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Self referral

What is self-referral?

Physiotherapy self-referral is a system which allows you to book and appointment without needing to see your GP first.

You will however, need a GP referral for the following:

  • Under 16
  • Obstetrics/Gynaecological
  • Neurological

Available locations

  • Community health centre, Douglas
  • Ramsey Cottage hospital
  • Thie Rosien, Port Erin

How to self-refer?

From 1 April 2019 the self-referral booking system has changed. Please submit your form either online by clicking on the start button below or by submitting a paper form by post/in person at Community Health Centre, Westmoreland Road, Douglas, IM1 4QA.

We will contact you when there is an appointment available for you at the location you have requested. We will contact you initially by telephone (which will show on mobile phone screens as 'no caller ID') and then by letter should we have failed to make contact by phone, asking you to telephone us to book an appointment. If we do not hear from you within 4 weeks following this letter we will discharge you. We do not leave answerphone messages due to confidentiality. Any waiting lists will be kept as equal as is possible across all locations.

Paper forms are available from the Physiotherapy department,  GP practices and most Pharmacies

The current wait time for Physiotherapy is as follows:

Community Health Centre – 8 weeks
Southern Physiotherapy Unit - 13 weeks
Ramsey Cottage Hospital - 7 weeks

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