If you need to find a GP in Bury St Edmunds, you can be seen by a doctor at the Swan Surgery. We guarantee you will be offered an appointment with a doctor or nurse within 2 working days, though it may sometimes take a little longer to arrange an appointment if you want to see a specific person.
If you have a medical emergency, we guarantee that you will be seen by a doctor or nurse within 24 hours.
You don’t need to be registered with a doctor at the surgery
You can see a GP and be treated as a temporary NHS patient if you are:
- a visitor registered with a doctor elsewhere in the UK
- an overseas visitor from a country with a reciprocal healthcare arrangement with the UK
If you don’t qualify for NHS treatment or your treatment is not covered under the NHS, a doctor will see you as a private patient.
Find out more if you are a temporary or private patient.
You can obtain specialist treatments at the surgery
Preventative treatments and special clinics – among the specialist services available you can get a vasectomy, manage chronic diseases, protect against flu and seasonal diseases, obtain advice and immunisations before you travel, stop smoking and help to control your weight.
The type of medical professional you see will depend on the treatment you need.
Hate going to the doctor?
If you dislike doctors and surgeries, or are nervous about medical treatments, the Swan Surgery staff are trained to put you at your ease.