Sonning Common Health Centre

39 Wood Lane, Reading, RG4 9SW

Telephone: 0118 972 2188

Sorry, we're currently closed. Please call NHS 111

Refer Yourself

You can now self-refer for the following things:

  • Activity/exercise support
  • Alcohol and substance support services
  • Ear syringing
  • Hearing Aids
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sexual health services
  • Sick Notes
  • Smoking cessation help
  • Talking Therapies for Anxiety, Depression and PTSD
  • Weight loss help



Activity/Exercise support – Go Active Get Healthy

GO Active Get Healthy is a free project that aims to help people do more physical activity and exercise. Visit the Oxfordshire page for further information on activities, searching by postcode.



Alcohol & Drugs support service – Turning Point

Turning Point offers support to individuals in Oxfordshire from full-time, dedicated recovery hubs.

The Turning Point team know that drugs and alcohol can affect many areas of your life and successful treatment start with being there. The team get to know you as a person, to understand what it is that you need to help you turn your life around. They work closely with other organisations in the county to ensure that help is there when you need it.

For more information on the service click here.



Ear Syringing

We have stopped ear syringing for all patients except those who the hospital’s Ear, Nose & Throat department have requested it for or pre-referral to the Audiology (hearing) clinic. Patients can contact one of the following clinics to arrange ear syringing privately:

  • The Hearing Clinic, 25 Hart Street, Henley, 01491 577555
  • The Berkshire Independent Hospital, Reading, 0118 902 8000
  • The Oxford Hearing Centre, Eynsham Road, Oxford, 01865 861861
  • Leightons Opticians and Hearing Care, 12-14 Queen Victoria Street, Reading, 0118 959 0055. Or their branches in Woodley or Marlow.

Hearing Aids / Audiology (Aged over 55yrs)

All patients over the age of 55, can self-refer to the Royal Berkshire Hospital for Audiology/hearing aid appointments.

Please call: 0118 322 7238 – option 3

Patients aged under 55yrs will need a GP referral




You can now self-refer to NHS funded physiotherapy here

or via telephoning: 01865 634 336

Functional Physio run private clinics at the health centre. For more information visit their website: Functional Physio.



Sick Note Self-Certification

If this is your first sick note for this illness and you have been suffering with it for 7 days or less then you don’t need to see a doctor.

  • You can complete a self certification form yourself
  • Some employers do require a doctor’s sick note regardless
  • Many employers however have their own self-certification forms, but if they don’t you can print and fill out the form below.

Self certification sick form

Or download the form from this: Weblink


Talking Therapies (Depression, Anxiety (including health anxiety) and PTSD):

NHS Funded- Oxfordshire Talking Therapies

At Oxfordshire Talking Therapies the team work actively with people struggling with depression and anxiety, helping them move forward and recover using psychological therapies that work. For more information:

Private Counselling – Riverside Counselling

Riverside Counselling Service is a charity that provides affordable counselling and psychotherapy to adults and young people from the age of 12 who live in Henley-on-Thames, Wallingford, Berinsfield, Didcot and the surrounding areas. Their counsellors are all highly trained, committed practitioners. For further details please visit their website, Riverside Counselling.



Sexual Health

Sexual health is a very important aspect of everyone’s health. It is therefore important you don’t let your nerves hold you back from asking for help or advice.

There are a range of services provided by the NHS so that you can keep on top of your health.

For information on these please follow the link: Sexual Health Oxfordshire



Smoking Cessation

If you are a current smoker and would like advice on stopping, please see:


Speak to your local pharmacist.


Contact Smoke Free Life Oxfordshire



Weight Loss – Achieve Oxfordshire

Achieve Healthy Weight Loss Oxfordshire is delivered by a lifestyle provider Thrive Tribe, and funded by Oxfordshire County Council. They have partnered with leading weight loss providers to create free programmes that will help individuals achieve their goals. They also have valuable tools and skilled coaches to give encouragement throughout a weight loss programme. Click this link for more information.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    8-8.30am and 6-6.30pm - Emergencies only
  • Tuesday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    8-8.30am and 6-6.30pm - Emergencies only
  • Wednesday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    8-8.30am and 6-6.30pm - Emergencies only
  • Thursday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    8-8.30am and 6-6.30pm - Emergencies only
  • Friday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    8-8.30am and 6-6.30pm - Emergencies only
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
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