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Community Intervention Team CIT Services

A Community Intervention Team (CIT) is a specialist, health professional team which provides a rapid and integrated response to a patient with an acute episode of illness who requires enhanced services/acute intervention for a defined short period of time. This may be provided at home, in a residential setting or in the community as deemed appropriate, thereby avoiding acute hospital attendance or admission, or facilitating early discharge. 

The CIT, through its fast-tracked provision of services enhances the overall primary care system, providing access to nursing and home care support, usually from 8am to 9pm, seven days per week.  Referrals are accepted from hospitals, GP’s and other community sources. 

 Services provided include:

  • Administration of IV antibiotics.
  • Acute anticoagulation management;
  • Urinary related care;
  • Ostomy Care;
  • Medication Management;
  • Enhanced Nurse Monitoring;
  • Care of patients with respiratory illness;
  • Acute wound care and dressings;

( CIT Louth also includes Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy services)

(CIT Roscommon includes Physiotherapy)

Contact Details.


CIT Location  Landline  Email Fax
Dublin South

01 498 7100

087 9792589

southsidecit@hse.ie 01 4987132
Dublin North 01 704 4444 cnm.cit@hse.ie



01 427 6000 managementcontrolcentre@tcp.ie 01 427 6099
Louth 042 936 4210 042 938 9864
Galway 01 427 6000 managementcontrolcentre@tcp.ie 01 4276099
Limerick 061 483 660  communityinterventionteam@hse.ie 061 483902
North Tipperary 067 46472 Communityinterventionteam.north tipperary@hse.ie 067 46490
Clare 065 6868321 clarecitteam@hse.ie 065 6868328

Carlow/ Kilkenny; Wicklow; Waterford

South Tipperary

0818 300 030

e Referrals

059 9138125

Cork 1890 837 427



021 4840093 

Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan 01 4276000


01 4276099


094 9624206 

086 8104565


094 9621667


086 7872483


066 7199781


01 4276000


01 4276099

Telephone the local CIT to discuss the clinical details of the patient, and email/fax the referral to the appropriate number outlined in the table above. 

Please note that you must await confirmation of acceptance of the referral by CIT.

In the event of you experiencing any service difficulties please call the CIT/OPAT Management Control Centre at 01 4276000 which provides a national co-ordination role for these services.