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Service update

Thursday 4th November 2021

As of 4th November, free home testing is available in the following counties:

  • Cavan
  • Cork
  • Dublin
  • Galway
  • Kerry
  • Kildare
  • Laois
  • Louth
  • Mayo
  • Meath
  • Monaghan
  • Offaly
  • Roscommon
  • Wicklow

This means that if you are aged 17 or over, with an address in one of these counties, you can order a free STI test to your home. There are a set number of kits available to order per day.

Instructions are provided on how to complete the test kit and a stamped addressed envelope is provided to post the completed test kit back to the lab. You should receive your results by phone or text message within 72 hours of the samples arriving at the lab.

Support is available from SH:24’s clinical team by phone or text message.

This service is integrated with HSE public STI services. If necessary, the SH:24 team will contact you and direct you to a public STI service for free assessment and treatment.

Find out more about SH:24.

1

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.