Health and wellbeing for children and young people with SEND

Universal services

Central Bedfordshire has a vast range of health services for children and young people aged 0-25 years including GPs, pharmacists, dental services, optometrists and hospital services - available to everyone based on the individual’s health needs.  To find your nearest GP, dentist or pharmacist, enter your postcode on the NHS Choices search page.

Children with special educational needs and disabilities can access these services directly without needing to go through any kind of referral. These services are known as ‘universal’ as they are available to everyone.

People aged 14 and over who have been assessed as having moderate, severe or profound learning disabilities, or people with a mild learning disability who have other complex health needs, are entitled to a free annual health check. Contact your GP to arrange an appointment.