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.

YorSexual Health

If you're looking for information about sexual health and contraception services in York and North Yorkshire, you've come to the right place. We offer confidential, free and friendly services that are available to everyone.
01904 721111

Physio Direct

Physio Direct is the convenient way to access NHS musculoskeletal physiotherapy for patients who have muscle or joint problems. The Physio Direct service is located within the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton.

Carer support groups and organisations

Information about carer support groups and local support available.

North Yorkshire Talking Therapies

Talking Therapies is a national NHS programme designed to increase the availability of talking therapy treatments recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).Significant events like bereavement, unemployment, relationship breakdown, traumatic events or even stress at work can lead to difficulties requiring help and support. Problems with low mood and anxiety can develop and make it difficult for us to cope with life’s daily demands.

What to do in a Mental Health Crisis

In a mental health emergency, call us. We are here to talk. The line is open 24/7 for people living in County Durham, Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York.
0800 0516 171

North Yorkshire Horizons

To help as many people as possible to be free from drug and alcohol dependency.We want to reduce the harm caused to individuals, families and communities. Using flexible, wraparound services we support to reduce or end substance misuse and rebuild lives.We work with people from the start of their recovery journey right through to aftercare to help maintain the changes.
Call us for free on 08000 14 14 80

Living Well in North Yorkshire

Living Well is a free service that aims to improve the health, wellbeing and independence of adults. We work with people who are isolated, vulnerable, bereaved, lacking confidence, or perhaps on the borderline of needing health and social care services.

Hambleton Strollers

Close to half of all adults in the UK are not active enough to benefit their health optimally, putting them at risk of developing serious illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Walking for Health is an upcoming easy-to-use service that helps people find the right walking groups and access the support they need to get moving. With short walks over easy terrain, this program is perfect for those who are least active and want to improve their health and wellbeing.

Blue badge parking permits for disabled people

Blue badges help disabled people with severe mobility problems to access goods and services by allowing them to park close to their destination.

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.