Gay Men's Health Service STI Clinic

GMHS services are open and free to gay and bisexual men, men who have sex with men and the trans community.

The GMHS is located at the Meath Primary Care Campus, Heytesbury Street, Dublin 8. D08 HX9.

PrEP and PEP

PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. PrEP is medication taken by HIV negative people before and after sex, to prevent HIV.

Read more information on PrEP

Who is eligible for free PrEP through the HSE in GMHS?

Please note there is a significant demand for PrEP appointments. To avail of free PrEP through the HSE you need to:

  • test negative for HIV
  • be able to attend a check-up at least every three months

You also need to meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • you are having sex without condoms with HIV positive partners who
    •  are not on HIV treatment OR
    •  are on treatment but not virally suppressed (do not have an “undetectable” viral load)
  • you are a man who has sex with men (includes transgender men who have sex with men) or a transgender woman who has sex with men, who meets any one of the following
    •  had anal sex without condoms with more than one partner in the last 6 months
    •  had a sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the last year
    •  used HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in the last year
    •  used recreational drugs for sex (also known as ChemSex) in the last 6 months
    •  planning on having unprotected sex in the near future

It is recommended that you bring your PPSN number with you and we recommend applying for the Drug Payment Scheme (DPS) in advance of your appointment.

Apply for the Drug Payment Scheme

New PrEP Appointments will go live every Tuesday two weeks in advance of clinics (every Tuesday).

Book a New PrEP appointment on Swiftqueue

If you are currently a GMHS PrEP patient and have any queries regarding your PrEP or PrEP appointments please call 01 9212730

If you have any queries regarding PEP (post exposure prophylaxis) please call 01 9212730. Read more information on PEP.

Asymptomatic Clinic

If you do not have any signs of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) (lumps, bumps or a rash in the genitals, increased or unusual discharge) and would like a general STI screen, you can book an appointment online.

Book an appointment for the Asymptomatic Clinic

Please note this appointment is not suitable if you are experiencing any signs of a STI (lumps, bumps or a rash in the genitals, increased or unusual discharge) as there is no doctor on at this clinic. If you are experiencing any signs of a STI, please call 01 9212730 to book into our ‘Symptomatic Clinic’.

Please note this appointment is also not suitable if a sexual partner has told you that they have been diagnosed with an STI (See “Symptomatic Clinic” if that is the case).

Symptomatic Clinic

If you have any signs of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) (lumps, bumps or a rash in the genitals, increased or unusual discharge) please call 01 9212730 to book into our “symptomatic clinic”. 

Vaccinations

For queries regarding our “vaccination clinic” please call 01 9212730

Staff at GMHS Clinics

  • Doctors provide medical services: screening, treatment, advice and support. Referrals are also 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 by phone in advance of their appointment to assess what services are needed.
  • 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 via GMHS referral.

Access 

Gay Men's Health Service (GMHS), HSE, Meath Primary Care Centre, Heytesbury Street, Dublin 8. D08 HX97

Admin: 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday. Phone: 01 9212730. Deaf or hard of hearing clients can email: 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 to other services for other health needs.

Spoken language interpretation services are available and must be booked one day in advance.

For Deaf service users, please email us in advance to book an ISL interpreter for your visit.