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List of free STI clinics in Ireland

Find out where you can get a free STI test in Ireland


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Getting an STI test is a fast and easy process, and it doesn't have to cost you a thing. There are a number of free STI clinics around Ireland where you can get tested. If you're feeling nervous about getting an STI test, read about what to expect at an STI clinic.

Bear in mind that the below list is for free testing; there are clinics, GP services and college health services that provide STI testing at a cost which can vary depending on what you're being tested for. So make sure to ask about cost in advance.

Thanks to HIV Ireland, the following list of free STI clinics in Ireland is broken down by province.

Location:

Dublin

HIV Ireland, 70 Eccles Street, Dublin 7

  • Telephone: 01 873 3799
  • Website: www.hivireland.ie
  • Walk-in clinic: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
  • How much: Free of charge

St. James’s Hospital, GUIDE Clinic, James’s Street, Dublin 8

  • Telephone: 01 4162315 / 4162316 
  • Website: www.guideclinic.ie
  • Walk-in clinic: All tickets allocated at 8am. Arrive at 8am to get a ticket and return later for your appointment.
    • STI clinic: Monday morning, 9:30am (arrive at 8am for your ticket), Tuesday afternon, 1:30pm (arrive at 8am for your ticket and return later), Thursday afternoon 1:30pm (arrive at 8am for your ticket and return later)
    • No symptoms STI Clinic: Monday morning, 9:30am (arrive at 8am for your ticket), Tuesday morning, 8:30am (arrive at 8am for your ticket), Thursday morning, 9:30am (arrive at 8am for your ticket)
  • Appointment service (must be referred by a GP): Fridays from 8:30am
  • Service for 20 years and under: Thursday from 10am, by appointment only.

  • How much: Free of charge

Mater Misercordiae Hospital, STI Clinic, Eccles Street, Dublin 7

  • Telephone: 01 8032063
  • By appointment only: Monday - Wednesday from 1.30pm - 4:30pm. 
  • How much: Free of charge

Beaumont Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases, Beaumont, Dublin 9

  • Telephone: 01 8093006
  • Walk-in clinic or appointment: Thursday 10am to 12 noon
  • How much: Free of charge
  • HIV Testing only

Gay Men’s Health Service Clinic, Baggot Street Hospital, 18 Upr Baggot St, Dublin 4

  • Telephone: 01 6699553  SMS: 087 9410934
  • Website: www.gmhs.ie
  • Walk-in clinic or appointment: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings - doors open 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • How much: Free of charge
  • Clinic for gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men.
  • Contact the clinic to find out about Foreign Language Interpretation Services, ISL interpreters, and wheelchair access.

Outhouse LGBT Community Centre, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1.

  • Telephone: 01 873 4999
  • Website: www.outhouse.ie
  • Walk-in clinic: 3rd Saturday of every month 1:30pm to 3:00pm.
  • How much: Free of charge
  • Clinic for gay and bisexual men, and men who have sex with men.

Rapid HIV Testing in Dublin:

Free rapid HIV testing for gay and bisexual men and men who have sex with men.

All services are walk-in onlue, no appointment needed. For more information contact HIV Ireland on 01 873 3799

  • PantiBar, 7-8 Capel Street, Dublin 1. Saturday and Sunday, 4:30pm - 6:30pm.
  • The Boilerhouse, 12 Crane Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Every Sunday from 5pm - 8pm.

  • The George Bar, 89 South Great George's Street, Dublin 2. Every Tuesday from 8pm - 10pm.

Leinster

Carlow District Hospital, STI Clinic, Athy Road, Carlow

  • Telephone: 051 842646
  • By appointment only: Tuesdays 12.30pm 2.30pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Portlaoise STI Clinic, Outpatients Department, Midlands Regional Hospital, Dublin Rd, Portlaoise, Co Laois

  • Telephone:  086 8591273
  • By appointment only: Tuesdays 5:15 – 7pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

  • Telephone: 086 416 9830
  • By appointment only: Thursdays 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Louth County Hospital, GUM Clinic, Outpatients Dept, Dublin Rd, Dundalk, Co Louth

  • Telephone: 086 8241847
  • By appointment only: Tuesdays 2pm-5pm and Fridays 1.30pm -4.30pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co. Louth

  • Telephone: 086 824 1847
  • By appointment only: 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, 9:00am to 11:30am
  • How much: Free of charge

The Red Door Project, St. Mary's School Convent, Dublin Rd, Drogheda, Co. Louth

  • Telephone: 01 873 3799 (HIV Ireland)
  • Opening hours: Third Wednesday of every month, 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • How much: Free of charge
  • Free HIV and STI testing

Munster

Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Ennis, Co Clare.

  • Telephone: 061 482382
  • By appointment only: Monday 9:30am
  • How much: Free of charge

South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Old Blackrock Road, Cork

  • Telephone: 021 4966844
  • By appointment only: Monday - Thursday, 9am-12:30pm, Wednesday 2pm-4.30pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Youth Health Services, Penrose House, Penrose Quay, Cork

  • Telephone: 076 1084150
  • Appointment only for ages 21 and under: Tuesday 2pm – 5pm & Friday 9am – 1pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Sexual Health Centre, Rapid HIV Testing, 16 Peters Street, Cork

  • Telephone: 021 427 6676
  • Website: www.sexualhealthcentre.com
  • Free Rapid HIV testing available for men who have sex with men.
  • Telephone for information or email info@sexualhealthcentre.com

University Hospital Limerick, Dooradoyle, Limerick

  • Telephone: 061 482382
  • By appointment only: Tuesday and Thursday 9am. Also available on some Fridays at 9am.
  • How much: Free of charge

GOSHH, Rapid HIV Testing, Redwood Place, 18 Davis Street, Limerick

  • Telephone: 061 314 354
  • Website: www.goshh.ie
  • Free Rapid HIV testing available for men who have sex with men.

