PHYSIOTHERAPY SELF REFERRAL
(For Chichester and Bognor areas)
Physiotherapy (Coastal Musculoskeletal Outpatient)
Who They Are
They provide Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Services to Patients across the Coastal West Sussex Area.
How To Access
They accept referrals from GPs, Consultants, Allied Health Care professionals and via Self-Referral.
What is Self-Referral?
Self-Referral gives you Direct access to your local Physiotherapy service if you are suffering with a back, neck, joint or general muscular problem. This means you can refer yourself for physiotherapy without the need to see your GP first.
Unfortunately some people will still need to access Physiotherapy via there GP to ensure we have all the information we need to safely carry out treatment.
Self-referral is NOT appropriate for the following patients:
- Under 16 years of age
- Those with complex medical histories or Multiple Joint problems
- Pregnant women
- Those with a poor grasp of the English language
- Those who have learning difficulties
- Those who have hearing difficulties (Unless completing written self-referral)
- Those who are housebound
We would ask that if any of the above applies in your situation that you ask your GP to refer you instead.
However if the above does not apply you can simply refer yourself for physiotherapy using the self-referral form.
Physio Self-referral Form.
Coastal Physiotherapy Central BookingOffice
Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital
Bognor Regis PO22 9PP
Tel: 01243 623548 for the appointment line from 9am to 4:30pm.
All other enquiries, please call 01243 623541.
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We run clinics at the following locations across our catchment area:
St Richards Hospital - Tel: 01243 623548
Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital - Tel: 01243 623548
Midhurst Cottage Hospital - Tel: 01243 623548
Arundel and District Hospital - Tel: 01243 623548
Pulborough Medical Group - Tel: 01798 872815
The Witterings Health Centre - Tel: 01243 623548
Selsey Medical Centre - Tel: 01243 623548
Steyning Health Centre - Tel: 01243 623548 (Appointments) or Tel: 01903 843436 (Physio Answer phone)
Henfield Medical Centre - Tel: 01243 623548 (Appointments) or Tel: 01273 492255 (Physio Answer phone)
Access to their website
( For Littlehampton, Worthing, Southlands area )
The physiotherapy service accepts self-referrals for a range of musculoskeletal problems.
PLEASE NOTE: The physiotherapy department can no longer accept self-referrals by phone – all patients must complete the form below and submit it by email, post or by hand, or you can ask your GP to make a referral for you.
If you are aged over 18, you can refer yourself to our physiotherapy service with musculoskeletal problems such as
- muscle and joint pain,
- sports injuries,
- back or neck pain, or
- sprains and strains.
If you prefer, you can still see your GP and be referred to us in the usual way.
If you are under 18, please speak to your GP and they can refer you to if appropriate.
How to refer yourself to physio
To refer yourself you can download and complete the self-referral form and email it to one of the following addresses:
Please be aware that email communications with Western Sussex Hospitals are not secure if you are contacting us from outside the Trust’s secure IT environment or from a non-NHS address. The Trust cannot be held responsible for the security of these communications outside the Trust network. Please contact us via another method if you have concerns.
Alternatively, you can post it or deliver it by hand to one of the addresses listed on the form.
You can find out more about this service on the community trust’s website.
What happens once you have contacted Physio
Once we have your details, we will contact you by telephone and discuss your problem with you. At busy times, this may take up to 10 working days.
At the end of the telephone consultation, we will decide what type of treatment is best for you. This might be:
- Advice on how to manage your problem
- Advice and a home exercise programme sent to you by post or email
- Advice to see your GP if we think the problem is not suitable for physiotherapy
- Or you may be given an appointment for face-to-face treatment in the physiotherapy department that is most convenient for you.
We hope this service will help people access physiotherapy in a more convenient way, so they can get their treatment started at the right time, and get better more quickly.
Download Self-referral form for Worthing, Littlehampton,Shoutlands area.