Rivermead Gate Medical Centre

01245 348688

CLOSED Temporarily – Wood Street Surgery

01245 354732

Care & Support

Click on the pages below to find out further information and advice on your health and wellbeing.

Alcohol consumption

Please complete this short questionnaire so we can assess your alcohol consumption rate and offer you advice if necessary. For further information please visit the NHS website here

Are you entitled to free prescriptions?

NHS Help with Health Costs Some groups are automatically entitled to free NHS prescriptions. Others can apply for certificates that entitle them to free NHS prescriptions. Who gets help The ... [continue] Are you entitled to free prescriptions?


Asthma is a long-term condition for many people, particularly if it first develops when you’re an adult. If it developed in childhood, it sometimes goes away or improves during the teenage ... [continue] Asthma

Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call. Get the Be ... [continue] Be My Eyes

Bereavement support

Do you need additional bereavement support? We host a number of free bereavement support groups across mid-Essex for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Your nearest meetings are: ... [continue] Bereavement support

Cervical screening info

What is cervical screening? Cervical screening looks for a virus in the cervix. For a very small number of women the virus can be serious and cause cervical cancer. Why ... [continue] Cervical screening info

Children’s Healthier Eating

A healthy, balanced diet helps children achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and research shows children who stay a healthy weight tend to be fitter, healthier, better able to learn, ... [continue] Children’s Healthier Eating

Ear wax removal

Our Practice no longer offers ear wax removal on the NHS. This is something that can often be self-managed, however there are not many private providers offering this service. Please ... [continue] Ear wax removal

Essex Wellbeing Service Weight Loss Courses

Essex Wellbeing Service believe in helping people to #LoseWeightHappily. This consists of positive, motivational and educational solutions to help you lose weight for good. “We completely empathise that losing weight ... [continue] Essex Wellbeing Service Weight Loss Courses

Find your active

It’s time to celebrate movement! By finding the right activity, and having fun whilst doing it, will help you lead a healthy lifestyle, and it doesn’t matter what your age ... [continue] Find your active


Hay Fever, also known as Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, is an allergic reaction to pollens. The symptoms are like colds and other upper respiratory infections but do not disappear in the ... [continue] Hayfever

Health and wellbeing support

If you are looking for support with your wellbeing please contact Essex Wellbeing Service Call 0300 303 9988 or email [email protected] Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am – 7.00pm Saturday ... [continue] Health and wellbeing support

Healthy Start Vouchers

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk. If you’re eligible, you’ll ... [continue] Healthy Start Vouchers

Heart and Sole walks

Heart and Sole is a free health walk scheme, run by volunteers with support from Chelmsford City Sports Community Sport and Wellbeing Team. They run regular led walks all across ... [continue] Heart and Sole walks

Mental Health & Loneliness

Feeling lonely is something that all of us can experience at any point in our lives, which can have negative impacts on our health and wellbeing. There are lots of ... [continue] Mental Health & Loneliness

NHS talking therapies

Talking therapies, or psychological therapies, are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS practitioners. They can help with common mental health problems like stress, anxiety and ... [continue] NHS talking therapies

Physiotherapy self-referral

Provide’s physiotherapy self-referral for mid Essex is now live Provide CIC can now offer direct access to its community physiotherapy service via a new Smart Referral Platform. Offering access to ... [continue] Physiotherapy self-referral

Sleep hygiene

If you are having trouble sleeping there are simple steps you can take to ease those restless nights. Go to the NHS Every Mind Matters website here to find a ... [continue] Sleep hygiene

Trans and non-binary patients

Rivermead Gate Medical Centre works with LGBT Foundation’s Pride in Practice to ensure we achieve excellence in LGBT healthcare and successfully meet the needs of our LGBT patients. Please find ... [continue] Trans and non-binary patients

Your ethnicity

From time to time we may ask you your ethnicity as this is a very important issued for the NHS. Everyone belongs to a group so all our patients are ... [continue] Your ethnicity

Unsure which service to access?

If you are unsure of which NHS service to use if you need urgent or emergency medical help please follow the links below: NHS 111 service NHS 111 can help ... [continue] Unsure which service to access?

NHS Health A to Z

Look up information about different conditions and treatments using the NHS Health A-Z.  


NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone, tablet or computer. You can use the NHS app to: Order repeat ... [continue] NHS App

NHS Live Well

Please use the NHS links below for information and advice on healthy living.   

Find your NHS number

Your NHS number is a 10 digit number, like 485 777 3456. It is on any letter you receive from the NHS. You do not need to know your NHS ... [continue] Find your NHS number

Find NHS services near you

Are you in need of a local dentist, optician, or a pharmacy? Find an NHS service easily by entering your postcode below.

Health and Care Video library

There are lots of information and advice videos in the Health and Care Video library funded by the NHS. The videos are reviewed regularly by NHS clinicians to ensure they ... [continue] Health and Care Video library

Active Health from Chelmsford City Council

If your GP or Social Prescriber feels that being more active could help your physical or mental wellbeing, a referral from them will give you access to our facilities at ... [continue] Active Health from Chelmsford City Council

Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

Please follow this link to the Gov.uk website to make an application for a Blue Badge Your application can be made online, however you will need to upload documents as ... [continue] Apply for or renew a Blue Badge


Are you looking after or providing support for a relative friend or neighbour? Are you being helped or supported by a relative friend or neighbour? Your GP needs to know ... [continue] Carers