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.


Your self referral will be reviewed by the podiatrist and you will be contacted by letter with the outcome, this may include an assessment or self management options.


NHS Grampian healthpoint is your one stop health information point, offering free confidential information, advice and access to reputable services, in a friendly welcoming environment. NHS Grampian health points work proactively to tackle health issues relating to self care offering free information and advice on a number of health concerns for professionals and members of the general public.
08085 202030

Grampian Sexual Health

On this website there is information about the services available from Grampian Sexual Health Services:Emergency and routine contraception including coils and implants STI/BBV testing and treatment HIV Pre- and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Abortion and HIV care. There is also information available about booking an appointment, contraception and sexual health information.
0345 337 9900

Musculoskeletal out-patient Physiotherapy

The NHS Grampian Musculoskeletal out-patient Physiotherapy service is now accepting patient self-referrals.The service will continue to use telephone or video consultation as a first appointment, for the majority of referrals, for the foreseeable future. It is important for patients to understand that even though things are opening up, face to face appointments will be organised based on clinical need.

SAMH Links Service

The Links service for SAMH supports people with issues they are experiencing, helping them to talk about what really matters to them. Link Practitioners offer non-clinical support to people, enabling them to set goals and overcome life’s challenges. Link Practitioners know what is happening in the local area, helping people access all their local community has to offer.

The Bounds – for Students only

Welcome to The Bounds, the research centre and counselling service for the Person-Centred Counselling Programme at the University of Aberdeen. The centre will provide the local community with a freely available counselling service whilst conducting high quality research to inform practice, policy, theory and education.

Mental Health Aberdeen

Aberdeen Counselling and Information Service (ACIS) has been working closely with the Aberdeen community since 1983. We are an established service, cementing itself as a pillar to the Aberdeen community when it comes to mental health care and support. You must be 18 years of age and over to use this service.
01224 573892

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

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.

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.