Our sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic provides screening and treatment for all STIs. All services are confidential and free of charge.

Do I need a referral letter or appointment?

You don’t need a referral letter for this clinic. However, you do need to make an appointment.

  • For routine appointments please email communityclinic@mater.ie.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms please call us on 01 803 2063 to make your appointment.
  • If you need an urgent appointment outside of normal clinic hours, you should go to the main Emergency Department. Please note standard Emergency Department charges may apply.

If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please call us as soon as possible.

SH24 Patients

Please email SH24@mater.ie for an appointment after you get your results from SH24 Quoting your unique SH24 patient number.

How to book an appointment with the PrEP Clinic

The PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) clinic is located in 70 Eccles Street – for appointments, please email prep@mater.ie. No referral needed.

What to expect at the clinic

When you come in to the clinic, your details will be registered at the reception desk. Once you are registered, you can take a seat in the waiting area. The healthcare provider will then come and bring you into the clinic room for assessment. Your health care provider will ask some personal questions about your sexual health, risks and general health in the consultation. These questions are only asked for the purposes of assessing your health and to guide the provider to take the appropriate tests for you.

STI testing involves a blood test, a swab and/or urine test. There may be an examination involved depending on the patient history provided.

Routine testing includes:

  • HIV
  • Hepatitis
  • Syphilis
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea

Test results usually take 2 weeks and you will be called with your results. Your healthcare provider will organise a follow-up appointment if treatment or review is needed, which is free of charge.

STI Clinic Opening Hours

Our routine clinics run at the following times:

  • Monday 2pm – 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 2pm – 4.30pm

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