First you will be seen by a nurse practitioner who will assess your condition and direct you to the appropriate service. If they assess that you need to be seen in the UTC then you may be triaged or asked to take a seat in the waiting area. You will then be seen by either a doctor or nurse practitioner.
The centre is open between 8am and 8pm every day.
We treat patients for many minor injuries and conditions including:
- trauma wounds
- burns and scalds
- strains and sprains
- bites and stings
- suspected fractures
- foreign bodies
- coughs and chest infections
- ear, nose and throat infections
- skin problems and rashes
- emergency contraception
- stomach problems
- urinary infections
- eye infections
We also treat patients with minor illness
Clacton Hospital has a bus stop on Tower Road outside the hospital with services 4 and 4a running through it operated by Hedingham Buses. Westcliffe Theatre stop on Tower Road has services 134 and X76 operated by Hedingham Buses. For bus timetables and routes please visit the First bus website.
By community transport
Community transport schemes can help you to travel to the hospital. The services are for elderly and disabled people and for people in rural communities with no public transport.
Please visit Essex County Council’s website for more information.
By Non-Urgent Patient Transport Service (PTS)
PTS by car or ambulance is for patients whose physical or mental condition means that they are unable to travel in any other way and who require the skills of staff to support them during their journey.
Please visit the East of England Ambulance Service website for further information.
By car or motorbike
Leave the A12 at junction 29, following the signs for A120 Harwich and Clacton. Continue on the A120 for 5.1 miles then follow the left hand demerge lane onto the A133. Continue on the A133 into Clacton. The hospital is on Tower Road off Marine Parade. The easiest route to the hospital is via Wellesley Road, Pier Avenue, Rosemary Road and then into Tower Road.
Clacton-On-Sea Rail Station (CLT) is 0.9 miles from the hospital. The station does not have a taxi rank. The 4a and 8 buses run between the train station and Pier Avenue which is 0.4 miles from the hospital.
For train information and timetables please visit the National Rail Enquiries website.
For bus timetables and route please visit the First bus website.
Parking is free at Clacton Hospital.
- Visiting restrictions remain in place at the hospital to keep everyone safe during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.