Richmond Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program - Healthy Heart Program

Richmond Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation is a comprehensive eight week program designed to enhance your heart health.  We will help you to identify the risk factors related to heart problems. You will learn how to lead a heart healthy life by reducing risk factors. 

The program is divided into three parts:

  • Supervised Exercise Class - 2 morning sessions per week

  • Nutrition Class - 1 morning session per week

  • Life Skills Class - 1 morning session per week

The life skills and nutrition classes are offered alternatively on the same mornings you attend the exercise classes.

This program is a user pay program. Financial subsidy is available to those who qualify through our social worker. 

Class Schedule / Calendar

Classes have been paused effective March 17, 2020 until further notice.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

7000 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC
V6X 1A2
Phone: 604-244-5163
Fax: 604-244-5571
Email: RHSHealthyHeart@vch.ca

Hours of operation

Office hours are Monday to Thursday 9 am to 3 pm.

We are closed on statutory holidays.

Referral

Your family doctor or cardiologist can refer you to the program. 

Download the referral form

If possible, it is helpful for your doctor to include test results and reports.

When your referral has been received you will be contacted by mail or phone to arrangement any necessary prerequisite appointments. Once we have your complete assessment, you will be scheduled for an intake interview with our nurse and physiotherapist and we will arrange a start date.

Parking & transportation

Eligibility

This program is designed for people who have had:

  • A heart attack

  • An angiogram/angioplasty

  • Bypass surgery

  • Valve problems

You will also benefit from this program if you have a high risk of developing heart problems.

Resources

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  • Cardiologist

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Pharmacist

  • Physiotherapist

  • Program Assistant

  • Psychiatrist

  • Registered Dietitian

  • Registered Nurse

  • Social Worker