In some circumstances you may be able to refer yourself to a specialist local health service without needing to see your GP first. Where this option is available we will list the details below:
Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
The Wellbeing Team (formally known as EPMHS) delivers Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) in Hertfordshire. The service provides psychological help for people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders.
You can refer yourself to the Wellbeing Team by completing their online self-referral form at the following link
Alternatively you can refer yourself by telephone or by emailing or posting a self-referral form.
This is not a substitute for seeing your GP if you are worried about how you are feeling. If you consider yourself unable to cope, please make an appointment with your GP or contact the out-of-hours mental health helpline on 01438 843322.
More information about the Wellbeing Team and the service they offer can be found on their webpage.
Pregnancy & Antenatal Care
When you first learn that you are pregnant, you can either self-refer to the Antenatal Clinic at Watford General Hospital (click here to self-refer) or make an appointment to see your GP who will refer you to the Antenatal Clinic at Watford General Hospital. Watford General Hospital will contact you to arrange your first antenatal appointment.
Throughout your pregnancy, your antenatal care will be organised by the Midwife Services. This care includes regular appointments with the midwife which will take place at your usual surgery.