Self Referral

Most referrals to other specialists will require you seeing or speaking with a GP. However, there are a number of local services, listed below, that you are able to make self referrals to.

Lets Talk About it

Solent NHS Trust Sexual Health Service provides Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) services across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton.
0300 300 2016

Antenatal Care and Maternity Referral

If you are more than 6 weeks pregnant you can use this maternity referral form (on Badger Notes) to tell us about your pregnancy. Please have your NHS number available to complete this referral - if you don't know this, you can get it from your GP surgery. Please provide as much information as possible, as this will help us to provide you with the most appropriate care.

Drug and alcohol advice

If you are worried about your, or someone else's, use of drugs and/or alcohol, help is at hand.


The easiest and quickest way to access Physiotherapy in Southampton, Portsmouth and the Eastleigh Southern Parish area is to self-refer.

Prostate Cancer Self-Referral

A new self referral service has been created by Southampton General hospital for men who think they might have symptoms of prostate cancer, or are at higher risk of developing it (for example a family member is affected). Men who would like to be assessed do not need to see their GP first and can contact the hospital themselves. Self-refer by email.

Access Mental Health – supporting you in a crisis

If you are struggling to cope or feel yourself nearing a breakdown, Access Mental Health is here to provide help. Designed in partnership with local people, it offers a range of services which provide support at times and places when people need it the most.

Steps to Wellbeing

Taking the first step can often be the most difficult part, but Steps2Wellbeing is here to support you. We can guide you through the referral process, we’ll listen to what you have to say and determine the best type of treatment for you.

Private counselling

If you require or wish to consider private counselling, then you can contact BACP ( The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy ) which is the professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK.

Self-help therapies

Self-help therapies are psychological therapies that you can do in your own time to help with problems like stress, anxiety and depression.

Under 25? Looking for counselling and support

Support for children and young people up to the age of 25 is also available from No Limits. No Limits provide a wide range of services including information, advice, counselling and support. This help can be accessed by contacting the service directly, as well as via referrals from families, friends and professionals.
02380 224 224

Older People – Mental Health problems

Older people experiencing mental health problems can access a range of services and support offered by Southern Health and accessed via your GP. In addition, the Admiral Nurse Service offers support to the carers of people with dementia. People can self-refer or can be referred by a health or care professional, phone.
0300 1234 026

Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. We believe that no young person should have to struggle alone with thoughts of suicide.
0800 068 4141


Self-referral web-based support for sleep problems.

NHS stop smoking services help you quit – Quit smoking

Local stop smoking services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good.
0300 123 1044

NUPAS (national unplanned pregnancy advisory service)

We offer abortion treatments and free pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infection screening and a fully comprehensive contraceptive service.
0333 004 6666

Marie Stopes UK

You don’t need a GP referral to access NHS funded abortion care. We've been helping people with their reproductive health options for over 40 years. We provide NHS-funded and self-funded abortion and vasectomy care through our network of local clinics all over England. You can give us a call whenever you need us. Our advice line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
0345 300 8090

Find a psychological therapies service in England

You can refer yourself directly to a psychological therapies service (IAPT) without seeing your GP. These services offer therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), for common problems including: stress, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and phobias

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) identifies those at diabetes high risk and refers them onto a behaviour change programme.