Self-refer

There are a range of services which patients can self-refer for, including counselling and mental health services, antenatal services, physio and MSK and sexual health services. 

Where possible please supply the patient with a patient leaflet – these can be found in the Downloads section of each service page. 


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Abortion and Unplanned Pregnancy

BPAS, Marie Stopes and NUPAS abortion services

Accident & Emergency

Local Accident & Emergency contact information for all urgent medical, surgical and psychiatric problems in adults and children

Adult Phlebotomy – Royal Free

Adult phlebotomy service at Royal Free Hospital

Adult Phlebotomy – UCLH

For GP patients/walk-in patients

Adult Safeguarding

Extra support services for adult patients with physical, visual, hearing or learning disabilities

Affected Other's Support – CGL Some Space

Support for families/partners affected by someone else's drug and alcohol misuse

Age UK Camden Counselling

Counselling service for older citizens

Age UK Nail Care Service

Nail-cutting service for senior citizens

Alcohol

Alcohol-related services for Camden

Antenatal and Perinatal Wellbeing (Camden Blossoms)

Physical and mental health support for pregnant mums and new parents

Antenatal – Royal Free

Antenatal Service at Royal Free Hospital

Antenatal – St Mary's

Antenatal service at St Mary's Hospital

Antenatal – UCLH

Antenatal service at UCLH

Antenatal – Whittington

Antenatal service at Whittington Hospital

Association for Postnatal Illness (APNI)

Helpline support for those suffering from postnatal illness

Autism Outreach Service

24-hour support for those on the autism spectrum or with Asperger's Syndrome

Benefits and Tax

Services for advice and support with benefits and taxes

Bereavement

Specialist support for adults, young people and specific ethnic groups

Bloomsbury Clinic

Bloomsbury clinic (Mortimer Market) – free and confidential service for people with HIV

Books on Prescription

Self-help books aimed at people with moderate mental health problems

Brandon Centre – Young People and Families

Confidential help and advice for young people aged 12–25 and parenting support for their parents or carers

Breastfeeding Support

Support to mums before and after pregnancy

Camden Community Drug Service

Open-access specialist drug service for patients over 18

Camden Council Family Information

Information, advice and assistance to parents of children and young people in need of social support

Camden Local Offer

Website with information on services for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)

Camden MSK

Consultant-led, multidisciplinary, MSK specialist team for the ambulatory assessment and management of common MSK conditions

Camden Recovery Service

Supporting Camden residents in recovery from drug misuse and/or living in Camden's hostel pathway

Camden Safety Net – Domestic Violence

Support, risk assessment and referrals for male and female survivors of domestic and sexual violence

Camden Specialist Drug Service

Support for misuse of opiates, stimulants and other illegal and prescribed drugs

Camden Sport and Physical Activity Service

Clinics, classes and gyms to help get patients active

Carers' Service

A range of services and support for carers who work, live or study in Camden

Centre 404 – Learning Disability Support

Support, groups, activities for those with learning disabilities and their families

Child Weight Management

Nutrition and physical activity clubs for children and young people

Children's Centres

Parenting, emotional and social support for families expecting a child or with children under 5

Children's Nursing (Community)

Supporting children in the community to facilitate early discharge from hospital and prevent hospital admissions for those with complex need

CHIP – Camden Health Improvement Practice

Medical services for homeless people and those with substance misuse and mental health issues

Chlamydia Screening

Chlamydia testing for under-25s

Choices Islington

Advisory sessions on unplanned pregnancy and counselling for those struggling to cope with a voluntary/involuntary pregnancy termination.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Advice for people who work, live or study in Camden, including advice on benefits, housing, employment, debt

Contraceptive Services

Free, confidential contraceptive clinics

Dementia Services

Personalised information and signposting to people with dementia, their families and carers

Dentists

Emergency, general and specialist community clinics

Dependency recovery – REST

Support for adults with insomnia and experiencing difficulties due to taking benzodiazepines, tranquilisers, sleeping pills or other 'Z' dru

DESMOND – Type 2 Diabetes Education

English speaking structured group education for type 2 diabetes

Diabetes Education – Bengali

Patient education programme for Bengali Type 2 diabetes

Dietetics, Adult

Dietitian services for adults

Drugs and Alcohol – Young People

Forward (FWD) specialist drug and alcohol service for young people, with incorporated secondary care CAMHS support

Eating Disorders Services

Secondary care specialist services for young people and adults

Elfrida Rathbone Camden

Charity providing education courses and support into work for young people with learning disabilities

Emergency Ophthalmology – Moorfields

Moorfields A&E for patients with urgent, sight-threatening problems

Emergency Ophthalmology – Western Eye Hospital

Emergency eye care at Western Eye Hospital

Employment Support Services

Helping adults to get back into work

Falls Diagnostic Clinics

Hospital clinics for patients who have had a fall

First-seizure epilepsy

For adult patients with epilepsy or suspected epilepsy

Focus – Camden Homeless Mental Health Team

Outreach service to street homeless people and homeless people in hostels

GP Hubs

Extended GP and nurse appointments

Grief Encounter

Information, guidance and support to bereaved children and their carers after a bereavement

Grip Club Drugs

Service for patients with 'club drug' issues

Groundswell Homeless Health Peer Advocacy Service (HHPA)

