Find out how to refer yourself or your child to a physiotherapist.

Before referring yourself, please remember that a lot of aches and pains can be improved by following simple advice. Read more about 'How I can help myself.'

Self referral

You can refer yourself, without seeing a GP, to our adult physiotherapy service by completing an online form:

Self-referral for community hospitals

You can also self-refer to the Adult Physiotherapy service provided by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust at the following sites by using the links below:

Physio call back

We can arrange for a physiotherapist to call you back to assess your needs. You can then agree the best option for you. This may be advice only or may also include:

  • Exercises which will be sent to you in the post or via email
  • An appointment for further assessment/treatment as appropriate.

All patients who need to be seen are given appointments based on clinical need and in line with the current waiting times.

  • Gloucestershire Royal Hospital: (07:30–17:30): 0300 422 8527
  • Cheltenham General Hospital (08:00–17:00): 0300 422 3040

Children's physiotherapy

To refer a child (aged 0–16 years or 16–19 years if in full time education) for Physiotherapy, please call:

Children's Physiotherapy Direct on 0300 421 6980
Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) 9am to 12pm