Non-symptomatic STI screening with Nurse

 Due to Covid - 19, the STI screening will now take part in 2 sections. There will be an initial telephone consultation and a follow up physical consultation.  The telephone consultation is booked on 01 716 3134. This will be a short consultation for history, symptoms & to outline any concerns.  The physical consultation is coordinated during the telephone consultation. Walk ins will not be accepted.

Please note: You will be asked for payment at the time of booking. 

 

Who is the service for?

The service is for students who have no acute symptoms and would like to be screened for sexually transmitted infections. Some STIs have no symptoms but you may still be infected. If you have any symptoms a doctor's appointment is required. If you are sexually active it is important to have regular check ups.

When is the clinic?

The nurse's STI clinic is by appointment only during set clinics at various times. To arrange an appointment please phone 01 716 3134 and request a nurse-led STI screening.Please note this clinic often books up a number of weeks in advance.

Cost

The total cost is €40. The appointment is not covered by medical card. You can pay this charge at the reception desk after your appointment. Please phone us with 24hrs notice to cancel your appointment if you cannot make it.  You will be asked for this when you book the telephone consulation as standard. Please phone us with 24hrs notice to cancel your appointment if you cannot make it. 

Telephone consultation

You will be contacted on the number you provided by the nurse who will take a medical/sexual history. All the information given and the results are confidential.

The examination

If appropriate a medical examination is performed.

A blood sample is taken to test for Syphilis/HIV/Hepatitis B/ Hepatitis C.

For women, a self-taken vaginal swab is carried out to test for Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea/Trichomonas Vaginalis. A throat swab might also be taken if necessary.

For men, a urine sample is required to test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. Male patients need a full bladder. Please do not urinate an hour before your appointment. The nurse will then ask you to pass a first void specimen of urine. That means the first 15ml of urine that you pass from your bladder as this gives the most accurate results. Swabs may also be carried out if appropriate.

Results

Your results will be ready in ten days. We will obtain your permission to text you your results if they are normal and to contact you by phone or text message if there are any infections we need to inform you about. It is also possible to come back and discuss your results in person if you prefer this. We do not email the results of medical tests.