Physiotherapy self referral
What is self referral?
Self referral is a direct route to physiotherapy. It allows patients to access physiotherapy treatment without seeing any other health care provider first.
Can I self refer?
This referral option is not available to under 16s or for neurological, paediatric, respiratory, gynaecological problems, or if you are still under the care of a consultant for this problem. Replacement splints, aids and supports cannot be supplied.
How will I benefit?
Patient satisfaction surveys have shown that patients benefit from self referral in the following ways:
- It is a direct route to advice and intervention when it is most needed
- Early intervention can speed up healing and recovery
- It supports the individual in developing skills in self care and self management.
- It gives people a simplified route in and out of services
- It promotes health focused behaviour
Instructions on how to self refer - please read this before completing the self referral form below
'We are open as normal over the Christmas period but will have reduced staffing levels for the holiday period between Christmas and New Year so please be patient when ringing for appointments'
Two easy steps to making an appointment
Complete the form below by filling in the details requested.
You can be seen at the following Physiotherapy Department:
- Community Health Centre in Douglas
- Ramsey Cottage Hospital in Ramsey
- Thie Rosien in Port Erin
You must phone for an appointment - we're unable to call you
Allow 3 working days to pass before telephoning our central booking number +44 1624 642119.
This booking line is open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am and 10am excluding public holidays.
You will be offered the next available appointment and we will endeavour to provide an appointment on your first call, depending on our availability. Our services will always be affected by fluctuating demand and you may be asked to call again the following day.
Call us - it's your responsibility to make an appointment. If you do not call us within 4 weeks of self-referring then your referral will be invalid.
Where are self referral forms available?
The Self referral form is also widely available as follows at:
- Physiotherapy departments CHC, RDCH, SPU and Noble's
- Noble's Hospital Reception
- GP Practices
- High Street Pharmacies
Self referral cancellations
If you have self referred and wish to cancel your physiotherapy appointment please call our General Enquiries Line on +44 1624 642158 giving as much notice as possible. This number should be used to cancel appointments at Community Health Centre, Ramsey Cottage Hospital and Southern Physiotherapy Unit.
To rebook your appointment:
If you are a new patient cancelling your initial appointment you will be advised to call the New Patient Line on +44 1624 642119 between the hours of 8am and 10am Monday to Friday to rebook your appointment.
If you are an existing patient cancelling a follow up appointment you will be advised to call the Follow Up Line on +44 1624 642120 between the hours of 10am and 12noon Monday to Friday to rebook your appointment.
DNA (Did Not Attend)
If you do not attend the appointment you have booked by self referral you must contact us within 24 hours following the missed appointment to avoid being discharged.