The Beacon Health Group is OPEN and accepting new patients. We have changed the way we are working to allow us to stay operational and effective during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Please be advised our phone lines are very busy at this time due to the lines being used for telephone triage. Please try to use email to contact us where possible. Or alternatively try calling in the afternoon.
Reception - firstname.lastname@example.org
Prescriptions - email@example.com
Secretaries - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact the surgery by telephone to make an appointment. Do NOT come to the surgery. Most appointments will be telephone or video consultations in the first instance. If you need to be seen you will be invited to attend the surgery.
Dispensary (Danbury only)
The Dispensary is OPEN and medication can be collected. Please use card payment only.
The times for collecting medication are Monday to Friday 9am - 1pm and 3pm - 6.30pm.
Could we please ask where possible that you allow 72 hours for collection of prescriptions and medication.
Support and Services during Covid-19
We have been informed by the Alzheimer’s Society through their Dementia Support Workers (who are professionally trained) that they are making welfare calls to patients if you have any concerns then please call the Dementia Connect support line on 01245 260911 (Mon-Fri, 8.30am to 5.30pm).
Danbury Coronavirus Volunteer Group
Shopping and prescription collection
07395904761 or https://www.danburycorona.com/
Moulsham Coronavirus Support Service
Shopping, collection of items (not medication) and signposting to services
07517715393 or email@example.com
All Saints Church Springfield Support
Shopping, urgent supplies, posting mail or a friendly phone call
07544126990 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Essex Welfare Service
Medicine or food supplies
03003039988 or email@example.com
Supporting families through the current pandemic
01268 763631 or 07890861255 or Info@parents-aid.org.uk
For Urgent Mental Health Help
Call free on 116123 or www.everymindmatters.co.uk
Help for Older People
0800 470 80 90
Support for Older People
0800 678 1602
Essex Domestic Abuse Helpline
Live Well Link Well
Social Prescribing service that provides practical or emotional support of a non-medical nature
Community Support Maldon
Support to yourself (or someone else in need) if you are currently self-isolating or restricting your activities, regarding getting food and other supplies (including children's needs), prescriptions, pet care, local information or social contact.
Chelmsford Community Support
Support and Services
The Essex Map
The Essex Map is a free tool designed to bring our communities closer together by helping you to find the services, groups, and activities available in your area
As part of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, we have launched a series of free online courses to support people at home during this challenging time of social distancing.
Money and Mental Health
Money and Mental Health is an independent charity, committed to breaking the link between financial difficulty and mental health problems.
New 24-hour crisis mental health phone line
Dialling 111 and selecting the option for mental health crisis (option 2) will connect callers to staff at Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) who will provide immediate support and advice.
The service is for people aged 18 and over. Anyone under the age of 18 or family members of anyone under the age of 18 in crisis, should call North East London NHS Foundation Trust’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service on 0300 555 1201.
999 should still be used for anyone in need of treatment for serious or life-threatening physical health issues alongside a mental health crisis.
Extended Access Appointments
Mid Essex residents who need to see a GP or nurse on a weekday evening, Saturday or Sunday can now book an appointment by calling 01245 398055. (Phone line open on Saturday and Sunday for patients)
Appointments are available as follows:
- Monday to Friday 6.30pm - 8pm
- Saturday and Sunday 8am - 8pm
Consultations will usually take place via telephone or video call. If a face-to-face appointment is required, it will be at North Chelmsford Health Centre, Sainsbury's, 2 White Hart Lane, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 5EF.