Community Services

Monash Health Community supports our community in order to improve and maintain health, independence and well-being.

Health Professionals and GPs: click here for referral guidelines and forms

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is suitable for those who have lung disease or are limited by breathlessness.

The program runs twice a week for 8 weeks. Each time you attend there is an education and exercise session.

You will also be provided with a home exercise program.

At the end of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program there may be an option to continue with a 6 week exercise program in a community fitness centre. These programs are also run by Monash Health staff.

Eligibility criteria

  • Diagnosis of COPD residing in the Monash Health area (City of Casey, Greater Dandenong, Kingston or Monash, Bayside City Council or Shire of Cardinia).
  • Clients who do not live in the area but frequently use Monash Health respiratory services of emergency departments may also be eligible
  • The service sees clients with all stages of COPD – from mild to severe.

Referrals and enquiries

Referrals should be sent by eReferral through Healthlink or by email.

Phone:  03 8572 5631

Contact hours: 8.30am  – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

A referral will be required from your doctor, specialist or hospital. This should be forwarded to SACs Access and Intake along with copies of relevant tests completed in the last 12 months, for example:

  • Chest X ray
  • CT scan of chest
  • Lung function tests
  • Oxygen assessments


$50 for the complete program (8 weeks paid at the initial assessment)
$10 per session / $20 per week
(Rebates cannot be claimed from any health insurance providers for any services received at our centres)