Sexual Health Service
The South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust Sexual Health Service is based at the Downe Hospital, Downpatrick, with additional clinics in Bangor and Lisburn. You do not have to be referred by a doctor. We provide free sexual health care and advice for all age groups, including testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and genital conditions. Urgent and non urgent appointments are available, and the service is strictly confidential.
Men should have held off passing urine for at least three hours before seeing the doctor or nurse.
How To Access Our Service
Tel: (028) 4483 8133
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 5pm
Nurse Advice Line:
Tel: (028) 4483 8392
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am to 3pm
Friday 10am to 2pm
- All appointments are made via our Downpatrick site. Our Receptionist will either give you an appointment or arrange for you to speak to a Nurse who will prioritise your case
- Both of these numbers have a confidential answer machine, so in the event that you do not get an answer, leave your name and telephone number and we will get back to you
We use SMS texts to remind you of your next appointment and also to communicate negative results. It is therefore important that we have a current mobile phone number.
Specialist Sexual Health Clinics
Our specialist staff provide clinics in Downpatrick, Bangor and Lisburn. All our clinics provide a mix of routine and emergency appointment slots. Below is a list of the locations and times:
Lisburn – Lisburn Health Centre
Monday 9am to 12.00pm and 1pm to 4pm
Thursday 9am to 12.00pm
Downpatrick – Downe Hospital
Wednesday 9am to 12.00pm and 1pm to 4pm
Friday 9am to 12.00pm
Bangor – Bangor Community Hospital
Friday 8.30am to 11.15am and 1pm to 3pm
South Eastern Regional College – Lisburn Campus
Youth Health Advice – Monday morning
For more information on the Youth Health Advice Service, please click here.
Sexual Health Check-up with your GP or Practice Nurse
We are currently working in partnership with GPs and Practice Nurses in the Southern Eastern Trust locality to provide ‘Sexual Health Check-ups’.
If you live in this area and do not have any symptoms, but would just like a check-up, ask about this service at your local GP. This will involve a blood test for HIV & Syphilis and a urine sample or self-taken swab for Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea.
To view the GP Check-up leaflet please click here.
We recognise that attending a Sexual Health Clinic for the first time can be a cause of anxiety or embarrassment for some people. Our experienced and professional staff are committed to making the experience as welcoming as possible. We promise to explain all the tests that we do and why we are doing them, answer your questions, talk through your concerns, provide information and involve you in decisions about your care at all times.
To find out what to expect at the clinic, please click here.
Youth Health Advice
Youth Health Advice is a service that provides advice for young people on areas including:
- Sexual Health and Relationships
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Quit Smoking Advice
- Drugs and Alcohol Information
- General Advice and Support
For more information on the service, please click here
The Condom Card Scheme
If you’re aged between 16 and 25 years and live in Lisburn, Rural Lisburn, North Down & Ards or Down area you can get free condoms from us when you register with the C-Card scheme
Condoms can reduce the risk of catching or passing on sexually transmitted infections if they are used correctly. We can provide this from a venue based in Lisburn, Newtownards, Bangor or Downpatrick either for collection or we can send these out to you in the post.
Sexual Health & Reproductive Clinics (Formerly Family Planning Clinics)
Click here to visit the Sexual Health & Reproductive Clinics webpage.