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All Ages

To receive a Prescription To Get Active, talk to your family doctor or PCN health care team member. They will assess your health needs.

In addition to utilizing partner recreation facilities like the YMCA, the Prescription To Get Active program encourages participants to engage in activity such as using community trails for walking, running and biking, public tennis courts, boating clubs, outdoor fitness parks, local ski hills, cross country skiing trails, mall walking and at-home programs as ways to get active.

With each “Prescription To Get Active”, PCN 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. It might be a tour, some free access passes or a free month of access to their facility.

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.

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