Free home STI tests

The HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme (SHCPP) is piloting a free home STI testing project in partnership with online STI testing provider, SH:24.

The project is being piloted in Dublin, Cork and Kerry. This means that anyone with an address in these counties can order a free STI test to their home. If follow-up treatment or support is needed, this is provided for free by HSE-funded STI clinics in Dublin and Cork.

The closing of the pilot has been extended.

Dublin residents will close on Friday 14th May.

Cork and Kerry residents will close on Sunday 23rd May.

The amount of tests available per day is limited due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, to ensure there is sufficient capacity in local clinics for service users who may need follow-up treatment or support. 

A formal evaluation of the pilot project is being undertaken.

More information on the STI testing pilot and how to order a test is available on sh24.ie.

If you have symptoms or need urgent support, contact your local sexual health service or your GP.