How health works in Essex

Find out how health in Essex is divided up by area

Healthcare in Essex is divided up into Integrated Care Boards (ICB).  Each ICB has a community health provider who provides the community health care in that area.   

Your GP will be in one of these areas. If you do not have a GP yet, search on the NHS website.

When your GP looks at how to best help you, they might look at specialist services in your local ICB.

Mid and South Essex ICB

This area includes:

  • Braintree, Chelmsford and Maldon
  • Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock
  • Southend, Castle Point, Rochford

Mid and South Essex ICB website

Provide CIC provide the community health care services in Chelmsford, Braintree and Maldon. Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is the provider for Castle Point, Rochford, Basildon and Braintree.

Suffolk and North East Essex ICB

This area includes:

  • Colchester
  • Tendring

Suffolk and North East Essex ICB website

HCRG Care Group provide the community health care services in North East Essex.

Hertfordshire and West Essex ICB

This area includes:

  • Epping Forest
  • Harlow
  • Uttlesford

Hertfordshire and West Essex ICB website

HCRG Care Group provide the community health care services in North East Essex. 

Children's and Adolescent's Mental Health Service (SET CAMHS)  

The North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT), in partnership with HCRG Care Group, provide the Southend, Essex and Thurrock Children's and Adolescent's Mental Health Service (SET CAMHS) service.