Community Services

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

Exercise Maintenance

Supporting self management through Phase III Rehabilitation Exercise Program held in the community setting.

The Exercise Maintenance service is run by an Exercise Physiologist in Fitness Centres. A ten week exercise program is offered to suitable clients on completion of the Chronic Heart Failure Rehabilitation or Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs. Clients undergo a personalised and monitored regime of exercise in a group setting. Clients are encouraged to continue utilising community exercise resources and a home exercise regime on completion of the program.

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

A referral will be required from your doctor, specialist or hospital. This should be forwarded directly to the designated Community Health Service 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

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs are located at 4 sites. For more information, contact the site closest to you.

Clayton

Tel: 9594 7630

Springvale

Tel: 8558 9158

Cranbourne

Tel: 5990 6114

Pakenham

Tel: 5941 0500

Cost

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

Contact Details

Clayton

1 Tarella Road
Clayton
Tel: 9594 7630
Fax: 9594 7631
Email: claytoncrc@monashhealth.org

Springvale

55 Buckingham Avenue
Springvale
Tel: 8558 9158
Fax: 8558 9011
Email: springvalecrc@monashhealth.org

Cranbourne

140–154 Sladen Street Cranbourne
Tel: 5990 6114
Fax: 5990 6277
Email: cranbournecrc@monashhealth.org

Pakenham

Henty Way
Pakenham
Tel: 5941 0500
Fax: 5941 0542
Email: pakenhamcrc@monashhealth.org

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