You can book a direct appointment to Physio First yourself instead of making a GP appointment and waiting for a referral.
To book an appointment please ask one of our Reception Team or telephone us on 01244 351000.
Here at the Elms we have appointments available with a Physiotherapist on a Friday. However, our patients can also be offered an appointment at Garden Lane Medical Centre Physio who have sessions available. To book an appointment at any of the surgeries please call the Elms on 01244 351000. In the event that you need to rearrange a booked appointment and it is not at the Elms you can contact the other Medical Centres directly.
Garden Lane Medical Centre: 01244 346677
19 Garden Lane, Chester CH1 4EN
(5 minutes walking distance from the Fountains Health)
Physio First is also available via Extended Hours.
You can book an appointment up to 2 weeks in advance by ringing 0300 123 7743 Monday to Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Click HERE for more information.
‘Physio First’ is a joint initiative between CWP and the Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust. Rather than wait for a referral from a GP, this service has introduced physiotherapists into GP Practices to improve access to assessment for people with musculoskeletal symptoms affecting their joints, bones, muscles and soft tissues.
The physiotherapy practitioners can provide diagnosis, self-management advice, exercises as well as onward referrals and investigations such as x rays and blood tests. At your appointment the physiotherapist will assess your symptoms and discuss your treatment options. They can answer any questions and help you decide how best to manage your condition.
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