The Rainbow Project works closely with other providers to provide full sexual health screening in Satellite Clinics for MSM (Men who have sex with men) and Trans People. These clinics are staffed by the Sexual Health Development Officer, Leo Lardie, and clinical staff from the provider in question.

(If you are unsure if this service is right for you, please call us and we can discuss it with you in a confidential manner).

All tests are undertaken by a trained GUM Consultant, Doctor or Nurse. Confidentiality at these clinics is important. Should you decide to test at these or any other GUM clinic the fact that you attended and/or were diagnosed with an infection will never be recorded on your general medical records. Your confidentiality in accessing a GUM or Sexual Health service is protected under the Venereal Diseases Act of 1926.

At these clinics you will:

  • Have a full sexual history taken
  • Have a chance to ask any questions related to sexual health with a trained professional
  • Have your Hepatitis A and B Vaccinations if you have not already had them or a booster should you need one
  • Have a full blood sample taken intravenously from the crux of the arm
  • Give a urine sample (you are asked not to urinate for at least 2 hours previous to testing)
  • Have an oral swab taken (if you have indicated having oral sex)
  • Give a self rectal swab sample (you will go to the toilet to do this if you have indicated being the receptive partner of anal sex)
  • A full sexual health screen which covers:
    • HIV
    • Syphilis
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Chlamydia (including LGV)
    • Hepatitis A/B/C

Dates, times and venues of Outreach clinics 2019-2020

View Northern Ireland GUM Clinic Information

All clinics (except Ballymena) are drop-in and are on a first come, first served basis. But if you're travelling from outside of  the clinic location (i.e. Belfast or Foyle) you can reserve a slot by calling (028 90 319 030) texting (079 04 864 861) or e-mailing ([email protected]) The Ballymena clinic is by appointment only and you must call (078 25 372 014) to book! Do not hesitate to contact our sexual health development Leo Lardie with any questions or concerns.

**There is only two clinicians available for Belfast's full sexual health clinic on Tuesday 28th January. We will only be able to see a limited number of clients that night. Very few reserve spaces will be given due to this, it will be first come first served mostly.

December 2019 Clinics

Tuesday 14th

Rapid HIV & Syphilis testing clinic

B'fast LGBT Centre


Tuesday 15th

Rapid HIV & Syphilis testing clinic

B'fast Trans Resource Centre (for trans/non-binary people only)


Tuesday 28th**

Full sexual health testing

B'fast LGBT Centre


First come, first served. But if travelling outside of Belfast a space can be reserved by contacting Leo by e-mail: [email protected]

Wednesday 29th

Full Sexual Health Testing



Please call (078 25 372 014) to book an appointment and for more details.

Clinic Locations

Foyle Office
20 Strand Road
Orlan House
BT48 7AB
1 – 5 Donegal Lane, Belfast BT1 2LZ
23-31 Waring Street

98 University Street

Ballymena Braid Valley hospital

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