Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation


RAMC’s cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs help you take an active role in managing your heart and lung conditions.

Cardiac Rehabilitation may benefit those with:
  • Coronary artery disease
  • History of heart attack
  • Coronary bypass grafting
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Angioplasty/coronary stents
  • Chronic stable angina
  • Heart valve repair/replacement
  • And other cardiovascular diseases
  • COPD/Emphysema
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is suitable for those with:
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Pulmonary Fribrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension and other pulmonary diseases

Both programs follow the same structure, which includes exercise, education and a support network.


Cardiac Rehab
  • Individualized exercise program developed by a cardiac rehab team member.
  • Heart rate, rhythm, blood pressure and exertion levels will be monitored to ensure safe progression.
  • Group exercise programs are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Pulmonary Rehab
    • A certified pulmonary rehab team member will design an individualized program to meet your activity and endurance level goals. 
    • Participants must complete a pulmonary function test and six minute walk test to participate in the program.
    • Group exercise programs are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Cardiac Rehab

  • One-on-one education sessions provide you and your family with information on how to reduce and prevent cardiac risk factors.
  • Classes include topics such as emergency preparation and cardiac warning signs, dietary and cholesterol control, weight loss and stress management.
Pulmonary Rehab
  • One-on-one and group sessions will provide you with information on the nature and course of your lung condition.
  • Classes include breathing techniques, smoking cessation and proper use of medication.

Support Network

Cardiac Rehab
  • You and your family will have the opportunity to network with other participants to share experiences, support and motivate one another
Pulmonary Rehab
  • You will have the opportunity to work with other pulmonary patients to share experiences and motivate one another to achieve goals.

Insurance and Referral

Cardiac Rehab
  • Cardiac Rehab is a medically prescribed therapy, so Medicare, Medicaid and the majority of major insurance companies cover it. 
  • Co-pays and deductibles may apply.
  • A referral is needed.
Pulmonary Rehab
  • Medicare and most private insurance companies acknowledge pulmonary rehab as a covered service.
  • Co-pays and deductible may apply.
  • A referral is needed.

Contact Information – for more information on either program call 608-768-6250

Phase 2 ½

Phase 2 ½ is a medically supervised exercise program for those with chronic stable medical conditions such as:

  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Diabetes
  • Pacemaker/AICD
  • Weight management
  • High risk of heart disease

The goal of the program is to improve a participants’ health and help them manage conditions through individualized exercise and strength training that is at a proper intensity, duration and progression.

As with the cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs, a physician’s referral is required. However, the Phase 2 ½ program is not reimbursable by insurance and is therefore self-pay.

Call the RAMC Cardiac Rehab Department at 608-768-6250 for pricing and additional information.

H.E.A.L.T.H. 4U

Reedsburg Area Medical Center wants all to lead a full and healthy life.  That’s why we have developed the HEALTH 4 U Program. 

High blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist or abnormal cholesterol levels – having just one of these conditions can contribute to your risk of serious disease.  Together, these symptoms are even riskier and form a condition called metabolic syndrome, often a precursor to diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Aggressive lifestyle changes can delay or derail the onset of serious diseases. 

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