For more information and to see which faciliaties are participating, please
go to www.prescriptiontogetactive.com
What is the Prescription To Get Active program?
This is an exciting program developed by family doctors. Its purpose is to
help encourage people who are not getting enough exercise to become more active.
Family doctors and other health care providers first identify
patients who could benefit from more exercise. Then they fill out a special
prescription that provides details on how their patients can act on that
How do I get a Prescription to Get Active?
To receive a "Prescription To Get Active", talk to your family doctor
or primary care health care team member. They will assess your health
needs. With each “Prescription To Get Active”, family physicians and thier
health professionals are able to prescribe the amount of activity you
need to help improve your health and prevent disease. The participating
facilities are supporting you by providing certain services when you
bring a prescription to them. Go to www.prescriptiontogetactive.com for a list of participating facilities.
There is no time limit for when you choose to use your prescription.
However, when you do use it for the first time, the facility will keep
the prescription in exchange for the services they provide. The
prescription cannot be used more than once, one prescription per person.