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COVID-19 helpline

Phone the COVID-19 helpline if you are waiting more than 2 days for your COVID-19 (coronavirus) test result:

Lo-call: 1850 24 1850

COVID-19 Helpline Christmas opening hours

Friday 25th Dec, 9am – 5pm
Saturday 26th Dec, 9am – 4:30pm
Sunday 27th Dec, 9am – 4:00pm
Monday 28th Dec, 9am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 29th Dec, 8am – 8pm
Wednesday 30th Dec, 8am – 7:30pm
Thursday 31st Dec, 8am – 7:30pm
Friday 1st Jan, 9am – 5pm
Saturday 2nd Jan 9am – 5pm
Sunday 3rd Jan 9am – 5pm

Getting medical help

GPs are family doctors and treat all common medical conditions. They are usually the first doctor you will see about non-emergency illnesses and health issues.

Find a GP to arrange an appointment.

If you need to see a GP outside clinic hours, contact your local GP out of hours service.

Injury units are available in some parts of the country. They provide treatment for injuries that are not life-threatening.

For life-threatening emergencies, call 999 or 112

Accessing health services

If you have a question about any of our services, you can get in touch with us by phone, email and on Twitter. The HSELive team can answer your questions about the health service.

HSELive is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 5pm on Saturday.

General health service queries - Christmas opening hours

HSELive will be open for Brexit related health service queries from 9am - 4pm each day from Sunday 27th December

Friday 25th Dec, closed
Saturday 26th Dec, closed
Sunday 27th Dec, closed
Monday 28th Dec, closed
Tuesday 29th Dec, 8am – 8pm
Wednesday 30th Dec, 8am – 8pm
Thursday 31st Dec, 9am – 5pm
Friday 1st Jan, closed
Saturday 2nd Jan 9am – 5pm
Sunday 3rd closed


Lo-call: 1850 24 1850

Phone: 01 240 8787


Send us your query and your email address online and we'll email you back as soon as we can.

Social media

Twitter: @HSELive - send us a direct message and we'll get back to you.

Make a comment, compliment or complaint

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Find health services

Find a list of all health services in Ireland or contact HSELive on 1850 24 1850 for details of them.

HSE Head Office

Dr. Steevens' Hospital
Steeven's Lane
Dublin 8
D08 W2A8
Phone: 01 635 2000

Find out more about the HSE's National Divisions

page last reviewed: 13/10/2020
next review due: 13/10/2023