Covid 19 information

We understand these are worrying and challenging times for all. Our staff are working extremely hard to meet our patient needs. We want to ensure the safety of both our patients and staff and for this reason we are not accepting any walk ins to the Surgery. All appointments must be made via phone. We want to reassure our patients we are still here for you and to contact us if you have any concerns or worries whether they be Covid related or not.

Telephone calls: We have two incoming call lines into the Surgery. During this time they are extremely busy and staff are under pressure . We appreciate the ongoing patience and understanding of all our patients at this time.  If you are unable to get through please keep trying.

Appointments: We are here for you. If you Wish to make an appointment telephone the Surgery and we can arrange for a doctor to phone you back. All appointments must be made via phone. No walk ins will be seen. 

Prescription orders: Prescriptions can be ordered via phone and sent directly to most chemists in Sligo town.  If you have asked for your script to be sent to a chemist please check with your chemist before contacting the Surgery as this can often tie up the phone lines and prevent others from getting through. Alternatively your chemist may be able to order on your behalf or you can post your order form directly to the Surgery. We will try our best to accommodate you any way we can.

Blood test:  If you feel you require a blood test please contact the Surgery to discuss with our nurse or GP.

Smear testing: Cervical smear testing will resume on a phased basis from the 7th July. Cervical check will write to woman on a priority basis. Once you recieve a letter of invitation you can make an appointment with the nurse. Please do not make an appointment if you have not received a letter from Cervical check.  For most up to date information visit the cervical check website here 

Childhood immunisations: The nurse is still taking appointments for Childhood vaccines. If you wish to discuss your options before making an appointment we can arrange for a nurse to contact you.

Certificate orders: Certificates can be ordered via phone. For Covid 19 certificate guidelines visit the department of social protection website.

Pregnant women: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding our doctors and nurses are here for you. You can book a consultation with the nurse or we can arrange for a GP to contact you.

Covid results:  If you are referred for testing you will be contacted with your results before your GP receives them. If you have any enquiries about when you will receive your results contact HSE live on 1850 24 1850

Advice for attending your appointment during the Covid 19 outbreak

 

Wear a face mask or face covering (eg scarf) when attending 

Only one adult to attend per appointment

The front door of the Surgery is closed. Ring the doorbell upon arrival.

****If you experience COUGH (OF ANY KIND) OR FEVER  you must inform a member of staff by phone PRIOR to your appointment ***

General links and advice

For advice on “cocooning” click here 

For advice on self isolation and restricted movements click here   

For further advice on self isolation and advice for persons sharing a house with somebody who is self isolating click here  

For up to date social welfare and illness benefit guidelines visit the department of Social Protection webiste here

For up to date information from the HSE click here 

For guides and cartoons for children click here 

For general advice for pregnant women click here

For local information visit Sligo county council website here

For information and support managing mental health during the pandemic contact your GP or visit Aware.ie or text 50808 

For up to date information and guidelines visit Gov.ie 

For tips on staying active and exercising at home visit Sligo Sport and recreation partnership  website or click here