Testing – Where to test


Restrictions to Public Sexual Health Services due to COVID-19 Responses


********** 24 January, 2021 update: For updates on restrictions, STI clinics near you and how to contact them click HERE


Due to the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, there remains some restrictions to public sexual health services . This includes some closures or restrictions to HIV and STI testing and PrEP clinics.

If you have symptoms, don’t ignore them. Contact your nearest clinic and leave a detailed message with your name and contact telephone number so that a staff member can call you back. You can also contact your GP who may provide STI testing services. For updates on restrictions, STI clinics near you and how to contact them click HERE


SH:24 – Home STI Testing

The HSE Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme (SHCPP) is piloting a home STI testing project for Ireland in partnership with online STI testing provider SH:24.  The service is being piloted in the counties of Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Wicklow. This means that anyone, aged 17 years and over, with an address in these pilot counties, can order a free STI test to their home. The home test kits include testing for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis and HIV.

  • STI test kits can be ordered on SH:24.ie.
  • Kits will be posted to a person’s home.
  • Instructions are provided on how to complete the test kit, with support available from SH:24’s clinical team by phone or text message.
  • A stamped addressed envelope is provided to post the completed test kit back to the lab.
  • People will receive their results within 72 hours of their samples arriving at the lab.
  • Anyone with a positive result will be supported by SH:24’s clinical team to access treatment.


PEP is still available during these restrictions. If you have had a recent exposure to HIV, it is important to take urgent action. Contact your nearest Hospital Emergency Department where PEP is available or contact your local sexual health clinic.


To view a map of clinics across the island of Ireland visit www.hivireland.ie/free-hiv-sti-testing-centre-locator/


Updates on services are outlined HERE and will be updated further as information becomes available.


Gay Men’s Health Service (GMHS).

The new GMHS service is based at Meath Primary Care Centre, Heytesbury Street, Dublin 8. D08 HX97 Tel: 01 9212730.

A phased reintroduction of the STI services is currently under way. All services will be delivered in accordance with current Public Health COVID guidelines. A list of alternative available PrEP clinics around the country can be found at: www.sexualwellbeing.ie/getprep . If you wish to contact the clinic, please email gmhsclinic@hse.ie


The GMHS is currently taking bookings for asymptomatic STI testing. Click here to book your appointment at GMHS.

For more information please visit https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/5/sexhealth/gmhs/



105 Capel Street Dublin 1.
Telephone: 01 873 4999 // Website: www.outhouse.ie

*******Please not this service is unavailable at this time due to COVID 19. 

Third Saturday of every month:

GMHS in collaboration with Outhouse & the Switchboard Ireland.

This is an asymptomatic clinic i.e. If you have no symptoms but would like a routine check-up on your sexual health.

This clinic is for gay and bisexual men, MSM and transgender women.

This is a drop-in service. Places are limited and so patients are seen on a first-come-first-served basis.

The clinic opens at 1:30pm and will close at 3pm or when all places have been filled.


HIV Ireland

70 Eccles Street, Dublin 7.
Telephone: 01 8733799 // Website: www.hivireland.ie

IMPORTANT NOTICE: HIV Ireland Testing Services are CANCELLED until further notice, due to COVID-19 responses. MPOWER services remain open see below. 

HIV Ireland operates a free HIV and STI Testing Service in our premises at 70 Eccles Street, Dublin 7 (opposite the Mater Private Hospital).

This testing service takes place on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Doors open 1:00pm.

This is a walk-in service.  No appointment is needed.

Our testing service is provided in conjunction with the GUIDE Clinic, St James’s Hospital but takes place in 70 Eccles Street in a community setting.



****** MPOWER Rapid HIV Testing service continues *********

Community Rapid HIV Testing, 
70 Eccles Street, Dublin 7.
Telephone: 01 8733799
Website: www.hivireland.ie/mpower

The MPOWER Programme is a suite of peer-driven community-level interventions which aim to achieve a reduction in the acquisition of HIV and STIs and an overall improvement of sexual health and wellbeing among gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (gbMSM).

MPOWER Services include:



St. James’s Hospital, GUIDE Clinic

James’s Street, Dublin 8.
Telephone: 01 4162315
Website: www.guideclinic.ie

GUIDE Clinic is currently CLOSED for STI Walk-ins.

STI service: The online booking system (www.swiftqueue.com) is working again and operating at a limited capacity. Refer to www.guideclinic.ie for available slots. Referrals from GPs via Healthlink are also been accepted. Patients will be triaged and appointment times sent out.


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: (must be referred by a GP)

Fridays from 9am-1pm.

This service offers a full HIV & STI test.

This clinic is for all men and women.


Mater Misercordiae Hospital

Infectious Diseases Unit, Eccles Street, Dublin 7.
Telephone: 01 8032063

Clinics run at the following times:

New patients 
Mon & Wed 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Returning patients
Tues 1.30pm – 4.30pm

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please phone us on the number provided.


St. Vincent’s University Hospital – Restricted Services 

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. 


Beaumont Hospital

Department of Infectious Diseases, Beaumont, Dublin 9.
Telephone: 01 8093006

Rest of Leinster

Carlow District Hospital,

  • Telephone: 051 842646
  • By appointment only: Tuesdays 12.30pm 2.30pm
  • How much: Free of charge


Portlaoise STI Clinic,
St Fintan’s Hospital, Dublin 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

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

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


AIDS West Rapid HIV Testing
Teach Solais LGBT+ Resource Centre,
Merchants Road, Galway

  • Last Tuesday of each month
  • By appointment from 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Contact 091 566266 / info@aidswest.ie
  • 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

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


Down 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, County Down

  • 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