Self Referral

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.

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. Some services may not be available in your area.

Sexual Health Service

The South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust Sexual Health Service is based at the Downe Hospital, Downpatrick, with additional clinics in Bangor and Lisburn. You do not have to be referred by a doctor. We provide free sexual health care and advice for all age groups, including testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and genital conditions. Urgent and non urgent appointments are available, and the service is strictly confidential.
(028) 4483 8133


Podiatry is an Allied health profession, devoted to the study, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity.


Physiotherapy helps people of all ages with a disability, illness or injury. Physiotherapy can improve physical problems including loss of strength, movement and function. Physiotherapists work with babies, children and people of all ages and abilities to prevent illness or recover from injury helping people to be as active and independent as possible.

Simon Community

We offer specialist support services in Belfast and throughout Northern Ireland including homelessness prevention, accommodation services, health, well-being and practice development and young people's support services.
028 9147 0666


Self-referral web-based support for sleep problems


Health and Social Care Northern Ireland Remote Sign Language Interpreting Service.We can provide you with an online interpreter at a date and time to suit.
0333 344 7712

Condition Management Programme Team

Are you struggling to start or remain in work due to a physical and/or mental health condition? If yes, then the Condition Management Programme (CMP) could help you. This is a 12 week programme of short, work focused, cognitive educational interventions aimed at helping clients to understand and manage their health conditions. A multidisciplinary team of health professionals work together to offer clients help and support to cope with single or multiple health conditions.
028 2563 5250

Occupational Therapy Learning Disability Service

The Community Occupational Therapy Adult Learning Disability Service provides interventions to adults over 18 who have been formally assessed as having a learning disability. The service operates as per of the multi-disciplinary teams within four locations: Antrim/Ballymena, East Antrim, Mid Ulster and Causeway.
028 2563 5521


Links Counselling Service provides confidential and professional counselling to all members of our diverse community. It is our heart that no one journeys alone through a difficult time of life. We offer professional counselling support within the community, making counselling accessible to all.

Lifeline Helpline

Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair. No matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, if you are or someone you know is in distress or despair, Lifeline is here to help.
0808 808 8000

Addiction NI

Addiction NI is an operating name of The Northern Ireland Community Addiction Service, a registered charity providing treatment and support for people who are dependent on alcohol or drugs. We provide tailor-made treatment programmes for people with drug or alcohol problems, delivered in community settings.

Dementia Navigator

The Dementia Navigator service supports people to live well with dementia by working in partnership with those being diagnosed, their family members and the community to create a better understanding of the condition
028 9504 270

AMH New Life Counselling

AMH New Life Counselling is a professionally accredited counselling service and part of Action Mental Health. AMH New Life Counselling is committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing needs of its clients through the provision of counselling, providing friendly and professional counselling services for children, young people, adults and families.
028 9060 4347