No STI Clinic Available to Sufferers in Leitrim

STI sufferers from Leitrim are forced to travel outside the county for treatment.

It’s one of 10 counties where there is no public STI clinic.

There are currently 23 HSE-funded STI clinics in the State, based in 16 counties.

Patients from Leitrim must travel to their nearest clinic which is based at Sligo University Hospital for treatment.

A survey of the clinics, published last year, showed that of the 23 clinics, seven of them have had to cancel sessions as a result of people being on annual leave