For most issues regarding sexual health, patients can self refer to Sandyford services by phoning 0141 211 8130.
The Frequently Asked Questions below are to assist you further. The professional helpline can also offer clinical advice or guidance.
People can self-refer to the following Sandyford Services:
Sandyford Counselling and Support Services by phoning 0141 211 6700
Gender Identity Services by phoning 0141 211 8137
Menopause clinic by phoning 0141 211 8130
Sexual problems service by phoning 0141 211 8130
People who have been sexually assaulted within the last 7 days can phone Archway on 0141 211 8175
Women with an unplanned pregnancy should phone our TOPAR service on 0141 211 8620
You are able to refer patients on their behalf, by phoning the professional helpline on 0141 211 8646. An experienced sexual health nurse will be available to discuss a suitable appointment. If the patient needs to be seen urgently this will be arranged within 2 working days.
Written referrals are preferred for patients with complex needs and essential for those for whom you wish to be seen in the GUM complex or medical gynaecology services, including ultrasound. Without a written referral patients will be appointed to generic integrated sexual and reproductive health clinics for assessment. You can ensure they are seen in the right clinic by giving us as much information as possible, by phone or by referral.
Referrals are vetted frequently so urgent referrals can be sent via SCI Gateway, but a call to
the professional helpline 0141 211 8646 will help to get your patient’s needs met most quickly.
You can refer any patient via the SCI Gateway. All referrals received in this way are reviewed on a regular basis by a member of the medical team and the most appropriate appointment is sent out to the patient. This is the preferred method of written referral.
You can send a written referral by post and it will be reviewed on arrival, but this method is usually slower than a SCI referral and may result in a delay in your patient being seen.
Women with ‘lost threads’ of an intrauterine device may self refer and be appointed to an integrated clinic in the first instance; if you know those patients will need ultrasound scanning for location of device or if they are wishing removal of a device that has ‘lost threads’ you should make a written referral or phone the professional helpline.
Phone 0141 211 8646.
For people who have been raped or sexually assaulted within the last 7 days phone 01412118175.