Health Referrals

Horizon Leisure Centre’s Health Referral

Welcome to our Health Referral Scheme. At Horizon Leisure we’re here to support you in increasing your physical activity levels and improving your overall health. Join us for our 12-week structured course of physical activity, designed to help you move a little more every day in a fun and supportive environment.

The scheme is run by health experts at our Havant and Waterlooville centres in partnership with Havant Borough Council, The NHS and Macmillan Cancer Support.

How to join

If you want to join this programme, make an appointment with your health care professional or GP, who can refer you to the exercise scheme.  You can download the form the healthcare professional will need here and take it to your appointment.

The health referral can help you:

  • Lose those extra pounds
  • Build strong bones
  • Reduce high blood pressure
  • Help improve cholesterol levels
  • Balance your blood sugar levels and keep them in check
  • Expand your lung capacity, helping you to breathe easier
  • Discover a happier you
  • Kick stress and anxiety to the curb
  • Increase energy levels
  • Improve your mobility, flexibility and overall movement.

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:

Here's the lowdown on what you can expect:

With our Health Referral Scheme, you’ll have a dedicated exercise referral instructor by your side, guiding and supporting you throughout your journey. They’ll create a personalised activity plan tailored to your health status, preferences and lifestyle, while also providing access to discounted facilities. You can count on regular check-ins with your instructor to review and adjust your plans as needed too.

On completion of the 12 week programme, there is the opportunity for continued discounted membership at Horizon Leisure.

Health Referral Scheme Prices

There are three payment options for you to choose from:

£65 + £10

welcome assessment fee.

Includes an activity plan and unlimited use of Havant and Waterlooville gyms, pools and classes for 12 weeks (three-month membership).

Direct Debit £20 Per Month

No admin fee included

Pay As You Go £3.70 per visit, for gym and swimming, plus £10 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.

Patient Selection Criteria
  • 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
Medical Conditions
  • 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
Absolute Contra-Indications
  • Unstable angina/heart conditions
  • Resting systolic blood pressure ≥180mmHg or resting diastolic blood pressure ≥ 100mmHg
  • A 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
How To Refer a Patient
  • 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 the patient to sign the referral form
  • Give the patient a copy of the referral form and an information leaflet.
  • Send a 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.

What Can I Expect From The Health Referral Scheme?

  • A designed 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

Enquiry Form

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