The Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program is located in Suite 201 (Second Floor) of the Medical Services Centre (1040 Oliver Road) at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, closest to Parking Lot I. MAP
The program also operates at 12 sites throughout Northwestern Ontario – click here to find the site closest to you.
Your first and best source of information about your health is your own primary care provider (family doctor, nurse practitioner) or your specialist.
For general questions about the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program, please call the program directly at (807) 684-6780.
Physician referral is required for consideration of participation in the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program and the 12 Regional satellite sites across Northwestern Ontario. Please read the following to ensure your patient meets program criteria. Please note: referral is not an automatic acceptance into the program. Program staff will review each referral and accept or reject based on the criteria below.
In keeping with the Standards for the Provision of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation (2014), referrals are received for a variety of cardiovascular conditions from both internal and external partners. Standard 1.1.1 clearly outlines patients with diagnoses that are eligible to participate and receive CR services at our Hospital and the twelve (12) satellite programs across Northwestern Ontario.
The Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program has determined the following inclusion/exclusion criteria and non-eligible referrals to accurately reflect the patient populations serviced and the partnerships within Northwestern Ontario and the University Health Network (UHN).
Over the age of 18 plus at least one (1) of the following procedures and/or diagnoses and within twelve (12) months of the referred event:
The following clinical situations are considerations for exclusion but may not be absolute exclusions as each situation is individual and may have the potential to be supported. Consideration of program options across the Health Sciences Centre and the twelve (12) satellite sites of the program should always be given including but not limited to education only. When there is uncertainty about appropriateness at time of referral, consultation with the Site Medical Lead or Program manager is encouraged.
In the event a patient has been referred to our Hospital’s Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program and has been deemed non-eligible due to the exclusion criteria or not-eligible, a letter communicating this decision must be completed to close the circle of care. This letter is to be written to the referring physician by the program’s Navigator and a copy is saved within their chart.