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Service update

Wednesday January 6th 2021

The pilot service went live at 5pm on Tuesday 5th January. In the first few hours, we received unprecedented interest in the service, with thousands of orders.

In order to protect the capacity of the local clinical teams in Ireland, who provide confirmatory testing and treatment, we will be unable to accept any further orders at this time. We are hoping to accept new orders as soon as possible and will continue to keep you updated.

We plan to support all users who have already ordered a kit through the testing process first. If you have already ordered, you do not need to do anything, but please be patient. You will receive a text message once your kit has been dispatched.

To be mindful, and avoid putting further strain on the clinical services during this Covid-19 pandemic, we will be staggering the delivery of these kits over the next few weeks.

If you need urgent support, please contact your local sexual health clinic.

Home STI test kits for Dublin, Cork and Kerry

The HSE and SH:24 are partnering to offer free chlamydia, gonorrhoea, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis and HIV home test kits as part of a new pilot project, which aims to find out how online services can help support people’s sexual health.

Home STI tests will be available to order online for residents of County Dublin, Cork and Kerry until Spring / Summer 2021. After this the project will then be evaluated.

Find out more about SH:24 or this pilot service for Ireland.

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Order free online

Complete our simple online assessment, which helps us determine what kit you need. In some cases our clinical team may contact you to confirm a few details.

2

Discreet delivery

We will text you when your order is dispatched. STI test kits will arrive in a plain letterbox friendly envelope. Please be aware postal services continue to be severely impacted at this time.

3

Specialist support

Complete your test and return them in the supplied envelope. Results are sent via text or phone call from our clinical team.

Info and support

If you have ordered a kit from us, you can reply to any of our text messages to get in touch with one of our specialist sexual health clinicians.

The HSE also has a dedicated Sexual Health and Wellbeing website which provides a wide range of information and support for all residents in Ireland.

Clinics

Listings of all sexual health clinics, where you can get free and confidential support in Ireland.

STIs

Order a free test kit to complete at home. Read about different sexually transmitted infections, common symptoms and treatment.

Contraception

Explore all the options available, to help find the contraceptive method that fits your situation and lifestyle. Condoms offer protection from an unplanned pregnancy and STIs.

Unplanned
pregnancy

Information and support on all your options, including continued pregnancy support and abortion services. You can also call the My Options freephone line: 1800 828 010

HIV prevention

Medication that you can take before and after sex to protect yourself from HIV. Find out more about accessing PrEP and PEP in Ireland.

We are award winning experts in sexual and reproductive health

We are working in partnership with the HSE (Health Service Executive) to provide home STI testing kits, diagnosis and specialist remote clinical support.

We put people at the heart of what we do. We design services that are easier to use, access and understand.

We are not-for-profit and passionate about delivering discreet, convenient and clinically safe experiences.

We have over 5 years experience of delivering sexual health services in the UK (including Northern Ireland), and work in partnership with the UK National Health Service (NHS). Find out more about SH:24.


This project has received funding from the Government of Ireland’s Sláintecare Integration Fund 2019 under Grant Agreement Number ID57.