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Specialised Clinics

A variety of specialised clinics are available to treat specific ailments. Please peruse the list below with regard to the specialist treatment you wish to seek further information on.

Liquid Nitrogen

This is a recognised treatment for warts and verrucas. There is a charge of €20 per treatment. Students with current medical cards or VHI/Quinn Healthcare/Hibernian Aviva cover are treated free of charge.

Travel Advice and Vaccination

The health service maintains a full stock of all travel health vaccinations. We are a registered International Yellow Fever Centre and we are cheaper than most other service providers. We also provide a full range of vaccines including rabies. This concession is only available to Trinity students and staff. See here for a full list of vaccination prices (MS Word).

We have online up to date travel information on all destinations and can provide printouts based on World Health Organisation and the Central Disease Centre Atlanta data. We would suggest that students attend for travel advice and vaccination by making an appointment at the health service at least six weeks prior to departure. We would recommend an excellent website link www.travmed.com for information about vaccination.

Cervical Check

You can get your free Cervical Check smear test with the College Health Centre. 
-          Never had a smear test?  It’s never too late.
-          Not sure if you’re due a smear test?  We can check.
-          Not a College Health patient?  You don’t have to be a patient with us to have your free smear test here.
-          Not sure if you’re eligible for a free test?  We can check. 

To avail of our easy free service:
Speak to: Reception in the Health Centre
Phone: 01 8961591
Email: darleyk@tcd.ie

To learn more about your free smear test see this leaflet.

To learn more about Cervical Check, the National Cervical Screening Programme, go to www.cervicalcheck.ie

Sexual Health Clinic

There are two Sexual Health Clinics:

1. Mini Screen with a Nurse

For those who don't have symptoms and have no history of contact with someone with an STI.
You will be tested for

  • HIV, Hepatitis B and Syphilis (blood tests)
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea (Swabs and/or urine)

2. Sexual Health Clinic with Doctor and Nurse

The same tests as above but a more detailed history and examination are taken.

  • Suitable for men or women with symptoms
  • Men who are having sex with men
  • Those who feel they are high risk for STI

About the Sexual Health Clinic

We are a satellite clinic of the Sexually Transmitted Infectious Diseases Clinic at St James's Hospital.

Who is the Sexual Health Clinic for?

Heterosexual, gay, lesbian and trans-gender people can avail of this clinic.

I’m concerned about privacy
Separate confidential notes are kept for this visit, and do not appear on your computerized student health records.  When you attend the clinic you will be given a number. All samples that leave this clinic have this number, your initials and your date of birth as identification.  We do keep computerized records, but you cannot be identified from them. 

When is the Clinic?
Wednesdays at 9.30 – 11.30. Strictly by appointment only.  

How do I make an appointment?
Appointments can be made with reception in the Health Centre. You must pay €20 when booking your appointment. €15 is a courier charge for transporting samples. €5 will be refunded when you attend your appointment. Failure to give at least 48hrs cancellation notice will result in the loss of the deposit.

What happens at the appointment?
You will be seen first by a doctor who will talk to you about any symptoms you may have.  You will be asked about present and previous partners, as it is important to be able to identify anybody else who may be at risk. You will then have an examination, during which samples of mucous will be taken.  Finally, blood samples are taken to be tested for the presence of Hepatitis B, HIV and Syphilis. 

What happens after the appointment?
At your first appointment, you will be given an appointment to be seen in two weeks for the result of your tests.

For more information
Phone the Health Centre before your appointment and speak to either to Carmel or Clare, the nurses who assist at the clinic.

This information about the sexual health clinic can be downloaded here.

Physiotherapy

Appointments are made for our physiotherapist Karita Cullen with reception at the Health Centre. Karita specialises in stress management, acupuncture and Pilates.