North Colchester Healthcare Centre
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Welcome to North Colchester Healthcare Centre

We are a flexible, family-friendly NHS doctor’s surgery. We are currently registering new patients and we also provide a walk-in service for minor illnesses and injuries for people who are not registered with our surgery.

We are open 7am-10pm, 365 days of the year. The North Colchester Healthcare Centre is based in the Primary Care Centre on Turner Road, Colchester, next to Colchester General Hospital. There is a regular bus service from the town centre and free parking on site.

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to attend as a walk-in patient after 8pm, you are advised to telephone the centre to check that we are still open for registrations as, on occasion, the service has to stop registration prior to 10pm due to excessive demand.


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Why choose us as your GP surgery?

Available all day, every day

We provide appointments all day, every day, from the early morning through to  evenings and weekends. We also have a range of healthcare professionals at the centre who can help you, from doctors and nurses to healthcare assistants.

Services to suit you

When you register as a patient with us you can take advantage of our full range of services. You can choose a male or female health professional – giving you complete confidence. You can also book same day appointments. These are released at 7am each day for non-routine issues. You can also book in advance to see a GP of your choice, and appointments can be booked up to four weeks in advance. We offer telephone consultations and have an online booking system and SMS text messaging service. To find out more, take a look at our full list of services for registered patients.

Choose us instead of A&E for minor illnesses and injuries

Our walk-in service at North Colchester Healthcare Centre is ideal if you need treatment for minor injuries and minor illnesses, saving you a trip to A&E. You do not need to be a registered patient at the surgery to use the service. Simply turn up and we will see you as soon as we can.

At North Colchester Health Centre we offer an x-ray facility offering instant results to all our walk-in centre patients. If the x-ray does not show a fracture, our specialists at the centre can offer advice and strapping, if needed. If the x-ray does however show a fracture, the patient will need to visit A&E for appropriate treatment.

To ensure we can deal with your health issue please visit our our walk-in service page for further details, or watch the video below.

Online Services - through SystmOnline

SystmOnline allows you to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view a summary of your medical record (allergies and medication) 

SystmOnline is also available as an app, which can be used on Apple devices (iPhones and iPads) and on Android devices (mobile phones and tablets). The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and from the Google Play Store. Simply click the relevant logo on the SystmOnline Login page.

Note: SystmOnline is only available from within the UK. You cannot access SystmOnline from abroad.

To Register for SystmOnline – two easy steps

  • Contact reception to request access to the online service. We can only give these details to you in person due to security reasons.
  • You will get a username and password, which you need to activate on the SystmOne website.

Online appointments

Patients can book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online. Find out more about online appointments.

Online prescriptions

Patients are able to order, view and print a list of repeat prescriptions or medicines and appliances online. Find out more about online prescriptions.

Online Summary Care Record

Patients can access their clinical record to view allergies and current medication.

We publicise and promote our online services to our practice patients through this website, practice waiting room leaflets, posters and the Patient Participation Group. Find out more about our Patient Participation Group.

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