COVID SWABS. Unfortunately GPs do NOT have access to covid testing, so please do NOT contact the surgery asking for a swab. These tests are run by the government and are ONLY accessible via the government website or by calling 119. Thank you.
Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have them.
Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.
Information about testing for coronavirus and what to do if you're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services during coronavirus.
Stowhealth will be holding ‘walk in’ flu jab clinics to vaccinate our 50-64 year olds.
Please attend according to the first letter of your surname on the following dates:
*Sunday 6th December 9am-1pm Surnames beginning A-F
*Sunday 13th December 10am-2pm Surnames beginning G-M
*Sunday 20th December 11am- 3pm Surnames beginning N-Z
You DO NOT need to contact us to book an appointment slot.
There is no need to rush - vaccinators will be available throughout the sessions
Please prepare to help us by:
· Not attending if you have symptoms of COVID-19 (new cough, temperature, loss of sense of smell +/- taste), a positive COVID swab result in the last 10 days or you are awaiting a COVID swab result. Also if you have had contact with someone with COVID symptoms or a positive swab.
· Wearing clothing that you can quickly and easily remove to expose your upper arm of choice. (Most people choose their non-dominant arm).
· Being prepared to wait in a socially distanced queue, some of which may be outside.
· Walking to the surgery if possible to free up space in our car park.
· Not attending if you have a severe allergy to eggs or any previous vaccinations.
Stowhealth has changed the way you can book your appointment with AskMyGP.
Save time and book online - no more queuing on the telephone! Just click on the askmyGP logo above.
Available 24 hours a day between Monday 8:00am until Friday 6:30pm and we respond during normal surgery working hours
We will usually get back to you within 2 hours (after 4:30pm it might be the next day)
You can request a particular doctor or nurse (so long as they’re working)
You can choose to be contacted by the surgery by telephone or secure message
If we need to see you we will usually give you an appointment the same day
You will need to register the first time you use askmyGP, but this can easily be done without any paperwork.
AskmyGP is available to all our patients, and you can use it to ask about your children or other people you care for (if they are registered with us).
Please note you will no longer be able to book a GP telephone appointment using the Systmonline appointment system after 7th January 2020.
For help on registering for the first time, click here for a short video
READ MORE ABOUT US
Weekdays: Monday - Friday 8am - 6:30pm
Weekends: Saturday 8:30 - 12:00 (prebooked appointments only)
Telephone lines closed.
Tel: 01449 776000
StowHealth Surgery, Violet Hill House, Violet Hill Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1NL
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org use for general and non-medical queries only- mailbox is usually checked once a day.