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Which free STI Clinics are open in Ireland?

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


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In response to the COVID-19 situation, the GUIDE Clinic at St James' Hospital is now closed. As they are part of the Infectious Disease department their staff resources are being used in response to COVID-19. Most of the other STI clinics and HIV services around the country are now also closed. 

Treatment clinics for HIV, STIs and Hepatitis are running at some level and the clinic you usually attend will be able to provide you with more information if you are currently receiving treatment. If you have an upcoming appointment, you will be contacted and informed when and how to get your medication.

Below we have updated which of the other STI clinics have closed due to the pandemic. Please contact your local STI Clinic before going or making an appointment to find out if they have closed. 

For further information you can contact the HSE HIV and Sexual Health Helpline: 

  • Telephone: 1800 459 459
  • Email: helpline@hse.ie

If you are a free sexual health service in Ireland and would like to have your details updated on our list please email rebekah@spunout.ie.

Free STI clinics open in Ireland during COVID-19 pandemic 

Carlow District Hospital, STI Clinic (Restricted Service)

  • During COVID-19 Pandemic: Only offering appointments to people with symptoms or to those who have had sexual contact with someone with a known STI
  • Telephone: 051 842646
  • By appointment only: Tuesdays 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • How much: Free of charge

HIV testing, Nassau Clinic, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

  • Free HIV testing every Sunday
  • Arrive 5 minutes before your pre-booked time (you will be there for around 10 minutes)
  • All surfaces will be disinfected before and after each consultation
  • Testing is confidential and there is no waiting room, so you will be brought straight to the consultation room
  • Book your time slot online

Portlaoise STI Clinic, Outpatients Department, Midlands Regional Hospital (Restricted Service)

  • During COVID-19 Pandemic: STI Testing & Services are restricted
  • PrEP: Continuation of care to current service users only
  • Telephone support available 10am to 2pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Phone: 086 859 1273

University Hospital Limerick (Restricted Services)

  • During COVID-19 Pandemic: They will be providing two urgent STI clinics per week, including for extended PrEP prescriptions
  • Telephone: 061 482382

Waterford Regional Hospital (Restricted Service)

  • During COVID-19 Pandemic: Only offering appointments to people with symptoms or to those who have had sexual contact with someone with a known STI
  • PrEP clinics cancelled
  • PEP will be available through the clinic or the Emergency Department for out of hours
  • Telephone support: 051 842 646 – leave a message with staff for a doctor/nurse callback

Youth Health Services, Cork

  • By appointment only
  • During COVID-19 Pandemic: Appointments are available to people with symptoms or to those who have had sexual contact with someone with a known STI
  • Telephone 076-108-4150 if you have a query or if you wish to make an appointment

List of free STI clinics in Ireland closed during COVID-19 pandemic

Dublin

HIV Ireland

  • Twice-monthly Testing Services cancelled until further notice
  • Telephone Support: 01 873 3799

St. James’s Hospital, GUIDE Clinic

  • STI testing clinics and PrEP clinics are closed until further notice
  • If you have an appointment at the HIV or Viral Hepatitis Clinic you will be contacted by text about when to collect your medication

Mater Misericordiae Hospital, STI Clinic

  • All routine STI services, including asymptomatic screening, cancelled
  • PrEP Clinic services are cancelled. PEP can be dispensed via the Mater Hospital
    Emergency Department
  • People with urgent symptoms can call either 01 803 2063 (hospital-based service)
  • Or 087 406 9811 (community-based service)

Beaumont Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases

  • Walk-in HIV testing services closed until further notice
  • Telephone support available at 01 809 3006

Gay Men’s Health Service Clinic, Meath Primary Care Centre

  • STI testing clinics and PrEP clinics are closed until further notice

Rapid HIV testing cancelled at: 

  • Outhouse LGBT Community Centre
  • PantiBar
  • The Boilerhouse

  • The George Bar

Leinster

Student Medical Centre at IT Carlow 

  • Closed until further notice

Louth County Hospital, GUM Clinic

  • STI testing clinics are closed, but may have some restricted services if needed
  • Clinic appointments: 086 824 1847

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda

  • Closed until further notice 

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

  • Closed until further notice 

Munster

Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Ennis

  • STI testing clinics and services closed until further notice

South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork 

  • STI Testing clinics and services closed until further notice

Cork Institute of Technology STI screening service 

  • Closed until further notice

Sexual Health Centre, Rapid HIV Testing, Cork 

  • Rapid HIV Testing Service suspended until further notice

GOSHH, Rapid HIV Testing, Limerick 

  • Closed until further notice 

Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Nenagh, Co Tipperary 

  • STI testing clinics and services closed until further notice

South Tipperary General Hospital

  • STI testing clinics and services closed until further notice

Tralee General Hospital

  • STI Testing clinics and services closed until further notice

Connaught

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

  • All Sexual Health services closed
  • HIV treatment and care services ongoing for current service users

Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co Galway

  • STI clinics closed until further notice

Mayo General Hospital, Humbert Way

  • STI clinics closed until further notice

Sligo Regional Hospital, GUM Clinic

  • STI Testing clinics and services closed until further notice

Ulster

Letterkenny General Hospital, GUM/STI Clinic

  • STI Testing clinics and services closed until further notice

Monaghan General Hospital, GUM Clinic, Outpatients Dept

  • STI Testing clinics and services closed until further notice

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Published Octo­ber 24th2013
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