Out-Of-Hours GP Services Are Changing

We want to provide the right services at a time which is convenient for you. We’ve listened to feedback from people in our local area, and we are making changes to our out-of-hours appointments to deliver better services for you.

Self Referral

COVID-19
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.

Maternity Services and Care

If you have a positive pregnancy test and wish to have your baby under the care of Mid and South Essex Maternity Services, you can contact us directly by completing the antenatal self-referral form without the need to see your GP first. Please scroll to the Maternity Services -Online self-referral, then complete the online form.

Thurrock Health Visiting Team

We offer support, information and advice to parents with children within the Thurrock area from the antenatal stage (pre-birth) to the age of 5 years old.
0300 300 1999

Thurrock Sexual Health Service

We provide a free, confidential, non-judgemental service available to the people of Thurrock regardless of sex, age, ethnic origin and sexual orientation.
0300 303 9970

Mental Health Services

If you are stressed and routinely feeling anxious, tense or depressed and find that these feelings interfere with sleeping, eating, relationships or work, there are a range of services that can help.

Talking Therapies – Hertfordshire Partnership University

We use talking therapies to work with anxiety disorders and depression. Anxiety and depression are normal emotions which we all experience, but can sometimes become excessive or distressing. Conditions we treat include low mood, worry and sadness, stress and panic, and repetitive negative thoughts.

NeuroLove

We believe that young people are best placed to guide, support and empower their peers on issues relating to mental health and well being. Neurolove.org 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.