Self referral Services

Pharmacy First and Minor Injuries

Pharmacy First is a service in which your local pharmacy can provide assessment, advice, treatment and referrals for many minor illnesses as well as uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women aged 16-65 yrs and for minor skin infections such as impetigo for those over 2 years old.

Please check the list of exclusions below.  If you fall into any of these categories, please make an appointment to see your GP as normal:

Urinary tract infection service exclusion criteria:

  • Male
  • Women under 16 yrs or over 65 years
  • Patients on prophylactic antibiotics for urinary tract infections
  • Patients who are severely unwell e.g. back pain, fever
  • Patients with more than three urinary tract infections in the last 12 months
  • Patients who are confused
  • Patients who are dehydrated
  • Patients with a catheter
  • Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Patients with vaginal discharge
  • Patients with blood in the urine
  • Diabetic patients

Impetigo service exclusion criteria:

  • Children under 2 years old
  • Patients with more than one site of infection
  • Patients who have been infected more than once in 3 months
  • Patients with other skin conditions at the site of the infection

Speak to your local pharmacist for more information.

Minor Injuries Unit - Stobhill Hospital

The Minor Injuries Unit at Stobhill Hospital is open every day from 9am until 9pm.

Call NHS 24 on 111 for an appointment.   

Who should go to the Minor Injuries Unit?
The unit can treat a range of minor injuries such as cuts, sprains, burns, and minor or possible fractures. 

The units are run by highly experienced Emergency Nurse Practitioners who will assess and either treat a minor injury or, if they find a more serious problem, arrange for you to be transferred to the appropriate department or clinician.

Children should be taken to The Children's Hospital, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.  Open 9am - 9pm daily.

DO NOT GO to the Minor Injuries Unit for gynaecological or pregnancy problems, alcohol or drugs issues, severe allergic reactions, chest pain, breathing problems, or collapse.


Maternity Services

To self-refer to Maternity Services please call 0141 347 8422 or click here to do so online.

Mental Health/Counselling Services

Local service for counselling include:

- Lifelink - telephone 0141 552 4434  or contact online

- Primary Care Mental Health Team -0141 211 8450 

If you need to speak to someone immediately about your mental health please call NHS 24 on 111 or Samaritans on 116 123 

Physiotherapy Service

You do not need to see GP for physiotherapy referral. Please complete a self-referral form (click on link) this can be submitted online or posted to your local physiotherapy department. Please see the NHS GGC webpage for more information about physiotherapy and self help advice. 


Patients can self refer to the Podiatry department for any new problems. You do not need to see your doctor to be referred unless you are housebound and need to be referred to the domiciliary service. 

  • Podiatry Appointment Line: 0141 201 1270 Monday to Friday 09:30 to 16:30.

Hearing Aid Services 

Patients can contact their local Hospital Service directly for the following:

  • Lost Hearing Aids
  • Repairs and Batteries
  • New Ear Moulds
  • Counselling for problems with Hearing Aids
  • If previously fitted with a NHS hearing aid.

Contact numbers are as follows:

  • Gartnavel Hospital: 0141 211 3054
  • Glasgow Royal Infirmary: 0141 211 5062
  • Stobhill Hospital: 0141 201 3009

Hear to Help Glasgow

If you wear an NHS hearing aid, there is a drop in service in Possilpark Health & Care Centre on the last Monday of every month from 2-4pm.  They can help with

  • Replacing ear mould tubing
  • cleaning
  • supplying batteries
  • advice and support

Upcoming dates:- to be confirmed.             Telephone: 0141 341 5358

Stop Smoking Services

The Stop Smoking Service is operating a telephone only service at the moment due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19).  You can them on 0141 232 2110 to stop smoking with their support. 

Normally, Stop Smoking support sessions are held at the following venues:

  • Woodside Health Centre - Mondays, 9.10am - 1pm
  • Possilpark Health & Care Centre - Tuesdays, 12-4pm
  • Maryhill Health & Care Centre - Tuesdays, 10am - 2pm
  • Milton Medical Centre - Wednesdays, 2-5pm 

Phone 0141 232 2110 to book a place or just go along.

For more information, call 0800 84 84 84 or visit the Stop Smoking website at

Dental Services

If you are registered with a dentist and you feel you have a dental need, in normal working hours, you should contact your dentist on their usual number. They can provide advice, antibiotics or analgesia.
If you are currently a patient attending Glasgow Dental Hospital for specialist dental services and are experiencing dental issues that cannot wait at this time, please contact  0141 211 9730 or 0141 211 9607
Outside normal working hours and at weekends, if feel you have an EMERGENCY dental need, please contact NHS24 on 111.
If you are not registered with a dentist and have an EMERGENCY dental need, you should contact the Emergency Dental Treatment Centre on 0141 232 6323 during working hours and NHS24 on 111 out with normal working hours and at weekends. A walk in service is not available at this time.

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