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.

Due to COVID-19, the opening hours and access to these services may differ from what is noted here. Please contact the individual services for more information on the current hours and access.

Vasectomy

Patients requiring vasectomy can self-refer to Sandyford vasectomy service. All patients will receive a perioperative counselling appointment, providing them with a dedicated time to discuss all aspects of the procedure. When the patient is ready, they can be treated under local anaesthetic at the Sandyford Central Building on Sauchiehall Street. If the patient needs a general anaesthetic or treatment on an acute site, the Sandyford team will refer them directly onto Acute Urology service.
0141 211 8654

Self Help Resources for Stress Anxiety and Depression

We have a provided a list of services that can help you with Stress, Anxiety and Depression. Some of these services are available in Glasgow.

Quit your Way – Smokefree Service

Find out about the stop smoking services and support in your area, what they offer and how to get in touch with them – with our help and support you can successfully give up smoking and become smokefree.
0800 916 8858

MSK Physiotherapy

Welcome to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Musculoskeletal out-patient physiotherapy service. The Musculoskeletal physiotherapy service (or MSK for short) is based in health centres and out-patient departments across Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
To cancel or change your appointment: 0141 347 8909

Mental Health Services – Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Here you will find mental health advice, and information, on mental health conditions - about how you can support yourself or the people you care for, the services available for you and the range of interventions you may participate in.

LLTTF – Living Life to the Full

Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resilience. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more. Our courses are free for individuals using them in their own lives.

Hearing Aid

Self referral is a direct route to Audiology for hearing assessment and provision of National Health Service hearing aids if required. Using self referral means that you do not have to see any other health care provider including your GP or Practice Nurse first.

Podiatry

Podiatry clinics are provided across four geographic areas of Greater Glasgow and Clyde, these include the North West, the North East, the South and Inverclyde & Renfrewshire. Please note that Podiatry does not provide personal footcare.
0141 347 8909

Sandyford – Sexual Health

Sandyford provides an integrated sexual and reproductive health service across the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area; Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire. It is delivered in a confidential, friendly, non- judgmental manner from a range of highly professional staff that include doctors, nurses, counsellors, reception, and administration staff to name a few.
0141 211 8130

Maternity Booking Line

We have a telephone number for you to make an appointment with a midwife as soon as you know you are pregnant.This is part of a national drive to promote the best start for pregnant women and their babies. We urge all mums-to-be, even those with children already, to book into your local maternity services by week 12 of your pregnancy.
0141 347 8422

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Helpline

The helpline is operated by the Musculoskeletal Advice and Triage Service (MATS) and is provided by fully trained call operators, nurses and physiotherapists. This service can help by: finding out if you need to see a doctor, providing key information and advice to help with your problem, referring you to a physiotherapist or podiatrist if you need it.

Breathing Space – Feeling Low, Anxious or Stressed?

Breathing Space was launched in 2002 to address serious concerns about the mental wellbeing of people in Scotland. The service became a national phone line in 2004. Breathing Space complements the work of other phone lines and agencies which are endeavouring to reduce suicide rates in Scotland.
0800 83 85 87

Penumbra – Mental Health

We work to improve mental health and wellbeing across Scotland and offer services and support throughout the country, administered by Area Offices. We believe and statistics show that people can and do recover from significant mental health problems. Penumbra supports people to live fulfilling and contributing lives. By following our person centred model of HOPE. For us hope is a vital part of recovery and supporting people to have and hold hope for the future is a key part of our work.

Scotland’s Financial Health Service

Working together with various stakeholders from the financial advice and support sector, the Scottish Government has developed this website to provide a one stop shop for those who have money problems or are seeking general help with their financial worries. We are an impartial website and do not provide advice directly but our aim is to signpost those in need to the most appropriate area of support, ranging from debt solutions, borrowing, managing your money or general welfare concerns.

Care equipment and adapting your home

If you’re elderly, disabled or have a long term health condition and want help to live safely and independently in your home, using equipment, technology or making adaptations to your home may be a good option for you. This could include: getting equipment, like shower rails, adapting your home by installing a ramp or widening the doors, using everyday technology like computers or tablets to keep in touch with friends and family, or do your shopping online. Care Information Scotland can advise
0800 011 3200

Arranging or changing your DRS (Diabetic retinopathy screening) appointment

Most health boards have a diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) service that can arrange appointments and answer any questions or problems you might have. When you receive your DRS invitation letter you might need to contact your local service to arrange a time to have the test. You can also ask for a new appointment if you fail to, or can no longer, attend your appointment.

Book your Midwife appointment online

Your first main appointment is your booking appointment (booking visit) with your midwife normally between 8 and 12 weeks of pregnancy. If you've just found out that you're pregnant, get the best start for you and your baby by making an appointment with a midwife Most Health Boards in Scotland allow patients to book directly without seeing your Doctor, if your Health Board area is not shown, then contact the Practice for further advice.

Request transport to your Healthcare Appointment

Patient Transport Service provides ambulances to patients who need support to reach their healthcare appointment, or for their admission to and discharge from hospital, due to their medical/clinical needs.
0300 123 1236

My Diabetes My Way

The NHS Scotland interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends. You'll find leaflets, videos, educational tools and games containing information about diabetes. You can now also use this website to view your own up-to-date diabetes clinic results, to help you manage your condition more effectively.