The path of admission for the treatments
To benefit from the hydrotherapies with the National Health Service, you must contact your primary care physician, who will issue the prescription on a special NHS form. The prescription is valid for the whole year in which it is issued. Every year, the NHS grants one cycle of hydrotherapy per patient (*). If arrange the treatment at your own expense, you won't need any prescription; in any case, it is advisable to consult your doctor beforehand. Before the start of treatment, a visit by a doctor at the thermal baths is mandatory, as this will help establish the best course of treatment. The cycle usually lasts 12 days, with daily sessions; it is advisable to avoid interruptions, unless otherwise indicated.
(*) with exclusion of the Protected Categories-ex art.57 paragraph 3 l.n.833 / 78 and art.13 c.6 D.L. n.463 / 83, as amended by the law of conversion L.n.638 / 83 that can benefit, during the year, of a further cycle of specific care. Included in this category are those who are: disabled due to war and service, blind, deaf-mute, legally disabled and industrially disabled.