What is Self-referral?
You can access some free NHS health services without needing an appointment with your GP. This is called self-referral and could help you find the care you need quicker and more easily than going through your surgery.
You can register for most of them online. In some cases you refer yourself by phoning rather than emailing or by completing an online form.
Family Planning and Sexual Health
- Sexual Health – Get information about sexual health services in South West London
- Getting It On – Information and services for 13-19-year-olds on sexual and mental health issues, drugs and alcohol and relationship problems
When pregnant you can refer yourself direct to the hospital of your choice:
- Continence Service – Offers care to adults over the age of 16 with continence issues. Please only self refer if previously known to the team.
One You Merton
- One You Merton – Friendly local support to help you eat well, move more, stop smoking or drink less.
Children and Young People
- Jigsaw4U – Helping children and young people put the pieces back together
- Alive ‘N’ Kicking – Offering advice on weight management for children and young people.
- Health Matters Digital Hub – Get advice and support online for parents of children and young people or if you are a young person yourself (including health promotion, growth and development monitoring, breast-feeding support and health with behavioural issues).
- Health Visiting – Promoting health for 0-4 year olds – online tool for parents to ask health visitors a question.
- School Nursing – Promoting health to school age children – online tool to ask a school nurse a question.
- Talk off the record – A free, confidential support service for young people aged 11-18, offering online and face-to-face counselling, drop-in sessions and online workshops. Young people aged 14-18 can self-refer via phone (020 8680 8899), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or drop in (Thursdays 3.30-5.30 at Wandle Valley Resource Centre, Church Road, Mitcham, CR4 3FA). Those aged 11-13 will need a referral by a professional.
- YoungMinds – UK charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
- Young Merton – Signposts young people to help and wellbeing services.
- Getting It On – Information and services for 13-19-year-olds on sexual and mental health issues, drugs and alcohol and relationship problems.
Drug and Alcohol Services