What is Self-Referral?
Some areas within the NHS offer a self-referral service, which means you can arrange to meet with a specialist without having to see a doctor first.
This service is particularly suitable for people with relatively simple conditions such as joint pain, strains and/or other injuries. It is also available for those who require psychological services for the treatment of depression for example.
If you have more complex needs please see your doctor first.
Carmarthenshire Physiotherapy Self-Referral Form
Ceredigion Physiotherapy Self-Referral Form
Pembrokeshire Physiotherapy Self-Referral Form
Podiatry (Foot care)
Carmarthenshire Podiatry Self-Referral Form
Ceredigion Podiatry Self-Referral Form
Pembrokeshire Podiatry Self-Referral Form
You don’t have to have a diagnosis of a mental health issue in order to self-refer to the NHS psychological service.
You can self-refer if you have encountered any of the following:
- panic attacks
- struggling with flashbacks or nightmares
- feeling low and hopeless
- finding it hard to cope with work or relationships
- obsessive thoughts or behaviours
- fear of social situations
- constantly worrying about your health
Once you have contacted your local psychological therapies service, you will be contacted to organise an assessment. If the service can help you they will recommend a therapy to suit your needs.
If you have suffered a bereavement and it is affecting your emotional, physical or social wellbeing, please contact Cruse Bereavement Care on 0800 288 4700 and choose Option 1 for Carmarthenshire, Option 2 for Ceredigion or Option 3 for Pembrokeshire.
You could also contact Community Advice and Listening Line (CALL) on 0800 132737 which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone concerned for their own or someone else’s mental health. Alternatively, IAWN will be able to help and advise you on your particular situation.