Self referral

Get support without seeing a GP

You may get help sooner if you use the services below. You do not need to see a GP first.

Solent Mind

You can refer yourself to PositiveMinds if you are over the age of 18 and are experiencing low mood, stress or a mild to moderate mental health condition such as depression or anxiety.

This service is free for all patients registered at our surgery.

Monday-Friday: 10.30am - 5.30pm Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Find out about Solent Mind

If you need urgent help:

NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages. You can:

  • get 24-hour advice and support – for you or someone else
  • speak to a mental health professional
  • get advice on the best way to get help

Find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline


Depending on your condition you may be able to self-refer yourself for an appointment with a specialist

Most referrals to other specialists will require you seeing or speaking with a GP, however, there are several services locally, (listed below) that you are able to make self-referrals to



Coping with your long-term condition

Drugs and alcohol

Sexual health


Wellbeing service help to quit smoking, drink less, lose weight, get active, live well

Carers UK are here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don't have to care alone

Pregnancy Newly pregnant? There's a new way to register for maternity care without the need to contact your GP.

Portsmouth CAMHS Specialist Eating Disorder Service

For Young People, Parents & Carers

Telephone:  0300 123 6632

This team offers specialist treatment for young people with eating disorders. This may be anorexia, bulimia or binge eating

Eating Disorders self-referral form for young people (

Eating Disorders self-referral form for parents/carers (

Muscle and joint pain

Find out how to get support for muscle and joint pain.

Solent NHS Trust Physiotherapy Service

The easiest and quickest way to access Physiotherapy in, Portsmouth is to self-refer. To self-refer to Physiotherapy you must: Be aged 16 or over Be registered with a Portsmouth, Southampton or Eastleigh Southern Parish surgery Have a musculoskeletal (MSK) pain/condition.

This service is free of charge to all patients registered at the practice.

Solent Musculoskeletal Assessment and Rehabilitation Service Self-Referral Form (

Sexual health

Find out how to get support for sexual health.

Solent NHS Trust Sexual Health Service

Solent NHS Trust Sexual Health Service provides Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) services across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton.

Our service is available via a single point of access number, contactable 8am to 8pm 7 days a week on 0300 300 2016.

This service is free to all patients who are registered with the practice.

Find out about Solent NHS Trust Sexual Health Service

Date published: 7th November, 2023
Date last updated: 12th February, 2024