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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 (OPEN - Appointment only services available)

  • STI Clinics (including HIV testing): no walk-in service available at this time.
    Appointments are now available online at guideclinic.ie (for those with or without symptoms)
  • PEP: no walk-in service available at this time. Emergency appointments for PEP can be made online at guideclinic.ie. 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 a 4-day supply of PEP with referral to the GUIDE clinic for followup.
  • PrEP Clinic: book an appointment online at guideclinic.ie. Appointments will go live every Wednesday & Thursday, one week in advance of clinics.
  • 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 0830 to 1600, and on Fridays from 0830 to 1300. Telephone 01 4162315 or 01 4162316. Lines are busy and we will endeavour 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)

  • Testing clinics are closed until further notice
  • PrEP Clinic is closed and current service users will now be seen at the GUIDE Clinic at St. James’s Hospital. Service users currently taking PrEP will be contacted by text message in relation to their next scheduled appointment
  • There are also alternative approved PrEP clinics available around the country.
  • For advice and support about HIV testing and prevention options, contact the MPOWER outreach team at HIV Ireland

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)

  • STI Testing: those with symptoms should present to a GP or to the Emergency
    Department and will then be linked to the testing clinic. People can also self-refer
    by emailing psc@svuh.ie. This email is reviewed daily Monday to Friday
  • 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. Screening for asymptomatic STIs
    for current service users will commence on 20th July in line with HSE infection
    control and social distancing guidelines. Community outreach workers may refer
    patients with increased risk of STIs directly for in-person review. 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 (Normal Service has resumed)

  • 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: open for bookings
  • Service capacity is reduced due to continued staff redeployment and space restrictions. Telephone: 021 4966 844 for an appointment
  • There may be a delay in responding to your query due to reduced staffing levels, but it will usually be within 24 to 48 hours
  • PEP: available during normal clinic hours only (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday p.m. /Thursday a.m.) Telephone 021 4966 844 for assessment. If you need access to PEP outside of these hours please contact the Emergency Department in in Cork University Hospital (021 454 6400) or Mercy University Hospital (021 427 1971).
  • PrEP Service: available at the clinic. Telephone 021 496 6844 if you are interested or have queries.
  • HPV/Hepatitis A-B vaccinations: Telephone 021 496 6844 if you are interested in commencing any of these vaccines or have any queries

The Sexual Health Centre, Cork (OPEN)

  • Rapid HIV Testing Service available by appointment only
  • Telephone: 021 427 6676
  • Email: info@sexualhealthcentre.com

University Hospital Kerry, Tralee (OPEN)

  • STI Testing clinics and services open with restrictions
  • By appointment only
  • Telephone: 021 496 6844

University Hospital Limerick (OPEN – Restricted Numbers)

  • STI Testing: providing STI clinics on Tuesday mornings and Thursday mornings and
    afternoons, by appointment only. Telephone 061 482 382 for an appointment
  • PrEP: now seeing new and existing service users
  • 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 (OPEN – Restricted Numbers)

  • STI testing clinics, by appointment only, on Wednesday afternoons

University Hospital Ennis (OPEN – Restricted Numbers)

  • STI testing clinics, by appointment only, on Monday mornings

South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel (CLOSED)

  • STI testing clinics and services closed until further notice 
  • Testing available at University Hospital Waterford for people with symptoms 
  • Telephone support: 051 842 646 – leave a message with staff for a doctor/nurse callback

Carlow District Hospital (CLOSED)

  • STI testing clinics and services closed until further notice. 
  • Testing available at University Hospital Waterford for people with symptoms.
    Telephone support: 051 842 646 – leave a message with staff for a doctor/nurse
    callback.

University Hospital Waterford (Restricted Services)

  • Limited STI testing services – priority will be given to people with symptoms and
    contacts of infections (and for sexual assault, and hsv outbreaks)
  • PrEP: limited availability
  • 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 (OPEN with restrictions)

  • STI testing clinics open on an appointment basis only, prioritising people with symptoms or who have other STI urgent care needs
  • The walk-in clinic is not operating. 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
  • PrEP: services currently ongoing
  • Vaccinations: services currently ongoing

Portiuncla Hospital, Ballinasloe (OPEN - Normal Service has resumed)

  • Telephone 090 964 8372 (extension 676) for an appointment

Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar  (OPEN - Normal Service has resumed)

  • Telephone 094 902 1733 (extension 3501) for an appointment

Sligo Regional Hospital (OPEN with limited capacity)

  • STI Testing clinics and services open with limited capacity
  • Appointment only
  • Requests for appointment will be triaged by telephone first
  • Telephone 071 917 0473 for appointments, health advice, support and referral
    information
  • PEP: available at the clinic, or through the Hospital Emergency Department outside
    of clinic hours

Letterkenny General Hospital (OPEN with limited capacity)

  • STI Testing clinics and services open with limited capacity
  • Appointment only
  • Telephone 074 912 3715 for appointments, health advice, support and referral
    information
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Published Octo­ber 24th2013
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