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Self Referral

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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.

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.

Swish

Somerset-Wide Integrated Sexual Health Service. Swish offer free confidential testing and treatment for all sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and offer a full range of contraception. They are open to all ages including under 16's.
0300 1245010

Taunton Well Being Zone

Taunton & Area Wellbeing Service is based in 12 surgeries across the Taunton and Surrounding areas. Our Wellbeing advisors are there to listen to your health and wellbeing story and support, signpost and nurture you to help you achieve your wishes

Smokefreelife Somerset

The FREE stop smoking service serving and supporting Somerset residents to live up to their resolutions and pledge for a healthy and smokefree living
01823 356222

Talking Therapies – Somerset IAPT Service

Somerset Talking Therapies is an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service. We offer emotional and psychological support to anyone – aged over 18 and registered with a Somerset GP – who is feeling anxious or depressed. You can refer yourself directly here via the website.

Maternity Care

The first thing to do when you find yourself pregnant is to complete an online self-referral form.Your referral is received immediately via the maternity admin team for processing. A midwife will contact you within two weeks to arrange your first booking appointment, which will be between 8-10 weeks of pregnancy.

Eye Care

ACES is a free service available to all patients registered with a Somerset GP. The service is designed for the assessment and treatment of recently occurring medical eye conditions.

Somerset Drug & Alcohol Services

We provide free, confidential treatment and support across Somerset to anyone who is experiencing difficulties with their substance use or is affected by someone else's.
0300 303 8788

NeuroLove

We believe that young people are best placed to guide, support and empower their peers on issues relating to mental health and well being. Neurolove.org is a site set up to support young people manage the changing times we are currently living in.
0151 547 7703

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

BPAS – British Pregnancy Advisory Service

We are an independent healthcare charity which for more than 50 years, has been advocating and caring for women and couples who decide to end a pregnancy.
03457 30 40 30

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.