What Is The Heart Wellness Program?
The Heart Wellness program is the leading program established to prevent or treat those with heart disease across our 9 sites in New South Wales. The program is our modern approach to cardiac rehab, with a specialised cardiac team attending to your individual needs in our state of the art rehab facilities.
The Heart Wellness Team
Once enrolled into the program you get access to all the members of a cardiac allied heath team in one location to maximise your heart health and provide you with the very best Heart Wellness program experience in the country. The team is comprised of a;
- Cardiac Nurse
- Exercise Physiologist
- Occupational Therapist
Is The Heart Wellness Program For Inpatients Or Outpatients?
The Heart Wellness program is the only program of its kind to offer all three phases of cardiac rehabilitation.
The Inpatient Program (Phase I)
We cater for an inpatient program, for those who require intense rehabilitation for their heart condition or following their recent cardiac procedure.
The Outpatient Program (Phase II)
This is a 3-day a week program over 6-weeks individualized lifestyle and exercise intervention in conjunction with regular education sessions by our cardiac team.
The Home Program (Phase III)
This is for those who finish our outpatient phase program and this comprises of regular phone-calls and subsequent follow up assessments throughout the remainder of the year to help you with your long-term health outcomes.
Who Is Eligible For The Heart Wellness Program?
Our team is experienced to handle all forms of heart conditions. If you have recently had a cardiac event, hospitalisation or new diagnosis then you are eligible to join our program. If you require reconditioning as a result of your pre-existing heart condition, or your cancer treatment (Cardio-oncology) then you are also eligible to join our program, which you can be referred by either your Cardiologist or GP.
- Heart Attack
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Atrial Fibrillation (and other arrhythmias)
- CABG, Stent or Angioplasty
- Heart Failure
- Pacemaker or ICD Implant
- Valve Disease or Valve Surgery
- Type II DM
- Pacemaker or ICD Implant Valve Disease or Valve Surgery
- Cardio-oncology Type II DM
Is There A Cost To Enter The Heart Wellness Program?
No fees are charged if you have Private Health Insurance. This service is completely covered by your private health fund as a part of your hospital cover. We have agreements with all major health funds, so there is no surprise GAP payments for our patients, and you can take advantage of your health fund benefits and get back on track with your Heart Wellness.
The Heart Wellness Program The Melbourne Eastern
Contact our team now to see if you are eligible to enter our program, and we will assist you in starting your journey to improving your Heart Wellness!
Access our referral form here