Measles Outbreak National Incident Declared

The UK is seeing a significant outbreak of measles. The UK Health Security Agency, which is part of the UK Government, has declared a national incident. You can read about the outbreak here: Two vaccinations are needed to fully protect you against Measles, mumps and Rubella. Measles is a highly contagious disease which is

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.

Quit smoking

Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your health. No matter how long you’ve smoked for, quitting helps to improve your health straight away.
023 9229 4001

Mind Solent

PositiveMinds is a new style of service offering informal support for anyone who feels low, worried or hopeless in Portsmouth. We're here to help you, if you are in despair about anything – such as housing, money, relationships, work, bereavement, leaving the armed forces or living away from home at university.

Portsmouth Hospital Maternity Services

Once you are pregnant and this has been confirmed by a positive pregnancy test, you can self refer to our service for care. Please complete the maternity self referral form. You do not have to see your GP first.

Talking Therapies Portsmouth

Talking Therapies Portsmouth is a psychological service in Portsmouth which supports people with mental health problems such as anxiety or depression. You can self refer to this service if you are struggling with your mental health and live in Portsmouth.
Call 0300 123 3934 to self-refer

Drugs and Alcohol services

Are you looking for drugs and alcohol services in Portsmouth? Do you have problems with drink or drugs? Or do you know someone who does?
023 9229 4573

Sexual Health Services

Let's talk about it - This service provides support for sexual health services such as STIs and STI screening, contraceptive advice, sexual assault advice and support, pregnancy advice and vasectomy referrals.
0300 300 2016

Solent Physiotherapy Service

To self-refer to Physiotherapy you must: Be aged 16 or over Be registered with a Portsmouth or Southampton GP Practice Have a musculoskeletal (MSK) pain/condition.


We believe that young people are best placed to guide, support and empower their peers on issues relating to mental health and well being. is a site set up to support young people manage the changing times we are currently living in.
0151 547 7703

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.