
- Other pulmonary conditions as determined by a physician.
In both programs, people receive functional testing for their exercise capacity and an individualized exercise program is planned. Education and intervention in dietary considerations, lifestyle changes, medication control, stress reduction techniques, smoking cessation and other psychosocial concerns are included as part of both rehabilitation programs.