Gay Men's Health Service STI Clinic

GMHS Clinic Services & Times 

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

Monday Clinic

This is an asymptomatic clinic for MSM and the Trans community ie If you have no symptoms but would like a routine check-up on your sexual health.

This is a drop-in service. Places are limited and so service users are seen on a first-come-first-served basis.The clinic opens at 1:30pm and will close at 4pm or when all places have been filled.

Due to high levels of demand for this service, it is advised to attend early – places fill quickly.

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.

This is a nurse-led clinic. There is no doctor present and so we cannot offer PEP, treatment or vaccines.  

Tuesday & Wednesday Clinic

This is a full service clinic for MSM and the Trans community 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.

Due to sustained high demand for this service, we cannot guarantee entry to the clinic for all those who attend.

  • Entry to the waiting room is at 4.00pm. (Tickets are given for all available places at this time.)
  • We begin nurse-led services shortly after 4.00pm.
  • Doctor-led services begin from 5.30pm
  • We will attempt to see all those admitted by 8:30pm

If you have an appointment and you can no longer attend, please contact the clinic on (01) 6699553 to reschedule. Missed appointments results in others in need of this service being turned away.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thursday Clinic

This is a PrEP monitoring clinic for MSM and the Trans community i.e. if you are currently taking, or thinking about taking PrEP this clinic offers you all of the baseline testing and support that you need and future follow-up appointments.

This is a drop-in service. Places are limited and so service users are seen on a first-come-first-served basis. The clinic opens at 10am and will close at 12pm midday or when all places have been filled.

Due to high levels of demand for this service, it is advised to attend early – places fill quickly.

At this clinic you will receive a 4th generation rapid HIV test and full STI screen and all other tests required when taking PrEP. Your visit will also include a consultation with the doctor about PrEP including a prescription if needed. PrEP is not available at this clinic.

Saturday Community Clinic

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

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.

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.

Services at GMHS Clinics

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

Treatment is free and is available for all STIs.

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

The HPV vaccine is available for all men who have sex with men under the age of 26, free of charge.

Results are generally returned in 1 week but this may take up to 2 weeks during busy periods. During the Monday and Thursday clinics 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 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 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.

GMHS Outreach workers are available if you have any questions relating to your sexual health and wellbeing. Outreach staff also perform rapid HIV tests on Monday’s and Thursday’s.

Counsellors are available via GMHS.

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.

(Bus Routes: 38 / 38A / 39A / 70 all stop outside)

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.