Get the right care and support

Information about local NHS services helping you get the right help from the right person at the right time for your mental or physical health. This includes primary care, community, and hospital services as well as online support.

  • Self care

    Helping you take control of your health and wellbeing.

  • Pharmacy

    Community pharmacists are experts in the use of medicines and can clinically check, prepare and dispense prescription medicines for you. Some pharmacies open as late as 11pm.

  • NHS 111

    NHS 111 makes it easier for people to access health services and medical advice fast.

  • GP

    If you have an illness that won’t go away and isn’t life threatening, contact your GP surgery first to make an appointment.

  • Accident and Emergency

    Our Emergency Departments (A&E) are for serious and life-threatening conditions.

  • Minor Injuries Unit (Orsett)

    Urgent treatment centres provide medical help when it's not a life-threatening emergency. They can diagnose and deal with many of the common problems people go to A&E for.

  • Dentists

    Everyone in mid and south Essex should be able to access good-quality NHS dental support.

  • Sexual Health

    Sex is an important part of people’s lives and relationships. Therefore, it’s important that everyone can talk about sex and seek advice or help if they have any concerns.

  • Lifestyle Services

    Improve your health and wellbeing with our local lifestyle service.

  • Mental Health Services

    Find out how to access NHS mental health services in mid and south Essex and where to get urgent help.

  • Wellbeing support

    Getting help and support after a stay in hospital

  • Wheelchair services

    Local NHS wheelchair services provide wheelchairs and related accessories for people who have a long-term condition which affects their mobility for a period of six months or more.