Peer advocates who can help homeless patients attend or understand appointments and make informed choices about their health care

Health and Wellbeing Team

Feeding and nutritional support, healthy eating and activities for babies, under-5s and older children

Health Visitors

Community-based service to support families with children under 5

Healthy Minds Community Programme

Workshops and courses for all within Camden to improve wellbeing

Healthy Start Vitamins and Vitamin D

Vitamin tablets/drops for at-risk groups

Henna Asian Women's Group

Befriending service for Asian women and men over 65 to reduce isolation and increase access to mainstream services

HIV Testing

HIV diagnostic tests and PEP treatment services

Home-Start – Family Support

Trained volunteers offering free, weekly parenting and emotional support for those with under-5s

Homelessness: Young People

Support for young homeless people through New Horizon Youth Centre

Hopscotch Asian Women's Centre

Support services for Asian women

Hospital for Tropical Diseases – Emergency Admissions

Emergency referrals to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases

Hospital for Tropical Diseases – Travel Clinic

Clinic for patients with medical conditions who are planning to travel to tropical regions

Housing Support Services

Advice and information on finding a home and avoiding homelessness

Ian Charleson Day Centre

Range of inpatient and outpatient services for those with HIV

iCope – Psychological Therapies

Free advice for adults with a wide range of mental and physical problems, including stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia

IESO – Talking Therapy

Online talking therapy service for those struggling with depression, anxiety and other emotional problems

Incontinence (Bladder and Bowel)

Bladder and bowel care services for adults and children (over the age of 3) in the community

IRIS – Domestic Violence

Primary care training, support and referral programme on domestic violence

Learning Disability Advocacy Services

Advice for those with learning disabilities

Looked After Children Service – LAC

Health assessments and advice for children and young people

Macmillan Support and Information Service

Drop-in service for anyone affected by, or who would like information on, cancer at RFH and UCLH

Mayford and Peperfield Day Centre

Community activities for adults with profound and multiple disabilities

Mental Health Crisis Resolution Teams

Home-based assessment and treatment for urgent mental health problems

Mental Wellbeing Centre – the Hub

Leisure activities, psychological support and therapy for patients with mental health needs

Mindfulness Based Therapies

Courses to help patients receive psychological support for chronic pain, stress and depression

Minority Services: Irish

Mental and physical health advice for Irish patients

Multilingual Mental Health Service: Nafsiyat

Culturally sensitive therapies, including language support

NHS Complaints Advocacy

Free advice and independent of the NHS and confidential

Occupational Therapy

Provides physically disabled/frail Camden residents with adjustments to their everyday lives

Open Minded (CAMHS)

For young people (under-18s) and their families affected by behavioural disorders and emotional and mental health problems, including parent

Out-of-hours GP Cover

Urgent care NHS 111 and GP out-of-hours service

Parent and Carer Counselling Service (PCCS)

Free counselling service for parents and carers

Parent-Infant Project

Psychotherapy focusing on parent-infant relationships, including parenting support

Phlebotomy – Child

Secondary-care phlebotomy clinic information for children

Phoenix Wellbeing & Recovery Service

Mind in Camden's activities for those with mental health issues

Physical/Cognitive Disabilities: Exercise (Target)

Exercise programme for adults with long-term physical or cognitive difficulty

Physiotherapy (Physio) Services

Community assessment and treatment of MSK conditions

Podiatry Hot Clinic

Emergency clinic for patients with acute diabetic foot disorders

Recovery College

Mental and physical health and wellbeing-related workshops, providing psychological support

Safer Streets Team

Street-based outreach service targeting those who engage in 'street activity'

School Nursing

Health assessments, immunisation and health-promotion activities in the community for children in mainstream and special schools

Scope – Employment Services

Employment services for disabled patients

Self-harm Support

Self-harm peer support group for young women and female to male transgender young people

Sexual Health Clinics

Open access: Camden residents can choose from services across London

Sexual Health Services for Young People

Specialist clinic offering advice and information on relationships and safer sex, contraception, free condoms and STI screening

Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia

Specialist clinic for those with, or at risk of, sickle cell and thalassaemia

Sign Language, Interpreting

Support services for deaf people

Social Services

For adults in need of social-care support

Spectrum Homelessness Day Centre

Day centre for single, homeless people

Spectrum – Podiatry Service for Homeless People

Podiatry clinic for homeless people in Camden

St Pancras Refugee Support (SPaRC)

Community service providing low-level support for refugees and asylum-seekers

Stop Smoking

Community support to help people stop smoking

TB Clinics

Where to refer suspected tuberculosis patients

The Hive

Emotional health and wellbeing service, supporting young people 16–24 in Camden

The Rivers Crisis House

Short-term urgent care for informal clients in a therapeutic environment

The Westminster Society

Supported living, LDN 4U Camden and LDN Drop-in Camden

Walk-in Centre (Soho)

Range of walk-in health services for general public

Wellbeing - WISH+

Linking Camden residents to range of health and wellbeing services

Wharfside Clinic

Range of services for patients with HIV at St Mary's Hospital

Women and Health

Affordable treatments for local women, including psychological support

Women at the Well

Women-only centre supporting complex needs, including prostitution, rough sleeping, trafficking, substance abuse

Young Carers – Family Action

Support for under-18s who care for a family member with physical, mental or learning disability or has substance misuse problem