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List of Free STI Clinics

Where to go to get tested!


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Thanks to Dublin Aids Alliance, the following list of free STI/GUM clinics in Ireland is broken down by province. 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.

Testing in 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: Monday from 9am (Present at 8:00am for tickets), Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30pm (Present from 9:00am for tickets and return in the afternoon for the clinic)
  • Appointment service (must be referred by a GP): Fridays, 9am-1pm.
  • How much: Free of charge
  • Service for under 18s: Yes, but by appointment only.

Mater Misercordiae Hospital, Infectious Diseases Unit, Eccles Street, Dublin 7

  • Telephone: 01 8032063
  • By appointment only: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 1.45pm - 6pm
  • 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 12noon
  • 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.

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.

Leinster

Carlow District Hospital, 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, Block Rd, Portlaoise, Co Laois

  • Telephone:  086 8591273
  • By appointment only: Tuesdays 5:15 – 6.30pm
  • 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

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, Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-12:30pm, Wednesday 2pm-4.30pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Youth Health Services, Penrose House, Penrose Quay, Cork

  • Telephone: 021 4220490
  • Preferably by appointment: Tuesday & Friday 9am - 1pm
  • How much: Free of charge
  • For young people aged 21 and under

University Hospital Limerick, Dooradoyle, Limerick

  • Telephone: 061 482382
  • By appointment only: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am.  Thursdays 2pm
  • How much: Free of charge

Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Nenagh, Co Tipperary

  • Telephone: 061 482382
  • By appointment only: Wednesday 2:30pm
  • How much: Free of charge

South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

  • Telephone: 051 842646
  • By appointment only: Wednesdays 2pm.
  • 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 Regional Hospital, Tralee, Co Kerry

  • Telephone: 021 4966844
  • By appointment only: Every second Thursday
  • 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 8:50am
  • Appointments service: Monday 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
  • By appointment only: Tuesdays 9.30-1pm
  • 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

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
  • 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 & 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 & 4pm - 7pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:30am - 11:30am & 1:30pm - 4pm, Friday 9:30am - 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 (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 9am-12pm; Wednesday 3:30pm - 6:30pm & Friday 8:30am - 12pm
  • 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 Monday 9am to 12pm
  • How much: Free of charge

John Mitchell Place Health Centre, GUM Clinic, Hill Street, Newry, BT34 2BU, Co Down

  • 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 April 3rd, 2017
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