Walk-in clinics in Dublin: an overview

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By Emma Grove / February 6, 2020
Walk-in Clinics in Dublin

Walk-in clinics in Dublin are a great option if you’re under the weather and you want to see a doctor right away. Whether it’s a cold, a flu, you need a vaccine, or you’ve got a minor injury, the people in Dublin’s walk-in clinics can help sort you out. 

GP’s are a fantastic option for when you’re not feeling well, but unfortunately you usually need to book an appointment at least a day in advance. What’s more, GP practices usually function on 9-5 Mon-Fri hours, so they aren’t always an option for those who work during the week. That’s where walk-in clinics come in handy. Overall, walk in clinics in Dublin offer a wide range of medical services including medical advice vaccines, STI testing, specialist referrals and more! If you’re not feeling great and want to get some advice or help, check out one of Dublin’s walk-in clinics listed below!

Note: walk-in clinics only serve to help with minor injuries and illnesses. If you have a serious injury or illness, be sure to contact emergency services. Also, not all clinics offer the same services. Be sure to double check the clinic’s website or call ahead with any queries. 

Dame Street Medical Centre

One of the first walk in clinics in Dublin, Dame Street Medical Centre was established in 1998. It has been serving the public seven days a week throughout lunchtime and including public holidays with no appointment needed. They have both male and female doctors on staff, and offer a wide range of services including family planning, travel vaccinations, dermatology services, and more. To see their full list of services offered, click here, and for prices click here.

Address: 16 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 9:30am-6:30pm, Sat: 11am-5pm; Sun/Bank Holidays: 12pm-4pm

The Guide Clinic St. James’s Hospital

The Guide Clinic is the largest free STI, HIV, and infectious disease service in Ireland. These are the only services offered at this clinic so bear that in mind. As well, the only walk in services offered at the Guide Clinic are STI and HIV related services. Infectious disease-related visits are by appointment only and your GP must refer you. That being said, if you are sexually active this clinic is a great for regular testing, and they also offer a Young Persons clinic for those aged 20 and younger. For more information on services offered, click here. Bear in mind, patients at the Guide Clinic are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis so be sure to show up early. 

Address: St. James’s Hospital, James’s Street, Ushers, Dublin 8

Opening hours: For STI testing click here, HIV clinic here, and Young Persons clinic here.

Dublin 1 GP Walk-in Clinic

Dublin 1 GP’s walk in clinic was established to offer affordable healthcare for those without insurance. They are one of the few clinics that offer services for urgent, but not life threatening,  care. They treat all sorts of conditions including infections, cold and flu symptoms, fevers, rashes, minor cuts and burns, wound care, and suture removal. Note: medical and GP cards are not accepted at this clinic. For more information on fees, click here

Address: 43-44 Dorset Street Lower, Dublin 1

Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 8am-10pm

Doctors Walk-in Clinic Rathmines

The Doctors Walk-in Clinic in Rathmines has been run by highly qualified Irish doctors who have provided friendly and comprehensive care to both new and current patients for over 20 years. What’s more, the average wait time to be seen is only 20 minutes, making this one of the fastest walk-in clinics in Dublin. There is not much documentation on what services they offer, however it is listed that they offer GP consultations as well as contraceptive pills. For more information, click here. 

Address: 104 Lower Rathmines Road, D6

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 12:30pm-2:30pm, 4:30pm-7:30pm; Fri: 12:30pm-2:30pm; Sat: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Clare Street Medical Centre

Clare Street Medical Centre offers comprehensive GP services including travel vaccines, STI testing, health checks, children’s health checks, family planning, contraceptive advice, medical checks for work and driving license, and more. They also accept both private insurance and medical cards. For a comprehensive list of services offered, click here, and for more information on fees, click here

Address: 26 Clare Street, Dublin 2

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-7:30pm; Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: 10am-3pm

Talbot Street Medical Centre

Talbot Street Medical Centre was established in 2007 by Dr. Suzanne Kenny. This Centre offers walk in appointments concerning family medicine, family planning, maternity, infants, travel medicine, blood tests, and STI testing, as well as pre-employment medical examinations. For a full list of services offered, click here, and for prices click here.

Address: Unit 27, Irish Life Mall, Talbot Street, Dublin 1

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 9am-6:30pm; Fri: 9am-5pm

Park West Medical

Park West Medical offers comprehensive services and highlights the availability of both male and female doctors based on patient comfort. They offer services for male and female wellbeing, GP consultations, dermatology services, Lab Tests, Vaccines, and STI testing. For a full list of services offered, click here and for more information on fees, click here.

Address: Park West Medical, The Plaza, Park West Business Park, Nangor Road, D12 

Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 10AM-6PM; Sat=Sun: 12PM-2PM

These are just some of the highly reviewed walk-in clinics in Dublin. If you are a medical or GP card holder, be sure to contact your clinic of choice to confirm that they accept your card. Know of a clinic we forgot to list? Comment it below!

Featured image: Vic via Flickr

About the author

Emma Grove

Emma is a Californian-native, a food lover, and a Journalist for Babylon Radio. With a MA(Hons) from the University of Glasgow, Emma is interested in everything musical and cultural going on in Ireland!


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