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Passport to Health & Healthwise

Passport to Health/Healthwise is the local exercise referral service for people who are inactive and have (or are at risk of developing) other long term medical conditions.


Who is this service for?

The service is for adults aged 16 years and over who are registered with a GP in Bath and North East Somerset.

The programme supports individuals with low activity levels and other long term medical conditions, such as obesity or being overweight, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes or depression.

More about us

All of our physical activity programmes include pre and post-exercise assessments to ensure each individual receives a tailor-made, safe and appropriate activity programme. All assessments are free and are provided by trained and qualified exercise referral specialists.

Your Passport to Health/Healthwise programme can offer a range of physical activity options including 12 weeks of subsidised access to your local leisure centre for gym, swimming and/or fitness classes.


Passport to Health– for Dragonfly leisure centres at Writhlington or Midsomer Norton.

Healthwise– for Better leisure centres at Bath or Keynsham.

To find out more about the programme and what we can offer, please call the Community Wellbeing Hub  tel: 0300 247 0050 or speak to your GP (a health professional must refer you to this programme, see below).

How do I access this service?

You must be referred to this service by your GP or other health care professional. Please call or see your GP to discuss whether you are eligible to be referred.

Once you have been referred, the exercise referral coordinator will contact you to give you more information about the programme and to complete an initial assessment.

What does this service cost?

Please note this scheme gives you access to subsided leisure centre membership, please discuss with the leisure centre provider once you are contacted for your referral.

In what areas is this service available?

The service is available across Bath and North East Somerset.