The Well Woman Centre

Linda Wilson Long, Dublin Well Woman

The Dublin Well Woman Centres were founded in 1978, with the aim of helping Irish women access family planning information and services. 

Location: 

Dublin Well Women is based in three locations: 
City Centre clinic: 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1.
South City clinic: 67 Pembroke Road  (basement) , Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
North City clinic: Northside Shopping Centre, Coolock, Dublin 5. 


How to make an appointment:  If you would like to make an appointment you can call: 
City Centre clinic: (01) 872 8095 / 872 8051
South City clinic: (01) 668 1108 / 660 9860
North City clinic: (01) 848 4511

Opening Hours:
Opening hours differ in each location: 

City Centre Clinic: 
Mon/ Thurs/ Fri 9.30am-7.30pm;
Tue/ Wed, 8.00am-7.30pm 
Sat, 10.00am - 4.00pm,
Sun, 1.00pm-4.00pm (Walk-In Emergency Contraception clinic only) 
 
South City Clinic, Pembroke Rd: 
Mon/ Thurs/ Fri, 8.00am-7.30pm;
Tue/ Wed, 10.00am-7.30pm, 
Sat 10.00am-4.00pm
 
North City Clinic, Coolock: 
Mon/ Tue/ Wed/ Fri 9.00am-6.00pm
Thurs 9.00am-8.00pm; 
Sat 9.30am-4.30pm
Please note that the telephone is unattended when the clinic is closed.  You can expect to get an appointment within 3 working days. 

How to get here:

Maps showing the precise location of each of the Well Woman centres can be found on the website, www.wellwomancentre.ie
Well Woman's Liffey Street centre is located at the Ha'Penny Bridge, beside the Dublin Woollen Mills, and is convenient for most buses going to the city centre.  It is no more than 5 minutes walk from the Jervis stop on the Luas (Red Line), and is under 15 minutes walk from Tara Street DART Station.  Alternately, you can get off the DART at Connolly Station and take the Luas (Red Line) to the Jervis stop.


The Pembroke Road centre is 10 minutes' walk from Lansdowne Road DART Station, at the corner of Pembroke and Raglan Roads,  It is convenient for all of the bus routes stopping on Upper Baggot Street, and going into town along Northumberland Road (alight near the D4 Hotel).  Pay and Display parking may be found on Pembroke and Raglan Roads.


The Coolock centre is conveniently located on the upper level of the Northside Shopping Centre.  The 27 bus from Talbot Street stops right outside the shopping centre, and there is good car parking available for shopping centre patrons. 

When you get here:  

When you get to our centre for your counselling appointment, you should give your name to our receptionist, who will direct you to the waiting Room area.  No-one else will know why you are there, and you can bring along a friend, family member or partner, if you wish.  The counsellor will come out to the waiting room area and introduce herself, before bringing you into the counselling room.  We do not offer a drop-in service (other than for the Sunday Emergency Contraception Clinic in Liffey Street), and clients are seen by appointment.    
 
Who can attend: You are encouraged to bring along a partner, a friend or a family member with you.  Counselling is also available to them if it is needed.   If you do bring someone with you, our Counsellor may start the session by asking you if you are comfortable to have that person remain present.  

Who provides the counselling: Counselling is provided by one of our professionally trained and qualified Well Woman staff counsellors.  All have many years of experience in working with women and crisis pregnancy issues in Well Woman, and in the broader therapeutic world.  All are IACP-accredited, which means they engage in ongoing supervision, and must constantly update and refresh their training and skills. 
   
Post-abortion medical check-ups:   Post abortion medical check-ups are provided free of charge by Well Woman doctors. It is advisable to have a post-abortion medical check-up two to three weeks after an abortion.  The medical check-up has three aims, to confirm that the pregnancy has ended, to verify to you that any bleeding you may be having is normal, and to discuss with you your future contraceptive needs.  
For more information you can visit: http://www.wellwomancentre.ie/index.php?p=crisis