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.
Hertfordshire and Mid Essex Talking Therapies
The online portal for mental health services in Hertfordshire and Mid Essex. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) provides access to primary care psychological therapy services in Hertfordshire and Mid Essex through a wide range of confidential talking therapy treatments and practical support for adults with common mental health problems. The services are part of the national NHS Talking Therapies, for anxiety and depression programme.
If you need help in a Mental Health Crisis
Mental health support at any time of the day or night. We are available 24/7 for Hertfordshire residents who are, experiencing a mental health crisis, and/or need some mental health support
0800 6444 101
Sexual Health Hertfordshire
We provide an integrated sexual and reproductive health service across Hertfordshire.
0300 008 5522
Hertfordshire Contraception Clinic
Our LARC clinic in Hemel Hempstead offers services to people living in Hertfordshire.
0345 300 8090
Hertfordshire Family Centre Service
We're here to support children, young people, their parents, families and carers.
0300 123 7572
Stop Smoking Service
There are over 300 local stop smoking services in Hertfordshire offering non-judgemental support, either one-to-one or for groups in the workplace.
0800 389 3998
Young Carers in Hertfordshire
Young Carers are children and young people who care for a member of their family. That person may be ill, have a physical or learning disability, or a mental health, drug or alcohol problem.
01992 58 69 69
Carers in Hertfordshire
If you support someone who could not manage without you, you are a carer. The person you look after might be a relative, friend or neighbour who is ill, frail, disabled, has mental health problems, or misuses drugs or alcohol. As a carer, you need to look after your own health and wellbeing too. We work closely with a local charity called Carers in Hertfordshire to identify carers and provide them with free help and support.
01992 58 69 69
Pregnancy & Antenatal Care
When you first learn that you are pregnant, you can either self-refer to the Antenatal Clinic at Watford General Hospital or make an appointment to see your GP who will refer you to the Antenatal Clinic at Watford General Hospital. Watford General Hospital will contact you to arrange your first antenatal appointment. Throughout your pregnancy, your antenatal care will be organised by the Midwife . This care includes regular appointments with the midwife which takes place at your usual surgery.
Please contact our maternity team on 01923 217339 if you have any questions.
Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. We believe that no young person should have to struggle alone with thoughts of suicide.
0800 068 4141
Self-referral web-based support for sleep problems.
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
NUPAS (national unplanned pregnancy advisory service)
We offer abortion treatments and free pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infection screening and a fully comprehensive contraceptive service.
0333 004 6666
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.