Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation provides supervised exercise training, education and counseling, and risk factor intervention programs for people diagnosed with coronary artery disease or chronic respiratory conditions.

The cardiac rehabilitation program includes:

  • Education for lifestyle modification and exercise
  • Supervision by licensed and qualified health care professionals
  • Outpatient rehabilitation services two to four times per week

Benefits of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation

  • Improved functional abilities
  • Improved quality of life
  • Reduction of lifestyle-related risks
  • Increased knowledge of disease process and prevention strategies
  • Improved ability to perform daily life activities

 CAD high risk

You are at an elevated risk of developing Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) if you have been diagnosed with one or more of the following diseases:

  • Diabetes
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

The goal of the CAD High Risk program is to prevent a cardiovascular event before it happens. The program consists of three to five visits per week for six weeks. The CAD High Risk program is not reimbursable by insurance. The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation staff will review charges and payments with you prior to beginning the preventive program. What is pulmonary rehabilitation? Pulmonary Rehabilitation is for people who suffer from chronic respiratory conditions. Its purpose is to alleviate a patient’s symptoms, optimize daily function and improve their disability from chronic respiratory diseases. The pulmonary rehabilitation program includes:

  • Supervised progressive exercise/activity
  • Functional and Activities of Daily Living (ADL) training
  • Energy conservation
  • Breathing retraining
  • Stress management
  • Medication education

Who is eligible?

Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation is covered by Medicare for those who have experienced any of the following:

  • Heart attack
  • Bypass surgery
  • Stable angina
  • Stent placement
  • Angioplasty
  • Valve repair or replacement
  • Heart transplant
  • Lung transplant
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Restrictive lung disease


Most charges for outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation are covered by insurance; however, private insurances vary and will be reviewed and cleared by staff prior to beginning the rehabilitation program. Staff will assist in evaluating coverage and calculating out-of-pocket costs (if any) prior to beginning the rehabilitation program. "Maintenance" programs are designed to help patients continue their commitment to exercise and are not covered by insurance.

About us

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 2004 Pioneer St., Waycross, GA 31501, 912-284-2410

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.