Exterior shot of Garratt Wellness Centre during the day.  The parking lot is visible in the foregound.

Richmond 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. This program is a user-pay program. A financial subsidy is available to those who qualify through our social worker.

How to access

  • Our classes

    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.

  • Check 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.

  • Get a referral

    Your family doctor or cardiologist can refer you to the program.  Have your family doctor or cardiologist complete the PHC & VCH cardiology referral form.

    PHC & VCH cardiology 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.

Hours of operation

Currently closed
  • Monday:   9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday:   9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday:   9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday:   9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday:   Closed
  • Saturday:   Closed
  • Sunday:   Closed

We are closed on statutory holidays.

Parking & Transportation

Free parking is available.

Driving to the centre:

  • From Blundell Road go north (right) onto Cheviot Place

  • Turn right onto Chelmsford Street

  • Turn left onto Chelsea Road

  • Turn right onto Chelsea Place

Taking the bus to the centre:

  • Take bus #402 Brighouse Station/Two Road

  • Bus stop is at Cheviot Place

  • Walk to Wellness Centre is 0.5 km (5 minutes). Follow the brown signs posted with the street signs

  • For routes and times, use Translink's trip planner

Team members

  • Cardiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Program Assistant
  • Psychiatrist
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Registered Nurse
  • Social Worker

Garratt Wellness Centre

​Garratt Wellness Centre offers programs, education and resources to help Richmond residents live well and connect to improve the quality of their lives. It promotes independence and empowers people to improve or maintain their health through increased awareness of and access to health promotion services.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation and risk-factor reduction programs provide medical therapy and lifestyle optimization workshops for people who have had a recent heart attack, angina, coronary angioplasty or open heart surgery and those at risk of developing heart disease.