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Which free STI Clinics are open in Ireland?

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: 

If you are a free sexual health service in Ireland and would like to have your details updated on our list please email [email protected]


GUIDE Clinic Opening Hours 

(Limited services only)

  • Normal services remain reduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This
    is being kept under continuous review and working towards normal services when it is safe to do so.
  • HIV service: The HIV service will continue but with some restrictions. If you have
    an appointment please attend at your appointment time. If you have any
    questions or concerns please call 01 410 3539 and leave a message with your name,
    hospital number and phone number. A member of staff will return your call as soon
    as possible. Please note, this phone number is for patients who attend the HIV service
  • STI service: From the 22nd of March 2021, there are emergency and symptomatic appointment slots available via Booked appointments are also being
    given to patients that are referred by GPs via healthlink, letter or fax. Patients care will decided on and then appointments sent to patients. 
  • PrEP service: PrEP appointments will be available to book online from the 7th
    of April. Appointment slots will be released every Wednesday evening and Thursday
    afternoon 1 week in advance of clinics. Existing service users with upcoming appointments will be contacted by the PrEP team for phone consultations. 
  • PEP: The Emergency Department is currently providing a 4-day supply of PEP with
    referral to the GUIDE clinic for follow-up.
  • Keep up to date at

Gay Men’s Health Service (GMHS) Opening Hours

(Limited services only)

  • STI testing clinics: Currently taking bookings for the asymptomatic screening
    service. Bookings by email only to [email protected]
  • PrEP Clinic: Open for returning GMHS PrEP patients and currently taking bookings
    for the PrEP service. Bookings by email only to [email protected]

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Sexual Health Clinic 

(Limited Service available)

  • Routine STI services are operating at a reduced level
  • Telephone 01 803 2063 or email [email protected] for an appointment or to speak with a sexual health nurse.
  • PEP: Is available via the Mater Hospital Emergency Department.
  • PrEP Clinic: Service users can email [email protected] to access this service. They are
    unable to take new patients due to COVID-19 but will follow up once the
    public health restrictions allows. Initial assessments will take place virtually, followed
    up by an appointment to attend for a full STI screen and collection of prescription.

Beaumont Hospital Sexual Health Services

(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

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

(Restricted Services)

  • STI Testing: Anyone with symptoms should first contact a GP and will then be linked
    to the testing clinic if necessary.
  • PEP: Is available through the Emergency Department and will then be linked to the
    clinic for follow-up.
  • PrEP: In-person review for current and newly registered patients. New service
    users can self-refer to [email protected]
  • HIV Services: Virtual appointments or in-person consultations for existing and
    new service users.

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

  • Bookings are by appointment only
  • Bookings open online at 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, Sexual Health Services 

(Restricted service)

  • STI Testing & Services: Emergency services only for those with symptoms. Telephone 086 859 1273 for an appointment.
  • PEP: Available at the Emergency Department, with follow-up at the clinic.
  • PrEP: Maintenance services for current service users only.

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 Sexual Health Services

(Limited Service available)

  • STI Testing: Currently seeing urgent, symptomatic cases, by appointment only.
    Requests for appointments will be offered a virtual consultation by telephone first.
    Telephone 086 824 1847 for an appointment, or for health advice, support and
    referral information.
  • PEP: Available through the Hospital Emergency Department at Our Lady of Lourdes
    Hospital Drogheda 24/7 (telephone 041 983 7601) or any Emergency Department
    in your locality. Continuation and management of PEP is offered through the
  • PrEP: Available for new and existing service users.

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda, Sexual Health Services 


  • STI services are currently closed. Telephone 086 824 1847.
  • PEP: Available through the Hospital Emergency Department 24/7, Telephone 041
    983 7601.

Monaghan General Hospital (CLOSED)

  • STI services are currently closed. Telephone 086 824 1847
     Available at the Minor Injury Unit Monday–Friday, Telephone 047 38835


South Infirmary Victoria Hospital Cork (Limited Services available)

  • STI Testing: Limited service for the month of March. 
    Telephone 021 4966 844 for an appointment or if you have a query. This is a busy line but there is a voicemail service available so please leave a message and your call will be returned.
  • PEP: Telephone 021 4966 844 (9am to 4pm Monday to Friday) for assessment or
    outside these hours please contact the Emergency Department in Cork University
    Hospital (021 454 6400) or Mercy University Hospital (021 427 1971).
  • PrEP Service: We advise all existing and potential PrEP patients to make individual
    contact with the clinic to discuss appointments.
  • Vaccinations: Current service users will be contacted for completion of vaccination
    programmes. Any new potential patients can contact the clinic to discuss the
    vaccination service.

The Sexual Health Centre, Cork (OPEN)

  • Rapid HIV Testing Service available by appointment only
  • Telephone: 021 427 6676
  • Email: [email protected]

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

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


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 (Restricted services only)

  • STI testing services: Seeing urgent, symptomatic cases only, by appointment.
    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

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Published Octo­ber 24th2013
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