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Heart & Vascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

​​​​​SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Janesville offers Phase I, II and III pulmonary rehabilitation programs to help patients who have obstructive or restrictive lung disease to improve physical and emotional health.

Check out our calendar of upcoming pulmonary rehabilitation education opportunities!

Phase I

Staff educates inpatients about the program, providing educational material and program specifics.

Phase II

With a referral from your primary care physician, pulmonologist or hospitalist, outpatient pulmonary rehab includes monitored exercise sessions and weekly education classes.

Education classes address topics including lung anatomy, lipid management, nutrition basics, weight and stress management, relaxation techniques, exercise guidelines, pulmonary medications, respiratory equipment, signs and symptoms of exacerbation, and infection prevention.

The full program is 36 sessions over 18 weeks. It is covered by Medicare and most insurance companies. We have morning and afternoon classes that meet on Thursdays. 

To qualify for the program, you must be smoke-free and have moderate to severe disease. The program is for patients with conditions including: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), emphysema, asthma, sarcoidosis, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis, lung cancer, pneumoconiosis and other pulmonary-related conditions.  

Phase III: Outpatient Maintenance Program

This exercise program is for Phase II graduates or individuals considered appropriate for Phase III after a physician evaluation. The goal is to provide support and guidance as you move toward an independent exercise program. After 12 visits, a staff member will discuss your progress.

This is a self-pay program that requires physician referral. Participants purchase a punch card for $50. The card is valid for 12 sessions and expires six months from the date of purchase. Participants may exercise up to five days a week. Staff will inform you if an entry assessment and telemetry monitored session is necessary before you begin. If this is required, the cost is $50. Some insurance companies may cover part of the Phase III costs. Contact your insurer for details.

For more information, please contact us at 608-373-8360 or by email​