Cardiac Risk Reduction / Rehabilitation Program - Heart Health

Cardiac Risk Reduction / Rehabilitation Program Island Health

Cardiac Risk Reduction / Rehabilitation Program

The Royal Jubilee Hospital (RJH) Cardiac Risk Reduction / Rehabilitation Program is offered by Island Health, physicians and affiliated organizations. Our team of  cardiologists, nurses, dietitians, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, pharmacists, social workers and psychiatrists work with patients and families to achieve cardiac rehab goals.

The goal  of this program is to help patient's manage their heart health to the best of their ability. This is achieved through:

  • Medical assessment by a cardiologist
  • Education about heart disease and healthy lifestyles
  • Creating a plan to reduce cardiovascular disease
  • Exercise guidance to improve overall fitness
  • Take Heart & Breathe Well Exercise Program
  • Heart to Heart & Heart Matters Cardiac Education

Affiliated programs are accessible to patients WITHOUT referral to the RJH Cardiac Rehabilitation program

Who can participate?

People living with a form of heart disease that would benefit from risk management and lifestyle education. A doctor's referral is required for some programs.

Take Heart & Breathe Well Program

Take Heart & Breathe Well is a 12 week supervised cardiac exercise program that may benefit people who have had a heart event or who have heart health risk factors. 

Take Heart and Breathe Well Program brochure

Island Heart to Heart and Heart Matters

Heart to Heart and Heart Matters are Cardiac Education and Support classes offered throughout Vancouver Island. 

  • Island Heart to Heart (Victoria) is a 7 week education and support program offered in the Victoria area to people with heart disease or who are at risk for heart disease, and their families. These are small group education sessions delivered by a variety of health care porfessionals. Each session is 2 hours long. A small fee is charged and self-referrals are accepted.
  • Heart Matters (Nanaimo, Oceanside, Port Alberni & Campbell River) is an 8 week heart health education program for people who have a form of heart disease that would benefit from risk management and lifestyle education. These are small group education sessions delivered by a variety of health care professionals. Each session is 1 hour long. These sessions are free and self-referrals are accepted. 

Heart to Heart and Heart Matters Cardiac Education Brochure

Ts’ewulhtun Health Centre - Healthy Lifestyles Program

A free educational and support program in Duncan, B.C. to promote healthy lifestyle for First Nations people. 

General Information on Cardiac Risk Reduction / Rehabilitation Program - Heart Health

Referral Required?
Required
How to Get Referral

 A doctor's referral is required and there is a cost for this program. 

Contact Us
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

3 Royal, Royal Jubilee Hospital
1952 Bay St
Victoria, B.C. 
V8R 1J8
250-519-1601
Fax: 250-370-8267

Take Heart and Breathe Well Program
South Island:
  • Henderson Recreation Centre
    2291 Cedar Hill X Rd
    Victoria, B.C.
    250-370-7200
    Fax: 250-595-7607

  • Panorama Recreation Centre
    1885 Forest Park Dr
     North Saanich, B.C.
    250-655-2184
    Fax: 250-656-3360

  • Saanich Commonwealth Place
    4636 Elk Lake Dr 
    Victoria, B.C.
    250-475-7619
    Fax: 250-727-2649

  • West Shore Parks and Recreation
    1767 Island Hwy
    Victoria, B.C.
    250-474-8694
    Fax: 250-474-8650

  • Sooke Health & Fitness
    6625-A Sooke Rd
    Sooke, B.C.
    250-642-7111
    Fax: 778-425-0015

  • Royal Jubilee Hospital (your physician makes a referral to Dr. Swiggum)
    952 Bay St
    Victoria, B.C.
    250-519-1601
    Fax: 250-370-8267

Central Island:
  • Cowichan Aquatic Centre 2653 James St
    Duncan, B.C.
    250-746-3306
    Fax: 250-746-3310

North Island:
  • Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex
    225 South Dogwood St
    Campbell River, B.C.
    250-287-9234
    Fax: 250-287-325

Island Heart to Heart and Heart Matters

778-678-8423 
islandhearttoheart@telus.net

Healthy Lifestyles Program

250-746-6184

Locations

Cowichan District Hospital

Cowichan District Hospital

3045 Gibbins Rd
Duncan, B.C. 
V9L 1E5

250-737-2030

Lady Minto Hospital

Lady Minto / Gulf Islands Hospital

135 Crofton Road
Salt Spring Island, BC  V8K 1T1

250-538-4800

North Island Hospital Comox Valley

North Island Hospital Comox Valley

101 Lerwick Rd
Courtenay, B.C. 
V9N 0B9

250-331-5900

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