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Sexual Health

STI Screening

Just as with other aspects of your health, your sexual health is very important.

University years may be a time of transition and change, and for some this means becoming sexually active with a partner for the first time, or a change in sexual partner(s). It may also be a time of self-discovery and uncertainty about your sexual orientation.

If you are concerned about any aspect of your sexual health, the Student Health Department can help.

We have a dedicated team with considerable experience built up over the years of helping people deal with sexual issues.



Sexually Transmitted Infections

UCC Student Health Department offers free screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea, which can be tested on a single sample of urine in a male, or on a self-administered swab taken by females. The screening service is intended for those who do not have any symptoms.

STI screening at home performed by yourself is also available using test kits provided free of charge by the HSE.    See

If you have symptoms that you think may be caused by an STI, it is recommended that you be examined physically as wells as having blood, urine and swab tests, which is undertaken when you attend in person.

If you do have symptoms or noticed a change that is concerning you,  please book an appointment Call 21 4902311

You should also consider attending if you have had sexual activty with a partner who has an STI, even if you have no symptoms.


Student Health Department

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Student Health Department, Crow's Nest Accommodation Complex, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, T12 HXW4 ,