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

Text Service

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 PCCC (based at Lagan Valley Hospital site) AM & PM


    Bangor Community Hospital AM & PM


    Downe Hospital AM & PM


    Lisburn PCCC (based at Lagan Valley Hospital site)  AM only


    Bangor Community Hospital AM & PM

    Downe Hospital AM only


    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.

    Youth Health Advice Request Form

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    • Please enter your email address if you have access to an email account and wish to receive confirmation of your request.
      1. 1. This service is only for use by people aged between 16 and 25 years of age. 2. All information and details provided by me are accurate. 3. I understand my personal information will be stored on a web based database, but will only be seen by people who offer the Youth Health Advice Service. 4. Occasionally I may be asked to take part in user satisfaction surveys
  • Sexual Health & Reproductive Clinics (Formerly Family Planning Clinics)

    Click here to visit the Sexual Health & Reproductive Clinics webpage.