If you are 16 years old or over and live in Scotland you do not need to see your GP first to receive physiotherapy advice and/or assessment.
Self referral to musculoskeletal physiotherapy service
You can now contact a telephone triage service for standard musculoskeletal conditions, such as back pain, muscle or joint problems. Please note we no longer accept paper self referral forms for musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Please telephone NHS 24 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Triage Service (MATS) on 0800 917 9390. Your call will be received by fully trained call operators, supported by clinicians who can offer advice to help manage your condition.
If required, they will forward an electronic referral to NHS Borders musculoskeletal physiotherapy service who will allocate an appointment.
Waiting times do vary dependent on the level of demand for this service. Whilst we try to offer an appointment as close as possible to your nearest physiotherapy department you may be offered an appointment at another location. This will help you receive the earliest available appointment that is most appropriate for your condition and helps us greatly to manage waiting times for this service.
Please read the Information Leaflet for more detail or pick up a card from your GP reception or local physiotherapy department.
Self referral to neurology or obstetrics physiotherapy services
We continue to accept self referral forms to physiotherapy for neurological or obstetric related conditions. Please download the relevant referral form listed at the bottom of this page and hand in at your GP reception or nearest physiotherapy department. The physiotherapy department will be in touch when they have an appointment for you.
Children's physiotherapy services
Self referral is not yet available for children's physiotherapy services. Please contact your GP / Health Visitor for a referral. Further information on our service can be found via the following link.
Occupational Health Services (OHS) or Working Health Services (WHS)
If you work for a company in the Borders which has less than 250 employees or if you are self employed then you may be able to have rapid access to physiotherapy or counselling - Telephone 01896 825983 or pick up a leaflet.
NHS Borders employees can receive treatment via the Occupational Health Physiotherapy service - Telephone 01896 825982.
<P>You can now refer yourself directly for Physiotherapy Assessment at your local Health Centre.</P>
<P>This means that if you are 16 years old or over and live in Scotland you do not need to see your GP first, simply pick up a self-referral form at reception or download it below, fill it in and return to reception. The Physiotherapy department will be in touch when they have an appointment for you.</P>
<P>Please note, this does not mean you will necessarily be seen quicker, and you do not need to attend a GP appointment. Please read the <A href="./?a=11057">Information Leaflet </A>for more detail.</P>
<P>If you work for a company in the Borders which has less than 250 employees or if you are Self Employed then you may be able to have rapid access to Physiotherapy, Psychological Services and Occupational Therapy - Tel 01896 825983 or pick up a leaflet. </P>
<P>NHS Borders Employees can receive treatment via the Occupational Health Physiotherapy Service - Tel. 01896 825982 </P> <UL> <LI><A href="./?a=11057">Self Referral Leaflet</A></LI> <LI><A href="./?a=11058">Self Referral Form</A></LI> <LI><A href="./?a=17133" target=_blank>Self Referral Form to Neurology</A></LI> <LI><A href="./?a=17134" target=_blank>Self Referral Form to Obstetrics</A></LI></UL>
<P>Physiotherapy Clinics are located in:</P> <UL> <LI>Borders General Hospital 01896 826548</LI> <LI>Coldstream Health Centre 01890 882711</LI> <LI>Duns Health Centre 01361 883373</LI> <LI>Earlston Health Centre 01896 848333</LI> <LI>Eyemouth Health Centre 01890 752600</LI> <LI>Hawick Health Centre 01450 374750</LI> <LI>Innerleithen Health Centre 01896 830203</LI> <LI>Jedburgh Health Centre 01835 863361</LI> <LI>Kelso Hospital 01573 223441</LI> <LI>Newcastleton Health Centre 01387 375100</LI> <LI>Peebles Health Centre 01721 722080</LI> <LI>Selkirk Health Centre 01750 21674</LI> <LI>West Linton Health Centre 01968 660808</LI></UL>