  • Telephone for information or email info@goshh.ie

Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Nenagh, Co Tipperary

  • Telephone: 061 482382
  • By appointment only: Wednesday 2:00pm
  • How much: Free of charge

South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

  • Telephone: 051 842646 (This will put you through to Waterford Regional Hospital who you can book your appointment through)
  • By appointment only: Alternate Wednesdays, 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Waterford Regional Hospital, Waterford City,

  • Telephone: 051 842646
  • By appointment only: Mondays 9am-11am and 2pm-3.30pm. Tuesday to Friday, 9am-11am
  • How much: Free of charge

Tralee General Hospital, Tralee, Co Kerry

  • Telephone: 021 4966844
  • By appointment only: Every second Thursday at 11:30am
  • How much: Free of charge

Connaught

University College Hospital, Infectious Disease Clinic, Newcastle Road, Galway

  • Telephone: 091 525 200
  • Walk in Clinic: Wednesday and Friday 9am
  • Appointments service: Monday and Wednesday from 2pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Portiuncla Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co Galway

  • Telephone: 090 9648372
  • By appointment only: Thursday 2pm-5pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Mayo General Hospital, Humbert Way, Castlebar, Co Mayo

  • Telephone: 094 9021733 (3pm-5pm Monday - Friday, and Tuesday mornings)
  • By appointment only: Tuesdays 9.30-1pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Mayo University Hospital, Westport Road, Co Mayo

  • Telephone: (094) 9021733
  • Walk-in clinic: Tuesdays 9am-11am
  • How much: Free of charge

Sligo Regional Hospital, GUM Clinic, The Mall, Co Sligo

  • Telephone: 071 9170473
  • By appointment only: Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Ulster

When phoning numbers in Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland, use area code (048).

Letterkenny General Hospital, GUM/STI Clinic, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

  • Telephone: 074 9123715
  • By appointment only: Thursday 5.30pm to 9pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Monaghan General Hospital, GUM Clinic, Outpatients Dept, Monaghan, Co Monaghan

  • Telephone: 086 8241847
  • By appointment only. Tuesday 9am to 12:30pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Royal Group Hospital, GUM Clinic, Level 3 Outpatients Dept, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BA

  • Telephone: 028 9063 6477/6483 (048 from ROI)
  • By appointment only: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 9am.
  • How much: Free of charge

The Rainbow Project, LGBT Centre, 1st Flr, Old Memorial Hse, 9 -13 Waring Street, Belfast

  • Telephone: 028 9031 9030 for an appointment (048 from ROI)  
  • Website: www.rainbow-project.org
  • How much: Free of charge

The Rainbow Project, in partnership with the Royal GUM clinic, organise free, confidential sexual health testing and support clinics at various community venues:

  • The Rainbow Project’s offices at the LGBT Centre
  • Pipeworks Sauna, Belfast
  • Outside Sauna, Belfast
  • Cage Sauna, Derry
  • Altnagelvin, Londonderry

  • Foyle LGBT Centre

  • Ballymena

  • The clinics operate a walk-in service (no appointment necessary). Check www.rainbow-project.org for scheduled dates/times.

Portadown Health and Care Centre Clinical Zone, Ground Floor, Tavanagh Ave, Portadown, Armagh

  • Telephone: 028 3083 4215 (048 from ROI)
  • By appointment only: Nurse-led clinic on Tuesday 9am to 4pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Causeway Hospital, GUM Clinic, Outpatients Department 2, 4 Newbridge Road, Coleraine, BT52 1HS

  • Telephone: 028 7034 6028 / 7872 (048 from ROI)
  • Walk in clinic: Tuesday evenings, register by 5pm and Friday afternoons, register by 1:30pm
  • Appointments services: Nurse-led clinic Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:30am - 12pm and 1:30pm - 4:30pm and Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Anderson House, Glenshane Road, Derry BT47 1SB

  • Telephone:  028 7161 1269 (048 from ROI)
  • By appointment only: Monday 9:30am - 11:30am, Tuesday 9:30am - 11:30am, Wednesday 9:30am - 11:30am & 1:30pm - 4pm, Friday 9:00am - 11:30am
  • How much: Free of charge for residents of the North. People coming from the Republic of Ireland would be charged £205.

Tyrone County Hospital, Sexual Health Clinic, Outpatients Dept, Omagh, BT79 0AP

  • Telephone: 028 8283 3189 or contact the GUM Clinic in Altnagelvin Hospital on 028 7161 1269 (048 from ROI)
  • By appointment only: Wednesday 1pm - 6pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Downe Hospital, Sexual Health Clinic, Outpatients Dept, 2 Struell Wells Road, Downpatrick, BT30 6RL

  • Telephone: 028 4483 8133 (048 from ROI)
  • By appointment only: Monday 8:30am-12:30pm; Wednesday 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Bangor Community Hospital, Castle Street, Bangor

  • Telephone: 028 4483 8133 (048 from ROI)
  • By appointment only: Nurse-led clinic on Fridays 8:30am - 2pm
  • How much: Free of charge

John Mitchell Place Health Centre, GUM Clinic, Hill Street, Newry

  • Telephone: 028 3083 4215 (048 from ROI)
  • By appointment only: Monday 2pm – 5:30pm; Wednesday & Friday 9am - 12:30pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Remember: The age of sexual consent in Ireland is 17. If you're over 16, you can consent to medical treatment including any treatment or tests needed.

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Published October 24th, 2013
Last updated February 13th, 2018
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