Cardiac rehabilitation specialists in Northeast Florida
Cardiac rehabilitation can play an important role in recovering from a heart condition. Our experienced rehabilitation team is here to help you build strength and improve endurance so you can get back to what you love. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness center to help you maintain your heart health.
To learn more about the cardiac rehabilitation services offered at our hospital, call (904) 702-6377.
Memorial Hospital Jacksonville is proud to be recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care by Blue Cross Blue Shield and an accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI by the American College of Cardiology.
Our cardiac rehabilitation program
If you have been recently diagnosed with a heart condition, your doctor may recommend cardiac rehab. The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center at Memorial Hospital Jacksonville helps cardiac patients get back optimal health. Services we offer include:
- Educational resources
- Medical evaluation
- Nutrition counseling
- Prescribed exercise
- Risk factor modification
Eligibility for cardiac rehabilitation
Cardiac rehabilitation is offered for patients who:
- Are diagnosed with cardiovascular disease or angina
- Have had coronary angioplasty, atherectomy or stent placement
- Have had a heart attack
- Have had open heart surgery
Cardiac rehabilitation is especially important if you have additional risk factors for heart disease. This includes:
- Congestive heart failure
- Heart rhythm abnormality
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Vascular disease
Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation
Participating in cardiac rehabilitation will help you become more physically fit in your daily activities at home, at work and during your leisure time. Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation include:
- Decreased blood pressure
- Decreased cholesterol levels
- Improved cardiovascular and muscular endurance
- Increased knowledge of cardiovascular risk factors
- Reduced anxiety and depression
- Strengthened heart
- Weight management
Getting started with cardiac rehabilitation
Before starting cardiac rehabilitation, you will need a physician's referral, medical evaluation and exercise stress test to determine your physical condition. Most major insurance companies cover cardiac rehabilitation services. However, if rehabilitation is not a covered benefit on your plan, an alternative program is available.
Cardiac rehab hours
Our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm. We are also open for one-on-one appointments Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
Phone number: (904) 702-6377
Fax number: (904) 702-6378
Health, education and recreational training (HEART) Fitness Center
The HEART Fitness Center provides state-of-the-art workout equipment in a supervised environment. Our highly experienced staff is available to answer any questions and provide guidance in your exercise program. We offer a variety of cardiovascular and muscle toning equipment to suit the needs of our members, including:
- Airdyne bicycles
- Elliptical trainers
- Recumbent stepper
- Stair climber
- Stationary bicycles
- Strength training equipment (dumbbells, weight machines, medicine balls, etc.)
Fitness center membership
We provide several membership options for individuals and families. If you have questions about membership, call the fitness center at (904) 702-6340.
The HEART Fitness Center is open to individuals who are 18 years old or older. If you have any medical conditions, you will need to fill out a medical history form and get consent from your doctor before starting an exercise program.
Our fitness center is open Monday through Friday from 6:00am to 5:00pm.
Getting to our cardiac rehab and fitness center
Our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center and HEART Fitness Center are located on the 8th floor of the Memorial Office Building at the following address:
3627 University Blvd. South
Jacksonville, FL 32216