Welcome to the Northgate Surgery

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Northgate Surgery

226 Pearse Park
Co. Louth

Tel: 041 983 9444

Fax: 041 980 2643


Updated: 24/3/2020

In those challenging times we would like to keep you as safe as possible - and unfortunately that includes trying to reduce face to face contact with us as much, as possible.

Please be patient with us as we try to adjust to this unprecedented situation.

Covid tests

Please note that criteria for test referral got stricter on 24/3/2020. We will not be able to refer all symtomatic patients for test.

Below Department of Health / HSE notification:
All patients who have not yet been swabbed and do not have an appointment for a test date will not now be tested. Such patients will be required to reengage with their GP and the GP will triage the patient again in accordance with the new case definition.
The Department and the HSE are of the view that in applying the WHO case definition and the prioritisation criteria this will allow for a focus on those in at risk populations and those at the highest risk of exposure.

Unfortunately we do not know where or when your test will be done. Public health does not tell us. Please await call from them.

Rescue packs

You might have received forwarded message about asking your GP for rescue packs. This is fake news, we do not do it. Please do not call requesting them, leave phone lines opened for sick patients who need to get through.

Sick notes

Welfare certs

If you wish to apply to the DEASP for Illness Benefit, please contact the surgery and we will arrange to send a cert to the DEASP for you. As part of your social welfare application, you must also complete IB1 Form (your part of the Benefit application). To obtain the form click to download and print at home, or call 1850 800024.

Those who have family member awaiting testing for Covid 19.

Person awaiting for test (or any symptomatic) should self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days from the start of their symptoms, the last 5 days of which they should be without fever.

If you live with someone who is symptomatic and is waiting for testing or test, you should restrict your movements for 14 days.

Read more here

When can I go back to normal activities?

Useful links:

See ICGP media statements here.

Dedicated HSE website

Self isolation also Patient Information Leaflet

Social Walfare

Citizens Information

Arthritis Ireland - especially for those on immunosupressing medications.

Asthma Society of Ireland