Genito-urinary Medicine (GUM) Clinic

Please note: From Monday 5 March 2012 this service will no longer provide a walk-in clinic. In order to provide the best possible service to the public, we will be moving to an appointment based system. From Monday 5 March, all appointments will need to be pre-booked through an appointment line. Find out how to make an appointment. 

Genito-urinary medicine (GUM) clinics, also known as Sexual health clinics, provide tests for sexually transmitted infections such as:

  • Chlamydia,
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes
  • HIV 
Confidentiality is a fundamental component of working in the clinic. Our staff are professionally trained in dealing with all sexual health problems and providing advice, education and information to patients, their family/friends and outside agencies.

Young people are very welcome to attend our clinic, it is not necessary to bring a parent or adult with you, but it can be helpful if you are under 16 yrs old. We do not routinely disclose your visit to a parent or your GP.  

How to access this service 

Getting an appointment

There are two ways to make an appointment:

  1. Contact the clinic directly on (028) 9063 4050. between 9.00am and 12 Noon, non-urgent appointments will be allocated one week in advance.  Requests for emergency appointments will be allocated on a clinical need.  Currently the demand on our appointment telephone line is extremely high, please listen to each option and follow the instructions.
  2. Talk to your GP - they can make a referral and get an appointment for you

Your appointment will either be with a doctor or Specialist Nurse.

Appointment availability

Appointments are offered on the following days:

  • Monday      -  Morning and Afternoon
  • Tuesday      - Afternoon Only
  • Wednesday - Morning and Afternoon
  • Thursday     - Morning Only
  • Friday         - Morning and Afternoon

Newly diagnosed HIV patients wishing to register for care, or HIV patients who wish to transfer their care to our service please contact the clinic after 1.00pm on Telephone numbers (028) 9063 6477 or (028) 9063 6483.

The demand on our service is high. If you are unable to keep your appointment please notify us as soon as possible so we can reschedule your appointment.

Please note. The clinic is closed on weekends and bank holidays.

If you need advice when our clinic is closed, please call the NHS sexual health helpline on 0800567123

What to do before you come to your appointment

It would be helpful if you did not pass urine for 2 hours (male) and 1 hour (female) before coming to your appointment.

Clinic Location and contact details

The clinic is situated on Level 3 of the Outpatients Centre on the Royal Hospitals site (accessed from the Falls road).
Access is also available via the main hospital following the directions for level 3 Outpatients Department.

Other GUM Clinics

If you cannot come to a clinic in Belfast, there are a number of other clinics throughout Northern Ireland. Please telephone these clinics prior to attending:  

Altnagelvin Hospital  Londonderry  (028) 7161 1269 
Causeway Area Hospital  Coleraine (028) 7034 6028 
Genitourinary Medicine
John Mitchell Place
Hill Street Newry
BT34 2BU
Newry  (028) 3084 3215 
Clinical Zone
Ground Floor
Portadown Health and Care Centre
Tavanagh Avenue
BT62 3BE

For further information tel:

(028) 3083 4215


Downe Hospital  Downpatrick    

(028) 4483 8133
Nurse advice line 028 44838392

 GUM / Sexual Health Clinics Northern Ireland

Regional Centre for HIV care

The Genitourinary Medicine Clinic is the Regional Centre for HIV care and management providing services to people from throughout Northern Ireland.

The multidisciplinary team offers a range of specialist support and advice for people living with HIV in Northern Ireland; this also includes working with voluntary agencies.

Newly diagnosed HIV patients wishing to register for care or HIV positive patients already receiving care elsewhere, and wishing to transfer their care to our clinic , need to arrange an appointment. No GP referral is necessary.

To arrange an appointment: Telephone (028) 9063 4050.