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.

Community Treatment Room

The treatment room service offers appointments for the following at various sites across Renfrewshire:- Dressings, Wound Management,Stitch/Staple Removal, B12 Injections, Prostap Injections. Contact the Single Point of Access for the Community Treatment rooms Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm to book an appointment.
0141 207 7760

Access the Physiotherapy Service

If you live within the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area, you can refer yourself directly to this service.


Podiatry provide assessment, management and foot health education to individuals with conditions affecting the lower limb, enabling self-care where possible.

Living life to the full

Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resilience. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more. Our courses are free for individuals using them in their own lives.

Erskine Crisis

You have arrived at CRISIS, a counselling service based in Erskine, near Glasgow, and works with people to achieve better mental health across 23 of Scotland’s 32 Local Authority areas.
0141 812 8474

Recovery Across Mental Health (RAMH)

RAMH promotes recovery from mental ill health, and empowers people to build independent, fulfilled lives. We offer a range of free, confidential services which provide, immediate support in crisis situations for residents aged 16 and over in Renfrewshire.
0141 847 8900

Renfrewshire Paediatric Advice Line

Seeking expert advice and support for concerns about your child or a young person's day-to-day activities?. The Renfrewshire Advice Line for Community Paediatric Services is available on the following days and times.Physiotherapy: Tuesdays 11 am - 1 pm, Speech and Language Therapy: Wednesdays 10 am - 12 pm, Occupational Therapy: Thursdays 9:30 am - 12 pm.
0141 314 4624

Solihull Online Courses for parents/carers

The Scottish Government has negotiated access to Solihull Online. These are courses which help nurture a a caring and supportive relationship by carers and help understanding of the stages of a child's development from pregnancy through to 19 years through interactive activities. Courses available are; Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby, understanding your baby, understanding your child. understanding your teenager's brain. To access these for for FREE use the code TARTAN.


Sandyford provides an integrated sexual and reproductive health service across the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area; Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire. It is delivered in a confidential, friendly, non- judgmental manner from a range of highly professional staff that include doctors, nurses, counsellors, reception, and administration staff to name a few.
0141 211 8130, to cancel of if you will be late call 0141 314 9402

Renfrewshire Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Resource (RADAR)

Our RADAR team works with young people aged 12-20 who have issues with substance misuse.
0300 300 1199 (option 2)

Advice Works

If you have benefits issues, are struggling with debt or are having difficulty managing your budget, Advice Works can provide advice. We offer free, confidential and independent advice on money and debt issues including budgeting, negotiating with creditors, and mortgage and rent arrears - as well as checking you are getting all the benefits you are entitled to.
0300 300 1238

Renfrew Health & Social Care Work

The Adult Services Referral Team (ASeRT) is here to help you refer yourself or an adult you know for any aspect of social care. This includes care at home, occupational therapy, rehab and enablement, sensory impairment services, and telecare.
0300 300 1380

Renfrewshire Carers Centre

Renfrewshire Carers Centre provides information, advice and support for unpaid carers,
0141 887 3643


Our goal is to empower older adults through mental well-being and physical ability, so they can stay active, independent and in-charge!
0141 889 7481

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

Shakti Women’s Aid

Help for black minority ethnic (BME) women, children and young people who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse.
0131 475 2399

Scottish Women’s Aid

Provides advice, support and safe accommodation for women (and their children) who have been abused by their partner or ex-partner. They can recommend local groups.
0131 226 6606

Scottish Women’s Rights Centre

Helpline for across Scotland: 08088 010 789 (Monday 2pm to 5 pm, Tuesday 6pm to 8pm, Wednesday 11am to 2pm, Friday 10am to 1pm)
08088 010 789

Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid

Provides advice, support and safe temporary refuge accommodation for Asian, black and minority ethnic women and young people who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse.
0141 353 0859

Amina – The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre

Amina is an award-winning organisation, recognised by Muslim communities and key partners within Scotland for its pioneering and responsive approach to addressing key issues and needs of Muslim women.

AMIS (Abused Men in Scotland)

Supports men who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Call the confidential helpline (it's free to call from landlines and most UK mobiles, and does not appear on itemised phone bills)
0808 800 0024


Self-referral web-based support for sleep problems.

We are with you

We Are With You provides free, confidential support to people who have issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health. How to access a programme? If you would like to secure a place on any of our programmes or would like more information. Please contact us by: Speaking with your Community Link Worker in your medical Practice, asking your GP or any of the Practice Team to put your name forward for your selected course, email us with your name, contact details and medical practice or phone.
07815 675 506

Scottish Welfare Fund

Is a discretionary scheme which provides two types of grants. Community Care Grants Crisis Grants Scottish Welfare Fund helps families and people in Scotland who are on low incomes.

Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Act 2021

This new Act establishes a legal framework for consistent access to “self-referral” where a victim (over 16 years of age) can access healthcare and request a Forensic Medical Examination (FME) without first having to make a report to the police. In addition, and as part of a person centred approach, individuals will be able to request the sex of their examiner involved in their care.
0800 148 88 88

SilverCloud – Self Referral

SilverCloud – interactive computer programme accessible without a referral for these packages: · Managing Stress · Managing Sleep · Developing Resilience · Managing During Covid-19 You will be asked to set up an account by creating a username and password. You will also be asked to enter a pin which is Scotland2020.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Services

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 – Open up when you are feeling down

Breathing Space is Scotland's mental health phone and Webchat service responding to people who are experiencing distress in their lives. It is an integral part of NHS 24's suite of mental health support services.
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.

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.