Telephone System Upgrade (5th & 6th June)

On Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th June we shall be upgrading our telephone system. This is a requirement as part of the GP contract. We may have some disruption to our services during this time so please do bear with us.We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Polden Medical Centre Team

Self Referral

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.

My Pregnancy

The first thing to do when you find yourself pregnant is to complete an online self-referral form. Your referral is received immediately via the maternity admin team for processing. A midwife will contact you within two weeks to arrange your first appointment, which will be between 8-10 weeks. Maternity services are provided in Taunton and Yeovil in a number of locations including our main Musgrove Park maternity unit, Mary Stanley midwifery led birth unit at Bridgwater Community Hospital.

SASP Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership – Health Coaching

SASP Health and Wellbeing Coaching service supports people with long term conditions to access physical activity in order to promote and protect their health. If you are living with a long term health condition, at risk of diabetes or just ready to take control of your health, our team of Health and Wellbeing Coaches can give you the support you need to make healthy changes to your lifestyle. Appointments are available in the practice
01823 653990

Somerset Mental Wellbeing Service

We aim to support individuals across Somerset to improve and maintain their mental wellbeing through access to community resources and opportunities.
01823 255917

Somerset Talking Therapies

Somerset Talking Therapies is an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service. We offer emotional and psychological support to anyone – aged over 18 and registered with a Somerset GP – who is feeling anxious or depressed.

Somerset Wide Integrated Sexual Health Service

SWISH (Somerset-Wide Integrated Sexual Health Service) offers free confidential testing and treatment for all sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and offers a full range of contraception. SWISH is open to all ages including under 16’s.
0300 124 5010

Somerset Drug & Alcohol Service

We provide free, confidential treatment and support across Somerset to anyone who is experiencing difficulties with their substance use or is affected by someone else's.
0300 303 8788 We're available 24/7 for enquiries

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

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.