What is a Self-Referral?

A Self-Referral offers you access to a specialist without the need to see your GP first. A Self-referral may also reduce your wait to access an expert opinion, advice and treatment of your condition and puts you in control of your care.


Physiotherapy Self-Referral at Guy's & St Thomas'

If you are pregnant or under 17 years of age, please contact your GP

What to expect when you self-refer to Physiotherapy at Guy’s & St Thomas’:

  • Your referral will be reviewed by a specialist physiotherapist.
  • You will be contacted by telephone or letter to arrange this appointment.
  • Waiting times for an appointment are based upon what you have told us. If necessary we will arrange to see you sooner but you should expect to be seen within 2 weeks. 

To self-refer to Physiotherapy at Guy’s & St Thomas’, please click here

Video information on self-refer to Physiotherapy, please click here


Antenatal Self-Referral at Guy's & St Thomas'

If you are pregnant and would like Guy's and St Thomas' to care for you when you are having your baby, you can choose to do this by completing their pregnancy self-referral form below.

To self-refer to Antenatal at Guy's & St Thomas', please click here.
For more information about the Antenatal Department, please click here.


Lambeth Talking Therapies (IAPT) Self-Referral

Lambeth Talking Therapies Serviers is a part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service (IAPT). Their service is avaible to anyone 18 years and older registered with a GP in Lambeth.

They offer talking therapies for people experiencing mild to depression, anxiety, worry, panic attacks, traumatic memories and obsessive compulsive disorder. They also offer help with other problems including anger, eating and relationship or sexual difficulties.

If their service isn't right for you, they'll suggest alternatives that are more likely to meet your needs and put you in contact with an appropriate service. 

To self-refer to Lambeth Talking Therapies, please click here.
Alternatively, you can self-refer by calling on 020 3228 6747. They will take some brief details about youself and book a 25 minute telephone assessment which is usually within a few days
For more Information about Lambeth Talking Therapies, please click here.

Minor Eye Condition Service (MECS)

Instead of having to visit a hospital for treatment, patients can now be seen by their highly trained Optometrist. The aim of the scheme is to allow patients to access treatment quickly. They can see and treat patients for a range of conditions such as:

  • Red eye
  • Sticky eye (difficulty opening your eye or yellow discharge)
  • Watery eye (excessive tears)
  • Pain or discomfort in or around the eyes
  • Recent onset or sudden increase of flashes of light or floating objects in your vision

If you are unsure whether your eye problem requires medical attention, please call and they will be happy to help.

Medirex Opticians
28 Wilcox Close

Telephone: 020 7622 1893
Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 19:00
Satuday: 10:00 - 13:00
Sunday: Closed


The Well Centre (for people aged 13-20)

The Well Centre is a youth health centre where you can see a youth worker, counsellor or doctor to discuss any of your health concerns or worries in a safe and confidential space.

To self-refer to The Well Centre, please click here.
For more information about The Well Centre, please click here.


Podiatry Services Self-Referral

Their community podiatry (foot health) clinics offer a range of services to assess, treat and advise people on any foot condition.

They aim to help you to:

  • prevent future foot problems through health promotion
  • relieve pain
  • maintain function and mobility
  • prevent or minimise deformity
  • reduce the risk of ulceration and amputation

To self-refer and for more information about Podiatry Services, please click here.


Sexual Health Clinics

Sexual Health Clinics offer a range of services, including:

  • Testing and treatment for sexually trasnmitted infections (STIs)
  • Advice and information
  • Free condoms
  • Contraception - Including emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy testing
  • HIV testing
  • Advice about abortion
  • Help for people who have been sexually assaulted

You may need to make an appointment at some clinics, while others offer "drop-in" sessions, where you can turn up without an appointment so please make sure you check with your clinic beforehand.


Burrell Street Sexual Health Clinic

Burrell Street Sexual Health Centre is a state-of-the-art reproductive and sexual health service based in the heart of Southwark, London that is open seven days a week offering a full range of sexual health services.

For more information, please click here.

Burrell Street Sexual Health Centre
4-5 Burrell Street

Telephone: 020 7188 6666
Opening Hours:
Monday: 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 12:30 - 18:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 18:00
Friday: 08:00 - 18:00
Satuday: 08:00 - 15:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 16:00

To find the nearest Sexual Health Clinic to you, please click here.

British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)

If you’re pregnant and considering abortion, you are not alone. 1 in 3 UK women will have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old

BPAS help thousands of women with unplanned pregnancy counselling, and abortion treatment every year. They can help you too

If you would like more information about the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, please click here.