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IFPA

The IFPA have 11 centres around the Country.

Email: post@ifpa.ie

Crisis Pregnancy Helpline Lo Call 1850 49 50 51

Opening Hours

Helpline hours Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Services Offered

  • Pregnancy testing is available in the family planning clinics in Dublin (Cathal Brugha Street and Tallaght) and Limerick.
  • Free crisis pregnancy counselling.
  • All appointments for the counselling service are made through the national pregnancy counselling helpline, 1850 49 50 51. During the lo-cost call IFPA staff will be able to book a suitable appointment for you, give you directions and answer some basic questions.
  • Full support and information on parenting and after a child’s birth is provided, and referral to an agency in the client’s local area is given as appropriate
  • Full adoption support is provided and referral information to an adoption agency is provided as appropriate.
  • If requested, contact details of abortion clinics will be given as part of a face-to-face crisis pregnancy counselling session in which all choices are discussed – parenting, adoption and abortion. Information on visa applications for migrant women is also provided.
  • Drop in appointments are available for emergency contraception only in the family planning clinics in Tallaght and Cathal Brugha Street.
  • Out of hours/outreach services are available in Cathal Brugha Street clinic on Thursdays and on Saturday mornings in Cathal Brugha Street Clinic.
  • All partners and family members are provided with counselling if required.
  • Post abortion support is provided by telephone and face-to-face counselling as appropriate.
  • Post abortion medical check-ups are provided in the family planning clinics in Dublin (Cathal Brugha Street and Tallaght) and Limerick. The IFPA also work closely with a network of sensitive GPs who also provide post abortion medical checkups.

Additional information

  • The IFPA has 11 centres across the country in Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway city, Tuam, Gorey, Letterkenny, Limerick,  Sligo, Tallaght & Waterford.
  • All of the IFPA's counsellors are professionally qualified and subject to external professional supervision.
  • The IFPA offers a comprehensive service in relation to pregnancy counselling (including sexual health and contraceptive information) and post abortion medical and psychological care.
  • A comprehensive information pathway to support migrant women in accessing appropriate travel documents and visas is provided.

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