Mercy Health Partners (General-Mercy Muskegon)
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Services

Classes & Programs

Scheduling Appointments and Registering for Programs/Classes

The following are current listings of our programs, classes, and services at the Mercy Heart Center.
Please call the center to verify dates and times at 231-672-3648, as each service and price listed is subject to change at any time. We will be happy to assist you in signing up for a class or scheduling an appointment. Qualifications must be met for some programs offered.

Class / Program

Description of Program

Dates and Times

Cost

Heart Healthy Diets

Education on low fat, low cholesterol and low sodium diets. To discuss dietary changes recommended by your doctor. Presented by a registered dietitian.

Mondays:
9 a.m., 1 p.m.
Wednesdays:
10 a.m. 
Classes last 1 hour.

One class free of charge for current Phase II Cardiac and Pulmonary patients.

Bariatric Surgical

For patients who have had gastric bypass.

Call for details. Patients can begin before or after.

Call for cost.

Diabetic Education Class

Education on diabetes management, medications, diet and exercise. Presented by a Certified Diabetic Educator.

Tuesdays: 9 to 11 a.m.
Wednesdays: 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Check with Insurance Company
Mercy Health colleagues eligible for discount.

Pulmonary Education

Classes tailored to the needs of those with lung disease. Various topics covered during Pulmonary Rehab class.

In class sessions (during Pulmonary Rehab class).

None

Cardiac Education

Offered during hospitalization and during Cardiac Rehab Classes on an individual basis. Risk factor modification discussed in order to maximize cardiac health.

Will vary on individual basis at time of hospitalization.

Included for Cardiac Rehab Patients.

Lipid Profiles and Glucose Screenings

A blood draw to obtain Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides and Glucose values. Open to community. Results sent to your home in about 1 week.
12 hour fast required prior to testing.

Second Tuesday of every month.
Walk-ins from
7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

$15 for a Lipid Profile.
$6 for a Glucose Test.

Cardiac Rehabilitation, Phase II

Begins in the weeks after your heart illness. It is a monitored exercise program to help strengthen your heart and body, and quicken your recovery. Patients work with a therapist who counsels them on risk factor and lifestyle changes to improve your heart health.

Initial assessment made by appointment. Referral is necessary from your physician, cardiologist, or surgeon.


1 hour rehab classes held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays:
7, 8, 10 and 11 a.m.;
1:30, 2:30 and 3:45 p.m.

Covered by most insurance companies. Amount of coverage will differ. Call your insurance company to inquire about your benefits before beginning.

Cardiac Rehabilitation, Phase III

A medically supervised exercise program in which individuals learn to self-manage their overall cardiovascular health. 
Designed for people with known heart disease, known risk factors from heart disease, or for those simply wishing to improve their fitness.

Initial assessment made by appointment.  Referral necessary from your doctor.  1 hour rehab classes at
7, 8, 9,10 and 11 a.m.  
2, 4 and 5:15 p.m.*

*No 5:15 p.m. classes on Fridays

$5.50 for each 1 hour class. 

Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Phase II

Begins in the weeks after your pulmonary illness. Consists of a monitored exercise program, respiratory care instruction, smoking cessation, nutritional counseling, psychosocial support, oxygen therapy and education.

Initial assessment by appointment and scheduled by your physician.
1 hour Pulmonary Rehab classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. and 1, 3 and 4 p.m.

Coverage by most insurance companies.  Amount of coverage will differ. 
Call your insurance to verify.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Phase III

A medically monitored exercise and risk factor modification program similar to Pulmonary Phase II, but geared toward those with existing disease processes. 
No new diagnosis.

An initial assessment must be scheduled if you have not attended Phase II Pulmonary Rehab.
1 hour classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. and 1, 3 and 4 p.m.

$5.50 per 1-hour session. 

Heart Failure Clinic

A clinic offered to those with Congestive Heart Failure and prescribed by your physician.  Health care team works with the patient to manage symptoms through managing medications, risk factor modification, and providing education and support.

Appointments as needed per practitioner. Need physician referral. Call for details.

Generally covered by  insurance.