Self Referral

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.

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.

East Dunbartonshire Primary Care Mental Health Team

Primary Care Mental Health Teams (PCMHT) aim to provide information and support to enable people to work through emotional health difficulties that they may have, and to improve their overall health and wellbeing. The service is suitable for adults with mild to moderate mental health problems after discussion with their GP.
0141 232 8204 or 0141 232 8203

Hearing Aid

Self referral is a direct route to Audiology for hearing assessment and provision of National Health Service hearing aids if required. Using self referral means that you do not have to see any other health care provider including your GP or Practice Nurse first.

Sexual Health

We are the specialist sexual health service for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. We provide a range of sexual and reproductive health services. All of our services and locations share the same electronic record system so you can use the service which best meets your needs. All services are free, including your prescription if needed. You can book, cancel or reschedule appointments using our online booking system or by phone.
0141 211 8175

Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (EPAS)

If you have any concerns of a miscarriage, and have already referred yourself to the maternity service. Please phone, The Princess Royal Maternity for advice. If heavily bleeding please attend your nearest Accident and Emergency Department.
0141 211 5317

Physiotherapy

An MSK physiotherapist will asses and treat patients who have any injury, disease or problem that relates to muscles, bones, joints and peripheral nerves. They may also provide advice to help you manage your condition or refer you to other services.

Podiatry

Podiatry clinics are provided across four geographic areas of Greater Glasgow and Clyde, these include the North West, the North East, the South and Inverclyde & Renfrewshire.
Podiatry Appointment Hotline on 0141 347 8909

Minor Injuries Units

For minor injuries such as cuts that need stitches, broken bones, sprains and minor burns, please call 111 and ask for our Minor Injury Units (MIU) service. NHS 24 will provide you with advice on next steps, which may include a virtual or telephone consultation, and/ or, a face-to-face appointment at one of our MIUs.

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

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Helpline

The helpline is operated by the Musculoskeletal Advice and Triage Service (MATS) and is provided by fully trained call operators, nurses and physiotherapists. This service can help by: finding out if you need to see a doctor, providing key information and advice to help with your problem, referring you to a physiotherapist or podiatrist if you need it.

Breathing Space – Feeling Low, Anxious or Stressed?

Breathing Space was launched in 2002 to address serious concerns about the mental wellbeing of people in Scotland. The service became a national phone line in 2004.Breathing Space complements the work of other phone lines and agencies which are endeavouring to reduce suicide rates in Scotland.
0800 83 85 87

Penumbra – Mental Health

We work to improve mental health and wellbeing across Scotland and offer services and support throughout the country, administered by Area Offices.We believe and statistics show that people can and do recover from significant mental health problems.Penumbra supports people to live fulfilling and contributing lives. By following our person centred model of HOPE. For us hope is a vital part of recovery and supporting people to have and hold hope for the future is a key part of our work.

Scotland’s Financial Health Service

Working together with various stakeholders from the financial advice and support sector, the Scottish Government has developed this website to provide a one stop shop for those who have money problems or are seeking general help with their financial worries. We are an impartial website and do not provide advice directly but our aim is to signpost those in need to the most appropriate area of support, ranging from debt solutions, borrowing, managing your money or general welfare concerns.

Care equipment and adapting your home

If you’re elderly, disabled or have a long term health condition and want help to live safely and independently in your home, using equipment, technology or making adaptations to your home may be a good option for you. This could include: getting equipment, like shower rails, adapting your home by installing a ramp or widening the doors, using everyday technology like computers or tablets to keep in touch with friends and family, or do your shopping online. Care Information Scotland can advise
0800 011 3200

Arranging or changing your DRS (Diabetic retinopathy screening) appointment

Most health boards have a diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) service that can arrange appointments and answer any questions or problems you might have.When you receive your DRS invitation letter you might need to contact your local service to arrange a time to have the test. You can also ask for a new appointment if you fail to, or can no longer, attend your appointment.

Book your Midwife appointment online

Your first main appointment is your booking appointment (booking visit) with your midwife normally between 8 and 12 weeks of pregnancy. If you've just found out that you're pregnant, get the best start for you and your baby by making an appointment with a midwife Most Health Boards in Scotland allow patients to book directly without seeing your Doctor, if your Health Board area is not shown, then contact the Practice for further advice.

Request transport to your Healthcare Appointment

Patient Transport Service provides ambulances to patients who need support to reach their healthcare appointment, or for their admission to and discharge from hospital, due to their medical/clinical needs.
0300 123 1236

My Diabetes My Way

The NHS Scotland interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends. You'll find leaflets, videos, educational tools and games containing information about diabetes. You can now also use this website to view your own up-to-date diabetes clinic results, to help you manage your condition more effectively.