Health Referrals

Horizon Leisure Centre’s Health Referral Scheme helps people who would benefit from increasing their physical activity levels.

Horizon Leisure Centres 12 week health referral scheme at Havant and Waterlooville is a structured course of physical activity.

The scheme is being run in partnership with Havant Borough Council, The NHS and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Learn more about our Health Referral Scheme below.

About Our Health Referral Scheme

Our Health Referral Scheme is a 12 week structured supportive route into physical activity, offered at both our Havant and Waterlooville centres.

Participants are referred to the Health Referral Scheme by a healthcare professional or GP.

The scheme is in partnership with Havant Borough Council, the NHS and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Participants are referred to the exercise referral scheme through a health professional or GP where physical activity can help to:

  • Decrease body fat and body weight
  • Increase bone density
  • Help lower blood pressure
  • Help improve cholesterol levels
  • Help stabilize blood sugar levels
  • Improve lung function
  • Improve mood
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Increase energy levels
  • Improve mobility

What can I expect from the Health Referral Scheme?

  • A designated exercise referral instructor to support and advise you.
  • A personal activity plan based upon your medical condition, health status, what you enjoy doing, what would you like to try and your lifestyle.
  • A subsidised route into using your local leisure centre, including classes, swimming and gym facilities
  • Regular contact with your exercise instructor to review activity plans.
  • An opportunity for continued membership at Horizon Leisure Centres on completion of the 12 weeks.

What are the benefits of the Health Referral Scheme?

  • Educate your patients about the benefits of physical activity and exercise for health.
  • Demonstrate and encourage effective and safe physical activity and exercise.
  • Begin to favourably modify your patients behaviour to include more physical activity and exercise into their lifestyles.
  • Change your patients awareness regarding what ‘counts’ as physical activity.
  • Promote opportunities for continued physical activity and exercise participation on completion of the 12 week support.

Health Referral Scheme Prices

There are 3 payment options for you to choose from:

  • £60.00 + £10.00 welcome assessment fee. Includes an activity plan and unlimited use of both Havant and Waterlooville gyms, pools and classes for 12 weeks (3 month membership).
  • Direct Debit: £20.00 per month. No admin fee included.
  • Pay As You Go: £3.50 per visit for gym and swim, plus £10.00 welcome assessment fee.

How do I Sign Up?

  • You will need to be referred by your healthcare professional or GP. You can download the referral form from the downloads section and request to be referred.

  • Aged 16 years or over
  • No absolute contra-indications to exercise
  • Any of the medical conditions listed below in Medical Conditions, or any other condition that would benefit from the scheme
  • Weight Loss ≥ 25 plus at least one other risk factor

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • Family History
  • Stress
  • Asthma (not exercise induced) plus at least one other risk factor; Mental Health (mild and controlled conditions) including stress, anxiety, depression, post-natal depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

  • Arthritis including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Joint injury rehab (neck, spine, shoulder, hips, knee, ankle) following suitable advice and exercises from a physiotherapist or similar therapist
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)
  • Post Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cancer
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Unstable angina / heart conditions
  • Resting systolic blood pressure ≥180mmHg or resting diastolic blood pressure ≥ 100mmHg
  • Significant drop in blood pressure during exercise
  • Uncontrolled tachycardia > 100bpm
  • Severe or poorly controlled asthma/COPD
  • Conditions that may be aggravated by exercise (muscle, bone or joint conditions)
  • Uncontrolled conditions including diabetes, asthma, epilepsy
  • Ventricular / aortic aneurysm
  • Uncontrolled arrhythmia
  • Febrile illness
  • Explain the Horizon Leisure Centres Health Referral Scheme to the patient
  • Decide which centre the patient would like to attend
  • Complete and sign a referral form
  • Ask patient to sign the referral form
  • Give the patient their copy of the referral form and an information leaflet
  • Send copy of the referral form, marked ‘Confidential’, to the Horizon Leisure Centres Health and Wellbeing Manager
  • The centre will then contact the patient to arrange their first appointment.
  • By referring a patient to the Horizon Leisure Centres Health Referral Scheme you agree to abide by the terms and conditions within the Quality Guidelines Manual 2014.

Contact Us

To find out more about Horizon Leisure Centres health referral scheme please send an email to:

Information for Patients

Patient Referral Form

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