Gay Men's Health Service STI Clinic

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STI Checkpoint for MSM at Baggot St Hospital
Monday Clinic (NEW)

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

During your visit to the clinic you will be offered a rapid HIV test with a result before you leave the clinic. You will have a full STI screen which includes a nurse-led blood test and throat swab and a self-taken rectal swab and urine sample. If it is your first time to visit the clinic you will see a doctor for your STI screen.

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 2pm and will close at 4pm or when all places have been filled.

Tuesday & Wednesday Clinic

This is a full service clinic for MSM i.e. if you have symptoms or concerns, if you have been contacted by a previous sexual partner who has an STI, if you need to avail of PEP, to start or complete vaccinations, if you would like a routine sexual health check-up, etc.

There are a limited number of walk-in places available for this clinic which is dependent on the number of return patients with appointments and the number of doctors available at the clinic. If you have symptoms or concerns, it is advised to attend early.

• Entry to the waiting room is at 4.30pm.
• We begin triage from 5.00pm.
• Doctors & Nurses begin from 5.30pm
• We will attempt to see all those admitted by 8:30pm

The clinic experiences a high demand and so can be very busy. Please be assured that we want to make your visit as efficient as possible but delays may be experienced. First time visitors to the clinic should expect a longer visit time as you will need to be registered and seen by a doctor.

If you have an appointment, please let security at the front desk know and come straight down into clinic and check in with clinic staff. You must ensure that you have checked-in with clinic staff as you will not be called otherwise.

If you are having a full STI screen it will include a nurse-led blood test and throat swab and a self-taken rectal swab and urine sample. If it is your first time to visit the clinic  you will see a doctor for your STI screen.

Should you be unable to gain entry to the clinic you may attend the next clinic date or we can give you information about other sexual health services that you can avail of.

Community Testing

On the third Saturday of every month, GMHS in partnership with Gay Switchboard Ireland provide an asymptomatic clinic for MSM at Outhouse LGBT Community Centre (map) i.e. If you have no symptoms but would like a routine check-up on your sexual health.

You will have a full STI screen which includes a nurse-led blood test and throat swab and a self-taken rectal swab and urine sample. As there is no doctor available at this outreach clinic, we cannot offer vaccinations or screening for those who present with symptoms. If you are in need of PEP please visit your local Emergency Department immediately.

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.

Services at GMHS Clinics

Full STI & HIV testing is free. A full screen includes a test for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis.

Treatment is free and is available for all STIs including Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Genital Warts etc.

The Hepatitis vaccine is available for all men who have sex with men free of charge.

Results are generally returned in 1 week but this may take up to 2 weeks during busy periods. During the Monday clinic you will receive a HIV result before you leave the clinic. In certain circumstances you may have an initial result for chlamydia or gonorrhoea at the clinic but most results are back in 1-2 weeks.

PEP is available if you have had a sexual exposure to HIV within the previous 72 hours. On arrival at the clinic please let clinic staff know that you would like to be assessed for PEP. For more information on PEP click here.

Staff at GMHS Clinics

Doctors provide medical services: screenings, treatment, advice and support. Also referrals are arranged if necessary for further treatment or other medical investigations.

Nurses provide screenings, blood testing and vaccinations and further advice and support where necessary.

Triage: A staff member may speak with clients on arrival to assess what services are needed and if you will need to see a doctor.

A Health Advisor will offer information and support to those with an STI infection and encourage that their recent sexual partners be contacted to attend for screenings.

Counsellors are available at GMHS clinics.

GMHS Assistants provide a back up to the medical team and also engage with clients, collecting samples, taking and giving appointment cards, issuing numbers etc.

Access 

GMHS Clinic,Baggot St Hospital, (map)
18 Upper Baggot St., Dublin 4.
(near the No 39a Bus Stop)

Tel: + 353 1 669 9553
SMS: 087 941 0934.
E:gmhsclinic@hse.ie

The STI clinical services are for all gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people.

The service is free, friendly and confidential. Please Note: this is a sexual health service only and we will refer clients on to other services for other health needs.

Foreign Language Interpretation Services are available book one day in advance. ISL Interpreters, please SMS at least one day in advance to book an interpreter. Wheelchair access is possible (from Haddington Rd) please SMS to arrange.