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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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Below we have updated which of the other STI clinics have closed due to the COVID-19 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.

DUBLIN AND LEINSTER

GUIDE Clinic (Service available with restrictions)

  • STI clinics: No walk-in service available at this time. The clinic is accepting referrals
    from GPs, other doctors and through the MPOWER outreach programme. Referrals
    are reviewed regularly and where necessary people are contacted to make an urgent
    appointment
  • PEP: No walk-in service available at this time. Referrals are being accepted from
    GPs, other doctors and through the MPOWER outreach programme. Where it is not
    possible to see people within the 72 hour window for PEP, attendance at the
    Emergency Department is recommended. The Emergency Department is currently
    providing full PEP course with referral to the GUIDE clinic for follow-up
  • PrEP: Current PrEP patients are being contacted and reviewed by telephone with
    clinic appointments as needed. New PrEP referrals are being accepted and phone
    clinic appointments are being provided
  • HIV and Viral Hepatitis clinics: Current patients are being contacted by text with
    arrangements for follow up. The clinic is accepting referrals from GPs, other doctors.
    New referrals are being offered appointments

In order to comply with social distancing measures and ensure the safety of patients
and staff it is important that people attend at their appointment time. 

  • The GUIDE reception phone is being covered Monday to Thursday from 8:30am 
    to 16:00pm and on Fridays from 8:30am to 13:00pm 
  • Telephone 01 4162315 or 01 4162316
  • Lines are busy and staff will work to deal with your query as quickly as possible
  • Requests to change existing appointment can be made by emailing guideappts@stjames.ie
  • Website will be updated regularly as restrictions are lifted, visit guideclinic.ie

Gay Men’s Health Service (GMHS) (CLOSED)

  • STI testing clinics and PrEP clinics are closed until further notice
  • Service users with routine appointments scheduled up to the end of June have been
    contacted by text to cancel the appointment
  • PrEP prescriptions and follow-up appointments have been sent out by post to
    current GMHS PrEP service users
  • Plans are currently being put in place to safely reopen the service in
    the near future, while taking account of COVID-19 restrictions and physical
    distancing

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (Limited Service available)

  • Routine STI services operating at a reduced capacity
  • Telephone 01 803 2063 for an appointment or to speak with a sexual health nurse
  • PEP is available via the Mater Hospital Emergency Department
  • PrEP Clinic: this service resumes on week of 29th June. Service users can email
    prep@mater.ie to access this service. Initial assessments will take place virtually,
    followed up by an appointment to attend for a full STI screen and collection of
    prescription
  • Community testing service is suspended at present with planning in progress to
    recommence as soon as possible

Beaumont Hospital (Restricted Services)

  • Walk-in HIV testing services closed until further notice
  • Weekly HIV clinics running as normal
  • Telephone support available at 01 809 3006
  • PEP is available through the Emergency Department with referrals to the clinic for
    follow-up

St. Vincent’s University Hospital (PEP and PrEP) (Restricted Services)

  • PEP: available through the Emergency Department and will then be linked to the
    clinic for follow-up
  • PrEP: virtual follow-up for existing service users. New service users can self-refer
    to psc@svuh.ie and will be added to a waiting list

HIV Ireland (Limited Service)

MPOWER Rapid HIV Testing Service, for gay and bisexual men, is now available on
Wednesdays (6pm to 8pm) and Saturdays (2pm to 4pm) at 70 Eccles Street, Dublin
7. 

  • Bookings are by appointment only
  • Bookings open online at hivireland.ie/mpower 24 hours before each session
  • The twice-monthly HIV & STI testing service is cancelled until further notice
  • Monthly testing at The Red Door Project, Drogheda is cancelled also
  • Telephone Support: 01 873 3799

Nassau Clinic Dublin - Free HIV testing on Sundays (Service available)

  • Free and confidential HIV Testing (4th Generation) every Sunday
  • Book online and choose option 6 (HIV Test) 
  • Arrive 5 minutes before your pre-booked time, leave 10 minutes later. All surfaces are disinfected before & after every consultation.
  • All other services are paid, but the HIV testing on Sundays is free of charge.

Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise (Restricted Services)

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

Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar (CLOSED)

  • No appointments available at this time
  • No STI testing services currently
  • People with symptoms are asked to contact their GP

Louth County Hospital, Dundalk (Limited Service available)

  • STI testing services are starting to resume
  • Telephone for a virtual consultation before going to the clinic
  • Priority will be given to those with symptoms
  • Waiting times may apply due to current restrictions
  • Telephone 086 824 1847
  • PEP: Full monthly course available through the Hospital Emergency Department
    while the sexual health service is closed.
  • PrEP: is available, telephone for an appointment. Please leave a message and a
    member of the team will call you back.

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda (CLOSED)

  • Limited STI testing services available at Louth County Hospital, Dundalk
  • Telephone for a virtual consultation before going to the clinic
  • Priority will be given to those with symptoms
  • Waiting times may apply due to current restrictions
  • Telephone 086 824 1847

Monaghan General Hospital (CLOSED)

  • Limited STI testing services available at Louth County Hospital, Dundalk
  • Telephone for a virtual consultation before going to the clinic
  • Priority will be given to those with symptoms
  • Waiting times may apply due to current restrictions
  • Telephone 086 824 1847

MUNSTER

South Infirmary Victoria Hospital Cork (OPEN with restrictions)

  • STI Testing: limited STI service available due to continued staff redeployment and capacity restrictions. All calls will be triaged by medical/nursing staff to assess suitability. Telephone 021 4966 844 and leave a clear voice mail providing your name and contact details. As the clinic is operating with reduced staffing levels across all disciplines, there may be a delay in responding to your query but it will usually be within 24 to 48 hours
  • PEP: available during normal clinic hours only – telephone 021 4966 844. If you
    need access to PEP outside of these hours please contact the Emergency
    Department in in Cork University Hospital or Mercy University Hospital
  • PrEP: current PrEP service users only, but please contact the clinic if you have any
    queries. Please ring to discuss your individual case
  • HPV/Hepatitis A-B vaccination: catch-up programme in progress at the moment for
    all existing service users. Any new service users interested in commencing
    vaccines can contact the clinic at 021 4966 844 for information and will be added to
    a waiting list

The Sexual Health Centre, Cork (CLOSED)

  • Rapid HIV Testing Service suspended until further notice

University Hospital Kerry, Tralee (CLOSED)

  • STI Testing clinics and services suspended until further notice
  • In the case of an emergency, contact the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital in Cork on 021 496 6844 and leave a clear message together with your name and contact details in order for staff to return your call

University Hospital Limerick (Restricted Services)

  • STI Testing: providing two urgent STI clinics per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays,
    for people who have symptoms, and by appointment only. Telephone 061 482 382 for an appointment
  • PrEP: current service users are provided, on request, with virtual appointments, for
    repeat prescriptions
  • PEP: Contact the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) at the hospital for emergency 5-day
    pack and receive referral to the sexual health clinic
  • HIV and hepatitis clinics: appropriate individual arrangements are being made with
    all current service users. If you have not heard from the clinic, please telephone

University Hospital Nenagh (CLOSED)

  • STI testing clinics and services closed until further notice

University Hospital Ennis (CLOSED)

  • STI testing clinics and services closed until further notice

South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel (CLOSED)

  • STI testing clinics and services closed until further notice

Carlow District Hospital (CLOSED)

  • STI testing clinics and services closed until further notice

University Hospital Waterford (Restricted Services)

  • Limited STI testing services – phone triage available for people with symptoms (and
    for sexual assault, and herpes outbreaks)
  • PrEP clinics cancelled
  • PEP will be available through clinic or the Emergency Department for out of hours
  • Telephone support: 051 842 646, leave a message with staff for a doctor/nurse
    callback

CONNAUGHT AND ULSTER

University College Hospital Galway (CLOSED)

  • STI testing clinics closed for routine services. Telephone service available for advice to people with symptoms. Telephone 091 525 200 and calls will be returned. Limited services for emergencies will be available
  • PEP: available at the clinic, and through Hospital Emergency Department at
    weekends and out of hours
  • HIV treatment and care services ongoing for current service users on an
    appointment basis

Portiuncla Hospital, Ballinasloe (CLOSED)

  • STI clinics closed until further notice

Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar (CLOSED)

  • STI clinics closed until further notice

Sligo Regional Hospital (CLOSED)

  • STI Testing clinics and services closed until further notice. Telephone 071 917 0473 for health advice, support and referral information
  • PEP: emergency packs available through the Hospital Emergency Department with
    referral to the sexual health clinic for follow-up

Letterkenny General Hospital (CLOSED)

  • STI Testing clinics and services closed until further notice
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Published Octo­ber 24th2013
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