Coronavirus COVID-19

March 27th Update

Our hard-working staff are committed to providing sexual and reproductive healthcare as far as possible during the Coronavirus outbreak. However, in order to protect the health and safety of our clients and our staff, we are implementing some measures to reduce face-to-face contact.

We continue to provide early abortion services in-clinic as normal.  We are doing our best to provide services to all other clients via a phone consultation.

To maintain social distancing, we need to reduce the number of people coming into our clinics so please do not come with your partner or family members, as they will not be able to come into the clinic. But if you are under 18, one person may come with you.

You may wish to have a friend or family member available to meet you after your appointment and bring you home.

Please contact the clinic to reschedule your appointment if you have symptoms of Coronavirus COVID-19.

Services discontinued until further notice

  • Cervical screening
  • Fertility visits
  • New menopause appointments
  • Vasectomy appointments

For these services, please contact us once things return to normal and we will be happy to schedule an appointment for you.

Fees

There is no charge for early medical abortion, specialist pregnancy counselling and post-abortion counselling. Contraceptive and menopause telephone consultations are free to medical card holders.

For other clients, a fee of €30 will apply for telephone consultations. Our receptionist will process payment before transferring you to a clinic doctor.

Getting your prescription for contraception

We will post the prescription to you. For public health reasons, you cannot come into the clinic to collect a prescription. We must send prescriptions by post as they are not valid if sent by email. If you prefer, we can arrange to send a prescription to a pharmacy of your choice.

Repeat prescriptions

We can offer you a telephone consultation for repeat prescriptions only if you are already an IFPA client and we have your medical history.

Thank you for your cooperation

We are keeping all the above measures under review, and they may change depending on HSE or Government guidance, and on staff availability. We will post updates on our website and on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

Please note that the IFPA is not a GP service and therefore cannot refer you for COVID-19 testing or issue a Medical Cert for the purpose of accessing social welfare payments.

Thank you for your patience, cooperation and understanding at this time.

For advice on how to stay well and keep others safe, see the HSE’s guidance in English, Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian and Chinese.

Please note that the IFPA is not a GP service and therefore cannot refer you for COVID-19 testing or issue a Medical Cert for the purpose of accessing social welfare payments.