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Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation aims to help you recover from a cardiovascular event — such as a heart attack or heart failure — or other debilitating heart condition. This recovery process usually involves physical therapy, exercise and education to rebuild and maintain your heart strength.

Cardiac rehab center in Jacksonville, Florida

Our goal is to get your heart back in shape and improve your overall quality of life.

To do that, HCA Florida Memorial Hospital's cardiac rehab program works to create individualized, step-by-step therapy plans for each person. We focus on building up your strength and endurance, so you can safely and effectively overcome the physical complications associated with heart disease. In addition to treating current symptoms associated with heart disease, our team works to reduce your risk of future heart problems through supervised exercise programs and education.

Heart health assessment

While there are some heart health factors you cannot control — such as age or family history of heart disease — there are many you can change. Learn more by taking our heart health risk assessment.

While there are some heart health factors you cannot control — such as age or family history of heart disease — there are many you can change. Learn more by taking our heart health risk assessment.

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Our cardiac rehabilitation program

Every aspect of our cardiac rehab program is designed to speed your recovery. Before you know it, you'll be back to doing the things you value most.

Our cardiopulmonary rehabilitation center

Our center focuses on educating patients and building strength alongside confidence on the road to better heart health. Some of the services we provide include:

  • Educational resources
  • Medical evaluations
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Prescribed exercise
  • Risk factor modification
What is cardiac rehab?

Cardiac rehabilitation is used to improve the cardiovascular health of individuals who have suffered a heart attack, heart failure or any other debilitating heart condition. Cardiac therapy usually involves exercise and education to rebuild and maintain heart strength.

To learn more about the cardiac rehabilitation services offered at our hospital, call (904) 702-6377.

Eligibility for cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is offered for patients who:

  • Are diagnosed with cardiovascular disease or angina
  • Have had coronary angioplasty, atherectomy or stent placement
  • Have had a heart attack
  • Have had heart surgery

Cardiac rehabilitation is especially important if you have risk factors for heart disease. This includes:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Diabetes
  • Heart rhythm abnormality
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Vascular disease
Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation

Participating in cardiac rehabilitation will help you become more physically fit in your daily activities at home, at work and during your leisure time. Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation include:

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Decreased cholesterol levels
  • Improved cardiovascular and muscular endurance
  • Increased knowledge of cardiovascular risk factors
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Strengthened heart
  • Weight management
Getting started with cardiac rehabilitation

Before starting cardiac rehabilitation, you will need a physician's referral, medical evaluation and exercise stress test to determine your physical condition. Most major insurance companies cover cardiac rehabilitation services. However, if rehabilitation is not a covered benefit on your plan, an alternative program is available.

Health, education and recreational training (HEART) Fitness Center

The HEART Fitness Center provides state-of-the-art workout equipment in a supervised environment. Our highly experienced staff is available to answer any questions and provide guidance in your exercise program. We offer a variety of cardiovascular and muscle toning equipment to suit the needs of our members, including:

  • Elliptical trainers
  • Recumbent stepper
  • Stairclimber
  • Stationary bicycles
  • Strength training equipment (dumbbells, weight machines, medicine balls, etc.)
  • Treadmills
Fitness center membership

We provide several membership options for individuals and families. If you have questions about membership, call the fitness center at (904) 702-6340. In general, our fitness center membership is as follows:




One month



Six months



One year



The HEART Fitness Center is open to individuals who are 18 years old or older. If you have any medical conditions, you will need to fill out a medical history form and get consent from your doctor before starting an exercise program.

Getting to our cardiac rehabilitation and fitness center

Our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center and HEART Fitness Center are located on the 8th floor of the Memorial Office Building at the following address:

3627 University Blvd. South
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Our rehabilitation center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm.

Our fitness center is open Monday through Friday from 6:00am to 5:00pm. We are also open for one-on-one appointments Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

You can contact the fitness center at (904) 702-6377.

Our Cardiac rehabilitation Locations

Currently Viewing:

Memorial Hospital
3625 University Blvd S
Jacksonville, FL 32216
 (904) 702 - 6111

Currently Viewing:

Memorial Hospital
3625 University Blvd S
Jacksonville, FL 32216
 (904) 702 - 6111
North Florida Hospital
6500 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32605
 (352) 333 - 4000

65.0 miles

Ocala Hospital
1431 SW 1st Ave
Ocala, FL 34471
 (352) 401 - 1000

83.3 miles

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