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Saxmundham enjoys a wealth of services for the whole community.
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Health Services

• Additional health services and clinics are provided by Suffolk County Council Community Services at the County Buildings, Street Farm Rd.
• The Co-op Pharmacy in the High Street is open until 6.00pm on weekdays.

Saxmundham has a GP practice and surgery serving the town and surrounding villages. There is also a dentist practice, an optician, and veternary practice.

Saxmundham Health Group

Dr. J. S. Havard and Partners
The Surgery,
Lambsale Meadow,
North Entrance,
Saxmundham, IP17 1AS
Tel: 01728 602022 (reception)
Tel: 01728 602648 (dispensary)

Opening hours:  
Monday to Friday 0830 - 1900
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Out of hours health advice and emergency treatment is provided by Suffolk Doctors on Call, SDOC and nhs direct.

See the News section for information about the new 'one-stop' health centre being proposed for Saxmundham.


Aldeburgh & District Community Hospital, Park Road, Aldeburgh. Tel: 01728 452778.

Ipswich Hospital (, including standard NHS health services and clinics, A&E and Maternity.

Suffolk Coastal Primary Care Trust

Suffolk Coastal Primary Care Trust ( came into existence out of the former Suffolk Health Authority, on 1 April 2002. It has responsibility for 14 GP practices and 3 community hospitals in this area.

Other health services

Suffolk Doctors On Call (SDOC) ( SDOC provides an out of hours health advice and treatment service for patients in Suffolk. It is co-operatively owned and run by the GPs in the area. For the majority of patients the consultation will either be conducted over the telephone or the patient will be invited to attend the local out of hours centre to see the doctor. To contact SDOC out of hours phone the Saxmundham surgery, Tel: 602022.

NHS Direct (, Tel: 0845 4647 (24 hours). NHS Direct provides confidential advice on what to do if you or your family are feeling ill, and they can put you in touch with local healthcare services, such as doctors (e.g. SDOC, see below), dentists or late night opening pharmacies. The 'NHS Direct self-help guide' is a very useful guide to diagnosing most common symptoms, and is particularly useful if you have children. The guide is also available online.

Department of Health (


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