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).
Maintenance Exercise Program
Bartlett is now offering the Maintenance Exercise Program in the Cardiac Rehab gym. This program offers an evidence-based approach to managing your health and wellness. These group exercise classes are designed to help you decrease your risk factors for health conditions like heart disease and improve your strength and endurance. In addition to these benefits, you can enhance your ability to perform daily activities, improve weight management, and promote an overall sense of wellbeing. This is your chance to have greater independence as you move toward a healthy and active lifestyle.
Individuals interested in participating should contact Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehab Coordinator at CPrehab@bartletthospital.org or call 907.796.8622.
Maintenance Exercise Program Payment Form
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.
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.