How can I get some condoms?


Here in Trinity Hall we LOVE safe sexual intercourse. Condoms are available directly from your Welfare Officer (Emma Gallagher), outside her apartment in a little basket (85.17), and at the apartments of all the welfare team. All condoms are freely provided.




Can I get a pregnancy test?


Yes, absolutely. If you find you need a pregnancy test you can get a free one from Emma (the Welfare Officer). You can call up to her in her apartment (85.17) or shoot her a message on Facebook.




I’m just not having an amazing time, and don’t have anyone to talk to about it. What should I do?


Your Welfare Officer is trained in confidentiality and active listening and is available to give a listening ear and a helping hand to anyone. She has weekly office hours in the Welfare Office in Oldham, or you can just send her a message saying you’d like a chat. No problem is too big or too small to talk about.




I’m going through some stuff, and I don’t feel comfortable going to Kate. Is there anyone else I can talk to in halls?


Yes, of course! It’s completely understandable that you would like to talk to someone else. Luckily, every house in Hall is assigned a welfare team member, who are lovely, well trained second years who are here to support you (their official title is literally “Peer Supporter”). You can contact the welfare team member assigned to your house, or any one of them that you would feel comfortable with.There are also great facilities offered on campus by college staff.




How do I make a Doctor’s appointment?


You can make a free GP appointment by ringing the College Health Services on + 353 1 896159. There are also free drop-in appointments available Monday to Friday, at 9:30am and 2pm. However, these are normally very busy, so I would advise being there and queueing at least 30 mins early. All doctors’ appointments take place in the college health services.




How do I get a Counselling appointment?


Contact the TCD Counselling Services – 01 896 1497. Counselling in the college counselling services is free for all Trinity students. It is confidential and non-judgemental. You ring to make an appointment and they will need your student number when you call. They also operate drop-in appointments at 1pm and 1:30pm term time, in the counselling services on Nassau street, just beside the science end of campus. There are weekly counselling appointments available in Halls as well, just ask if any are available when making your appointment.




How do I get an STI check? Is there a Sexual Health Clinic in Trinity?


There are two Sexual Health Clinics offered by the college health services: 1. Mini Screen with a Nurse For those who don't have symptoms and have no history of contact with someone with an STI.
You will be tested for

  • HIV, Hepatitis B and Syphilis (blood tests)
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea (Swabs and/or urine)
2. Sexual Health Clinic with Doctor and Nurse The same tests as above but a more detailed history and examination are taken.
  • Suitable for men or women with symptoms
  • Men who are having sex with men
  • Those who feel they are high risk for STI
Appointments can be made with reception in the Health Centre. You must pay €20 when booking your appointment. €15 is a courier charge for transporting samples. €5 will be refunded when you attend your appointment. Failure to give at least 48hrs cancellation notice will result in the loss of the deposit. The sexual health clinic takes place in the college health services on Wednesdays at 9.30 – 11.30 and 1.30 – 3.30. Other services that offer STI checks in Dublin include: Gay Men’s Health Service Clinic, Baggot Street Hospital, 18 Upr Baggot St, Dublin 4
  • Telephone: 01 6699553 SMS: 087 9410934
  • Website: www.gmhs.ie
  • Walk-in clinic or appointment: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings - doors open 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • How much: Free of charge
  • Clinic for gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men.
St. James’s Hospital, GUIDE Clinic, James’s Street, Dublin 8
  • Telephone: 01 4162315 / 4162316
  • Website: www.guideclinic.ie
  • Walk-in clinic: Monday from 9am (Present at 8:00am for tickets), Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30pm (Present from 9:00am for tickets and return in the afternoon for the clinic)
  • Appointment service (must be referred by a GP): Fridays, 9am-1pm.
  • How much: Free of charge
  • Service for under 18s: Yes, but by appointment only.





Can't find the answer you're looking for? Contact Kate on welfare@trinityhalljcr.com or ask a member of the Welfare Team.

Alternatively, check out our FAQ for the day-to-day questions you may have.

 

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