What is self-referral?
Did you know that there are some free NHS health services you can access without needing an appointment with your GP? This is called self-referral and could help you find the care you need quicker and more easily than going through your surgery. Self-referral often includes services for drug and alcohol problems, as well as antenatal care and improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT).
You can register for most of them online. In some cases you refer yourself by phoning rather than emailing or by completing an online form. Just click on the service you’re interested in, then search your area for a simple link to the easiest way to access the service.
Self-referral services vary by area though – and they might be provided by a variety of organisations, all approved and commissioned by the NHS.
As a patient of our practice the following self referral services available to you:
Birmingham Health Minds
Please call 0121 466 7600 to start the referral process. You will be asked some questions to give us some basic information about the problems you are having and, if appropriate, your appointment will be booked for you.
Drug & Alcohol Services