Self-Referral Services

Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)

The Minor Eye Conditions Service is a service used for assessment of medical eye conditions, provided by local optometrists with the specialist knowledge.

To self-refer please call 020 3876 4932

Antenatal self-referral (Islington)

You can self-refer for maternity services to your choice of local hospitals.

For the Whittington Hospital maternity antenatal service please follow the link below and complete the online form; for the University College Hospital (UCLH) maternity antenatal service follow the link below and complete the downloaded form.

Better Lives – Drug & Alcohol Support (Islington)

Better Lives offers free and confidential support for individuals and families affected by drug and alcohol problems.

They are based in three locations:

  • 99-101 Seven Sisters Road, N7 7QP – 020 3317 6099 309
  • Gray’s Inn Road, WC1X 8QS – 020 3317 6650 28b
  • King Henry’s Walk, N1 4NX – 020 3317 7277

Email: [email protected]

Dietician self-referral (Islington)

You can self-refer to the Nutrition and Dietetic Service by completing the online form linked below.

Leaflets and further advice on nutrition and dietetics can be found at

For appointment queries please call: 0203 316 1111/1600.

Get Back on Track (Islington)

Get Back on Track is a local charity to help anyone who has been signed off from work due to their health.

They offer support and information for health and wellbeing, employment law and HR issues.

They can also advise on issues with housing, benefits and debt management.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0800 389 0177

iCOPE self-referral (Islington)

iCope is the local provider of NHS counselling, talking-therapies and psychology support.

You can self-refer for help by phone, or by visiting their website.

Phone: 020 3317 7252

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Islington Crisis Team on 020 3317 6333.

Kooth – Counselling for 13-19yrs (Islington)

Kooth is an online chat service for anyone aged 19 and under who has an Islington GP.

It is run by professional counsellors who are trained to help young people with any concerns with their mental health.

Staff are available online Mon-Fri 12pm-10pm and Sat-Sun 6pm-10pm.

To register with the service please visit their website:

Physio self-referral (Islington)

You can self-refer to physiotherapy by completing the online form linked below.

Please contact the Central Bookings team on 020 3316 1111 if you have not received an appointment letter 4 weeks after your referral.

The Whittington Hospital also have some self-help advice and videos, these are available here.

Podiatry self-referral (Islington)

You can self-refer to the Podiatry Service by completing the form available for download below.

Leaflets and advice about foot problems can be found at:

For appointment queries please call: 0203 316 1111/1600.

Sexual Health London (STI Screening)

Please follow the link below to organise your STI screening.

Sexual Health Screening Services (Islington)

You can book an appointment directly in the local sexual health service by following the link below.

If you have no symptoms you can request a home testing kit by following this link.

If you’re between the ages of 12-24yrs you can also go to the Brandon Centre, you can find further information via the link below.

SH:24 (STI Screening)

Please see below for a link to organise your STI screening.

Sleepio and Insomnia Support (Islington)

‘Sleepio’ is an online support and advice service that provide a personalised programme to improve your sleep.

To register with the service follow this link to their website.

The NHS choices website is also a good resource for tiredness, insomnia and sleep.

Smoking Cessation Advice (Islington)

To get help to stop smoking you can:

Call: 0203 633 2609
Text: Quit to 66777