Genito Urinary Medicine and Infectious Diseases

What We Do

The GUIDE Clinic (Department of Genito Urinary Medicine and Infectious Diseases) is the largest, free STI, HIV and Infectious Disease service in Ireland.  Our mission is to provide an excellent service to patients with HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and Infectious Diseases, including International Health.  We are a highly trained team of specialists committed to ongoing research, teaching, continuous development and improvement of our service.

Contact Details

Postal Enquries
The GUIDE Clinic,
St. James's Hospital,
James's Street,
Dublin 8

Title Name Phone Email 
 Appointments/Reception   (01) 416 2315 / 6  
Departmental Fax   (01) 410 3416  
Health Advisors   (01) 416 2101  
Social Workers   (01) 416 2143  
Vaccination Nurse   (01) 410 3826  
Dayward   (01) 410 3525  
Nurse Manager   (01) 410 3769  
Advanced Nurse Practitioner   (01) 410 3672  
Liaison Nurse in International Health   (01) 410 3539  
Liaison Nurse in HIV Medicine   (01) 410 3824  
Liaison Nurse in Infectious Disease   (01) 410 3822  
Liaison Nurse in HIV Hepatology   (01) 410 3821  
Liaison Nurse in Out-patient antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)   (01) 410 3823  
Phlebotomy (Blood Testing)    (01) 416 2577  
Data Manager   (01) 410 3720  
Pharmacy   (01) 416 2037  
Prof. Mulcahy’s Secretary   (01) 416 2590  
Prof. Bergin’s Secretary   (01) 416 2507  
Dr. Clarke’s Secretary   (01) 416 2402  
Dr. Lyons’ Secretary   (01) 410 3538  

Genito Urinary Medicine and Infectious Diseases Clinic

 Specialty DayLocation Consultant/Contact details
STI (Tickets allocated at 8am) Monday am  
Fast Track - Tickets allocated at 8am Monday am Guide Clinic, Hospital 5  
Health Advisors Review Clinic Monday am  Guide Clinic, Hospital 5  
HIV Monday pm Guide Clinic, Hospital 5  
Fast Track - Tickets allocated at 8am Tuesday am Guide Clinic, Hospital 5   
Viral Hepatitis Clinic Tuesday am Guide Clinic, Hospital 5  
New-fill Clinic Tuesday am Guide Clinic, Hospital 5  

STI (Tickets allocated at 8.00am)

Tuesday pm Guide Clinic, Hospital 5  
Health Advisor Review Clinic Tuesday pm  Guide Clinic, Hospital 5  
Viral Hepatitis Treatment Clinic Tuesday pm Guide Clinic, Hospital 5   
OPAT Clinic Tuesday pm  Outpatients Suite 5  
HIV Wednesday am Guide Clinic, Hospital 5  
Infectious Disease Wednesday pm Guide Clinic, Hospital 5  
HIV New Persons Clinic Thursday am Guide Clinic, Hospital 5  
Fast Track - Tickets allocated at 8am Thursday am Guide Clinic, Hospital 5   
Phlebotomy (Blood Testing) Thursday am Guide Clinic, Hospital 5  
Young Persons Clinic (YPC) Thursday am Guide Clinic, Hospital 5  
STI (Tickets allocated at 8.00am) Thursday pm Guide Clinic, Hospital 5  
Health Advisors Review Clinic Thursday pm  Guide Clinic, Hospital 5  
STI (Appointment only)(Referral letter required) Friday am Guide Clinic, Hospital 5  
Health Advisors Review Clinic Friday am Guide Clinic, Hospital 5  

Consultants


Consultant Speciality (directorate) Email Telephone & fax
Prof. C. Bergin

Infectious Diseases (MED)

cbergin@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 416 2507
Fax: (01) 410 3416
Nurse liaison: Gillian Farrell gilfarrell@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 410 3821 bleep 122
Dr. S Clarke

Infectious Diseases (MED)

clarkesec@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 416 2402
Fax: (01) 410 3416
Nurse liaison: Jacinta Grace-Parker jgparker@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 410 3822 bleep 445
Dr. Fiona Lyons

Genitourinary Medicine Physician (MED)

flyons@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 410 3538
Fax: (01) 410 3416
Nurse liaison: Sinead Murphy sjmurphy@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 410 3539 bleep 473
Dr. C. Merry

Consultant in Infectious Diseases (MED)

cmerry@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 416 2409
Fax: (01) 410 3416
Nurse liaison: Tel:
Prof. F. Mulcahy Genitourinary Medicine Physician (SAMS) fmulcahy@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 416 2590
Fax: (01) 410 3416
Nurse liaison: Georgina Nagle gnagle@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 4103824 Bleep 446

Appointment instructions

We currently have three walk-in clinics per week Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (please see our timetable for times) for people coming to the STI Clinic for the first time or with a new problem, so no appointment is necessary. 

We do our best to see everybody who comes along.  If you do not get a ticket you will get to speak to a Nurse who will decide with you when is the best time for you to be seen.

Fri am is for GP referrals and is by appointment only.  Your GP can post/fax us a referral letter and you will be sent an appointment date within two weeks.

 

STI FAST TRACK CLINIC

Fast-Track - No Examination Necessary Clinic - this service is available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning.

If you have a lump or bump, pain or discharge you are advised not to avail of this fast-track service.

Not everyone who attends the clinic needs to be examined. If you have not noticed anything wrong and have not been in contact with someone who has an infection, you may be interested in doing a very easy self-taken test that does not involve an examination.

A Nurse will take your bloods and explain to you how to take your own samples.  This option involves a much shorter waiting time in clinic.  You will be tested for all the same infections as someone who is having an examination.

If this option suits you, select the option on the registration form which says "I have no symptoms and would like a self-taken STI screen with no genital examination."

*PLEASE NOTE* Patients still require a ticket to be seen.

Referral procedures

A referral letter is not necessary before you attend the walk-in STI clinics.  If you are attending the Infectious Diseases clinic or the HIV clinic for the first time a referral letter from your Doctor is required.

Please also see "Appointment Instructions" for further details.

For further information about the GUIDE Clinic please visit www.guideclinic.ie