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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.

Lanarkshire Sexual Health

Contraceptive Pill/IUCD/Implants/Injections. Sexual Health and Wellbeing Advice. Sexually transmitted infection. Free confidential advice.
0300 303 0251


Physiotherapists assess and treat people who have any injury, disease or problem that relates to muscles, bones, joints and peripheral nerves. They may also provide advice to help you manage your condition, or refer you to other services as appropriate. The MSK physiotherapy service is based in a variety of health centres and hospital outpatient departments across all of Lanarkshire.

Foot Health – Podiatry

Our podiatry service treats patients with ongoing foot problems, as well as promoting self-care. Services are available both in the community and at our three hospital sites.The Podiatry Hub is open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.
Call the hub on 01698 753753

Eye conditions

The Lanarkshire Eye-health Network Scheme (LENS) Whatever your eye problem your first port of call should be an optometrist. An optometrist is the best person to assess urgent eye problems, check for eye disorders and treat eye conditions. They have the professional training and necessary equipment to assess most eye problems.

Community Addiction Reconvert Service (CareS)

The Community Addiction Recovery Service (CAReS) is a community-based integrated alcohol and drug treatment service, designed to support adults (16 +) with their recovery from alcohol or drug dependency problems.

Lanarkshire Mind Matters

Our aim is to improve Lanarkshire’s psychological wellbeing, and to make a positive difference to people’s lives.

LAMH – Supporting your Health and Wellbeing

LAMH has over 38 years’ experience in guiding and supporting people through their mental health journey. We are committed to improving our communities mental health, striving to create and support a community where everyone is included, and their mental health experience valued. You need access to quality services to begin your recovery. Our services provide the support and access to the tools you need.
0330 3000 133

Lanarkshire Carers

Lanarkshire Carers works with and for carers to develop and deliver services that make a positive difference to their lives. We place carers at the heart of our organisation to ensure the services we offer are effective and accessible, regardless of personal circumstances or caring situation.

Audiology Services

Our audiology team provides a range of services in relation to hearing health including assessment, diagnosis and hearing aid fittings. All audiology appointments must be pre-arranged.
For advice or to make an appointment 01698 687772

Weight Management Service

Being physically active and eating a healthy balanced diet are important for not only our physical health, but also our emotional and mental health. Lanarkshire’s Weight Management Service offers expert and practical advice to anyone who requires support to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Integrated Community Support Service – Help you stay at Home

There are 4 Integrated Community Support Teams (ICSTs) in South Lanarkshire who provide adults with health & social care needs support, advice and rehabilitation within the home environment. Each team is made up of community nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and support workers. The aim of the service is to support you to stay in your own home and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.  We offer support, treatment and rehabilitation to help you to improve your health and support.

Continence Service

Continence Nurses will also be available to provide advice and receive self referrals. The nurses can be contacted on 01698 687720 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).
01698 687720

NHS Lanarkshire – Maternity Services

Being pregnant and giving birth is a unique experience. These pages have been developed to give you some information which you may find helpful during your pregnancy and baby’s birth. For urgent enquiries contact Early Pregnancy Assessment Service on 01698 366217 or Maternity Triage on 01698 366210.
01555 667155

Scottish Welfare Fund

Is a discretionary scheme which provides two types of grants. Community Care Grants Crisis Grants Scottish Welfare Fund helps families and people in Scotland who are on low incomes.

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.

Solihull Online Courses for parents/carers

The Scottish Government has negotiated access to Solihull Online. These are courses which help nurture a a caring and supportive relationship by carers and help understanding of the stages of a child's development from pregnancy through to 19 years through interactive activities. Courses available are; Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby, understanding your baby, understanding your child. understanding your teenager's brain. To access these for for FREE use the code TARTAN.

Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Act 2021

This new Act establishes a legal framework for consistent access to “self-referral” where a victim (over 16 years of age) can access healthcare and request a Forensic Medical Examination (FME) without first having to make a report to the police. In addition, and as part of a person centred approach, individuals will be able to request the sex of their examiner involved in their care.
0800 148 88 88


Self-referral web-based support for sleep problems.

SilverCloud – Self Referral

SilverCloud – interactive computer programme accessible without a referral for these packages: · Managing Stress · Managing Sleep · Developing Resilience · Managing During Covid-19 You will be asked to set up an account by creating a username and password. You will also be asked to enter a pin which is Scotland2020.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Services

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 – Open up when you are feeling down

Breathing Space is Scotland's mental health phone and Webchat service responding to people who are experiencing distress in their lives. It is an integral part of NHS 24's suite of mental health support services.
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.