Request a Referral
During your program, tell your cardiac rehab team if you would like to talk to a dietitian, social worker, or psychologist. They can help arrange a referral for you.
Meet with a registered dietitian
Dietitians explain nutrition in terms you can understand and support healthy living for their patients.1 Dietitians look beyond fads and gimmicks to deliver reliable, life-changing advice just for you. They will help you reach your goals by talking about your needs and helping you solve problems that get in your way.
Meet with a social worker
Social workers help patients, families, and caregivers cope with the emotional, financial, and practical impact of a condition, such as cardiovascular disease.2 They provide support and counselling and can help you access community services.
Meet with a psychologist
Psychologists are trained to assess, treat, and prevent behavioural and mental conditions.3 Our staff psychologist helps patients learn tools to overcome challenges with mood, anxiety, stress, pain, sleep, and trauma that are affecting their recovery from a heart condition or event.
1. Dietitians of Canada (opens in a new window)
2. About Social Work at UHN (opens in a new window)
3. About Psychology at UHN (opens in a new window)