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.

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?

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

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

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

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

Council Tax Exemptions & Discounts

Who has to pay? Please click here to go to the GOV.uk website to find out who has to pay Council Tax Am I entitled to a discount or exemption ... [continue] Council Tax Exemptions & Discounts

Diabetic patients – Healthy.io

As you know, as part of your annual diabetes review, urine testing is really important to look for signs of early kidney damage. We do this through a test test ... [continue] Diabetic patients – Healthy.io

Health & Wellbeing Coaches

Health and wellbeing coaches (HWBCs) will predominately use health coaching skills to support people to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become active participants in their care so that ... [continue] Health & Wellbeing Coaches

NHS Screening Programmes

Screening is a way of finding out if people have a higher chance of having a health problem, so that early treatment can be offered or information given to help ... [continue] NHS Screening Programmes