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Passport to Health/Health Wise

Passport to Health/Health Wise 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/Health Wise  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, weight loss support groups.

To find out more about the programme and what we can offer, please ring our Wellbeing Service. 0300 2470203.

How do I access this service?

You can be referred to this service by your GP or other health care professional, or you can self refer.

If you do want to self refer, you can do so by calling or emailing the Wellbeing service. Please note that to take part in the scheme, we will need to contact your GP.

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?

There will be a small charge for some activity sessions depending on your choice of activity.

In what areas is this service available?

The service is available across Bath and North East Somerset.

Download the passport to health referal form here

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